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Bilingual Early Childhood through 6th grade
Core Subject EC-6
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Special Education, K-12
4-8 English Language Arts & Reading
4-8 Core Subject

4-8 Mathematics
4-8 Science
4-8 Social Studies
7-12 English Language Arts & Reading
7-12 Mathematics
7-12 Science
7-12 Social Studies

Admission Criteria:

a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 OR at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours
submit a completed application for admission
meet degree requirements below OR pass the TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT) in the certification area.

Meet Degree Requirements
OR
pass TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)

Degree requirements:
Early Childhood through 6th grade: total of 24 hrs in English, Math, Science and Social Studies (at least three hours in each area).
Early Childhood through 6th grade Bilingual: total of 24 hrs in English, Math, Science and Social Studies (at least three hours in each area) and show proficiency in the Spanish language.
Early Childhood through 6th grade Special Education: total of 24 hrs in English, Math, Science and Social Studies (at least three hours in each area).
4th-8th English Language Arts & Reading: 12 hours (18 recommended)
4th-8th Mathematics: 15 hours (18 recommended)
4th-8th Science: 15 hours (18 recommended)
4th-8th Social Studies: 12 hours (18 recommended)
4th-8th Special Education: meet degree requirements in content area
7th-12th English Language Arts & Reading: 18 hours (24 recommended)
7th-12th Mathematics: 18 hours (24 recommended)
7th-12th Science: 18 hours (24 recommended)
7th-12th Social Studies: 18 hours (24 recommended)
7th-12th Special Education: meet degree requirements in content area

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TExES Pre-admission Content (PACT) – Certification area: Test Code
For more test information, visit the ETS web site
Early Childhood through 6th grade: 291 Core Subject EC-6
Early Childhood through 6th grade Bilingual: 192 Bilingual Generalist EC-6
Early Childhood through 6th grade Special Education: 291 Core Subject EC-6
4th-8th English Language Arts & Reading: 117 English Language Arts & Reading 4-8
4th-8th Mathematics: 115 Mathematics 4-8
4th-8th Science: 116 Science 4-8
4th-8th Social Studies: 118 Social Studies 4-8
4th-8th Special Education: pass TExES Exam in content area
7th-12th English Language Arts & Reading: 231 English Language Arts & Reading 7-12
7th-12th Mathematics: 235 Mathematics 7-12
7th-12th Science: 236 Science 7-12
7th-12th Social Studies: 232 Social Studies 7-12
7th-12th Special Education: pass TExES Exam in content area

Application Process:

 

Applications are available online

Candidates will be required to:
submit a completed application along with resume
submit a $50 application fee online
submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
submit three professional reference forms (included in application packet)
undergo an interview process to determine candidate acceptance into the program

Information Sessions: Information Sessions will be offered to potential candidates to provide information about our unique program and to answer all questions regarding the teacher certification process. Click here for dates.
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Successful completion of our program can be achieved within 18 months. You could be teaching in as little as 6 months. Courses will be scheduled during the summer and evenings throughout the year.

Interns will be required to complete the following:
A Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility Course (PPR) covers the PPR domains and essential knowledge required by the state. Hours for this course meet the number of hours required by the state for certification preparation.

A Content Course containing the TEKS for the content area and instructional strategies to deliver the TEKS to students. The class covers each domain of the content area as well as instructional strategies. Hours for this course meet the number of hours required by the state for certification preparation.

During the coursework portion of our program, interns will participate in 100 hours of hands-on classroom experience in a school with a certified classroom teacher.

A Teaching Component:
One-year Paid Professional Internship in an accredited school. This internship will be supervised by a TxBESS trained certified Texas classroom teacher. Observations and evaluations will be conducted throughout the school year. Post conferences will follow each observation. Upon the successful completion of the internship, the intern will be recommended to SBEC for a Standard Teaching Certificate.
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12-week Clinical Teaching Experience in an accredited school. This is a full-time teaching position during the Fall or Spring semester. The teacher candidate will apply for a clinical teaching position through e2 and will be placed in a partnering school district with a certified Texas teacher, who will serve as the mentor teacher. Observations and evaluations will be conducted by the mentor teacher and the e2 supervisor. Upon the successful completion of the clinical teaching experience, the teacher candidate will be recommended to SBEC for a Standard Teaching Certificate