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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Graduate Teacher Certification Plan Social Studies 4-8

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This plan has a content waiver option based on passing the content state assessment on the first attempt. See a College of Education (COE) adviser for details.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Certification Plan Requirements

Required Courses:

Required Courses:
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
Credit Hours: 3
GEOG 4314 Teaching Geography
Credit Hours: 3
HIST 2301 Texas History
Credit Hours: 3
Choose one course from:
GEOG 1301 Modern Physical Geography
Credit Hours: 3
Choose one course from:
HIST 3325 Colonial America
Credit Hours: 3
HIST 3327 The New American Nation
Credit Hours: 3
HIST 3330 Civil War and Reconstruction
Credit Hours: 3
Other required courses:
TCED 4102 Secondary (4-8 and 7-12) Content Teacher Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
TCED 4304 Creating Positive Learning Environments in 4-8
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
LLLS 5531 Critical Reading and Thinking
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 4351 Reading in Content Subjects
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
LLLS 5533 Selecting Literature and Materials for Children
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 4345 Survey of Children's Literature
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
SPED 5030 Survey of Individual Differences
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 4300 Survey of Exceptionalities
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Courses for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Prerequisite Courses for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP):
EDUC 4310 Theories of Educational Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 4315 Theories of American Pluralism
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
TCED 6031 Application of Technology in the Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
INST 3313 Survey of Instructional Technologies
Credit Hours: 3

Pedagogy Courses

Pedagogy course:
TCED 4331 Social Studies Methods for Grades 4-8
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following options:
Option 1:
TCED 4378 Pre-Service Internship I
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4978 Pre-Service Internship II/Student Teaching
Credit Hours: 9
Option 2:
TCED 4678 Post-Degree Internship I
Credit Hours: 6
TCED 4679 Post-Degree Internship II/Student Teaching
Credit Hours: 6