Teacher Education in the Disciplines

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Coordination: Dean of Professional Education and Professional Education Council
Location: Stoddard 202
Telephone: 940-898-2202
Fax: 940-898-2209
Advising: Professional Education Student Support Services, Stoddard Hall 211

Teaching certificates in the disciplines require an undergraduate degree and completion of required courses in teacher education. Students may earn the teaching certificate in two ways:

  1. while earning the bachelor’s degree by completing a major in an approved certification area and a minor in education, or
  2. by earning teaching certification as post-baccalaureate students after completing a degree.

Students preparing to teach elementary school, middle school English Language Arts and Reading or middle school core subjects must major in Interdisciplinary Studies and minor in Education. Students seeking an all-level certificate must select a major in the specialization area and minor in Education. Academic advising is available to all students from both the academic departments and the College of Professional Education.

Teaching Certificate Plans for the Majors

Requirements for majors with teaching certificates vary among academic departments and according to the grades to be taught. Plans for grades 6-12 or 7-12 are considered secondary education. Students should complete the requirements for the university core curriculum and the major department’s plan for teacher certification. In some areas, certificates are provided which permit the student to teach a single subject in all levels or grades of the public schools (EC-12 plans).

Teaching Certifications Available in the Disciplines

Major Discipline Teacher Certification Programs
ArtsEC-12 Art
8-12 Dance
EC-12 Music
EC-12 Theater Arts (Drama)
Biology4-8 Science
7-12 Science - Biology
7-12 Life Science
Communication SciencesEC-12 Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Chemistry7-12 Science - Chemistry
6-12 Physical Science
Computer Science 8-12 Computer Science
English7-12 English Language Arts and Reading
Family & Consumer Sciences6-12 Family and Consumer Sciences - Composite
8-12 Human Development and Family Studies
8-12 Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences
Health StudiesEC-12 Health Education
History and Government4-8 Social Studies
7-12 Social Studies
7-12 History
KinesiologyEC-12 Physical Education
Language Arts4-8 English Language Arts and Reading
Mathematics4-8 Mathematics
7-12 Mathematics
Sciences4-8 Science
7-12 Science

Student Teaching Eligibility Requirements

  1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program;
  2. A minimum 2.75 overall grade point average;
  3. Satisfactory completion (as defined by the major department) of all course work leading to degree and certification requirements except student teaching.

Application for Teaching Certificate (Online)

Once they have completed their program, students will apply online for teaching certificates on the Texas Education Agency website.

Specific rules affect teacher certification procedures and institutional recommendation.

These include:

  1. No student may be admitted to or recommended for an initial certificate or supplemental program based on expired state standards.
  2. To be approved for any certificate, candidates shall be required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance on one or more examinations prescribed by the State Board for Educator Certification .
  3. Effective September 1, 1982, the State Board of Education rule gives the Commissioner of Education the authority to suspend or revoke a teaching certificate, or refuse to issue a teaching certificate for a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession. All applicants for an initial credential must submit fingerprints to TEA.
  4. Recommendation for certification will not be made until all state and university requirements are met.

Certification of Post-Baccalaureate Students

TWU offers several options to individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking either initial or additional Texas teacher certification. Materials are available in the College of Professional Education Office of Student Support Services that outline the steps involved. All post-baccalaureate students pursuing initial teacher certification must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on the last 60 semester credit hours and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Regardless of the total number of hours needed to complete certification requirements, at least 15 semester credit hours of course work must be taken at TWU prior to recommendation for certification. Other requirements unique to the academic specialization must be satisfied.

Graduate Courses

Please refer to the Graduate Catalog or the department website for information about our graduate courses in Special Education, Educational Leadership, and Bilingual Education (EDBE).

Courses

EDUC 2003. Schools and Society. (TCCN EDUC 1301) Professional roles, responsibilities, and structure of American and Texas educational systems; legal and ethical requirements of professional educators. Importance of family involvement in the educational process. Utilization of effective interaction and communication with families, school personnel, and other members of the educational community. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 2703. Gender and Education. An interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between gender and education in the U.S. Explores how gender relationships are created, maintained, enacted, and transformed through educational structures, practices, and institutions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 3003. Learning Theory and Development. Overview of the major learning theories and developmental models that impact student learning; instruction that promotes meaningful, integrated, active inquiry, and participation in the learning process. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: EDUC 3482. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 3482. Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration. Implementation of effective and appropriate approaches to integrating innovative technology in diverse EC-12 classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. Co-requisite: EDUC 3003. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

EDUC 4003. Student Teaching: Dance. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4006. Student Teaching: Dance. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4013. Student Teaching: Biology. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4016. Student Teaching: Biology. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4023. Student Teaching: Business. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4026. Student Teaching: Business. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4033. Student Teaching: Chemistry. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4036. Student Teaching: Chemistry. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4043. Student Teaching: English. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4046. Student Teaching: English. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4052. Practicum in Special Education. Credit: Two hours.

EDUC 4053. Practicum in Special Education. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4063. Student Teaching: General Science. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4066. Student Teaching: General Science. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4073. Student Teaching: Government. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4076. Student Teachnig: Governement. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4083. Student Teaching: Health. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4086. Student Teaching: Health. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4093. Student Teaching: History. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4096. Student Teaching: History. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4103. Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4106. Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4113. Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment. Design and implementation of instruction appropriate for all students; continuous and appropriate assessment; responsive instruction and effective communication techniques; instructional strategies that actively engage students in the learning process; timely, high-quality feedback. Prerequisites: EDUC 3003 and EDUC 3482, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: EDUC 4243. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4116. Student Teaching: Journalism. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4123. Student Teaching: Mathematics. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4126. Student Teaching: Mathematics. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4146. Student Teaching: Physics. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4163. Student Teaching: Reading. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4166. Student Teaching: Reading. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4176. Student Teaching: Sociology. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4183. Student Teaching: Economics. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4186. Student Teaching: Economics. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4193. Student Teaching: Physical Science. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4196. Student Teaching: Physical Science. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4223. Student Teaching: Computer Science. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4226. Student Teaching: Computer Science. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4233. Student Teaching: Theatre Arts. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4236. Student Teaching: Theatre Arts. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4243. Classroom Environment and Management. Factors which foster a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence: physically and emotionally safe and productive environments; effective learner-centered strategies for managing student behavior; social, legal, and ethical issues regarding the use of technology within the teaching and learning environment. Prerequisites: EDUC 3003 and EDUC 3482, and admission to Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: EDUC 4113. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4283. Student Teaching: Life/Earth Science. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4286. Student Teaching: Life/Earth Science. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4293. Student Teaching: Kinesiology (Physical Education). Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4303. Student Teaching: Kindergarten. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4306. Student Teaching: Kindergarten. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4313. Student Teaching: Elementary. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4316. Student Teaching: Elementary. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4323. Student Teaching: Bilingual. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4326. Student Teaching: Bilingual. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4333. Student Teaching: English as a Second Language. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4336. Student Teaching: English as a Second Language. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4343. Student Teaching: Life Science 8-12. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4346. Student Teaching: Life Science 8-12. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4356. Student Teaching: English/Language Arts. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4363. Student Teaching: Social Studies. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4366. Student Teaching: Social Studies. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4373. Student Teaching: Secondary Special Education. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4376. Student Teaching: Secondary Special Education. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4703. Student Teaching: Hearing Impaired. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4706. Student Teaching: Hearing Impaired. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4713. Student Teaching: EC-6 Grade 4. Student teaching or internship. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4716. Student Teaching: EC-6 Grade 4. Student teaching or internship. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4743. Student Teaching: Generic Special Education. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4746. Student Teaching: Generic Special Education. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4753. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4756. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4763. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 English, Language Arts, and Reading. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4766. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 English, Language Arts, and Reading. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4773. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Social Studies. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4776. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Social Studies. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4783. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Mathematics. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4786. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Mathematics. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4793. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Science. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4796. Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Science. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4813. Student Teaching: All-Level Art. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4816. Student Teaching: All-Level Art. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4823. Student Teaching: All-Level Music. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4826. Student Teaching: All-Level Music. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4833. Student Teaching: All-Level Kinesiology. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4836. Student Teaching: All-Level Kinesiology. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4913. Independent Study. Independent study of specific problems. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of credit. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4923. Internship in Teaching. Credit: Three hours.

EDUC 4926. Internship in Teaching. Credit: Six hours.

EDUC 4936. Practicum in Teaching. Credit: Six hours.

Professors

ANDERSON, GINA B., Professor of Teacher Education; Interim Associate Dean of the College of Professional Education. B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
COWART, MELINDA F., Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.Ed., Texas A&M-Commerce; Ed.D., Texas A&M-Commerce .
FEYTEN, CARINE M., Chancellor and President; Professor of Teacher Education. B.A., Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; M.A., Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; Ph.D., University of South Florida.
HANSEN-THOMAS, HOLLY, Professor of Teacher Education. B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio.
PEMBERTON, JANE B., Professor of Teacher Education; Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. B.S., Kansas State University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.
SANCHEZ, CLAUDIA D., Professor of Teacher Education. B.A., Escuela Normal Superior de Coahuila : Saltillo, Mexico; B.A., Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila : Saltillo, Mexico; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
WHITWORTH, JERRY E., Professor of Teacher Education; Interim Dean of the College of Professional Education. B.A., University of Kansas; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Ed.D., University of Missouri, Columbia.

Associate Professors

DUNLAP, KAREN L., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.S.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ed.D., University of Texas, El Paso.
FREDRICKSON, REBECCA R., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.F.A, Stephen F. Austin State University; M.Ed., University of Texas at Tyler; Ed.D., Stephen F. Austin State University.
LERNER, BARBARA A., Associate Professor of Teacher Education; Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships. B.A., George Washington University; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D, Texas Woman's University.
MALONE, PEGGY N., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce; M.Ed., Texas A&M University-Commerce; Ed.D., Baylor University.
McMAHAN, SARAH K., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.Ed., Abilene Christian University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
MYERS, DIANE M., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.A., Connecticut College; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.
SOURDOT, LUDOVIC, Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., Arkansas State University; M.Ed., Texas State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University .
STARRETT, TERESA M., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., University of North Texas; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ed.D., University of North Texas.
TRUJILLO-JENKS, LAURA A., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Assistant Professors

GOO, MINKOWAN, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education. B.A., Daegu University; M.A., Daegu University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
KRUTKA, DANIEL G., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.Ed., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
STEWART, MARY A., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education. B.A., Texas Christian University; M.Ed., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.