The Early Childhood through Grade 6 with Science of Teaching Reading and English as a Second Language Supplemental Teacher Certification Program at the University of North Texas is designed for students whose goal is to become a teacher in classrooms from Pre-K through 6th grade. This certification path includes preparation in the Science of Teaching Reading, a new initiative in the State of Texas that prepares teachers to implement instruction in reading, especially with young learners. English as a Second Language courses develop knowledge and skills critical to the success of English Language Learners in today’s diverse classrooms.
The fully redesigned degree program associated with this certification features:
A program vision focuses on equity-oriented, anti-racist, and humanizing pedagogies as represented in a set of core commitments for both faculty and teacher candidates.
Opportunities for undergraduates to choose a specialization area. Specializations offer deep, focused exploration in an area of interest. Options include Early Childhood Education; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics); Language, Literacy and Activism; Inclusive Education; Ethnic Studies in Education; International Studies in Education; and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Begin foundational coursework in education earlier during Freshman and Sophomore years as students complete their general core requirements.
Expanded opportunities for field experiences in actual classrooms and a variety of learning contexts starting early in the program and continuing through clinical teaching.
Choose from an increased number of electives based on interest with courses designed to allow students to explore topics more deeply or to learn about new and exciting concepts.
Students should consult with their advisors to determine the best sequence for taking core courses, prerequisite courses, major courses, and courses in the blocks. Part of this degree is the last three long semesters of the professional development sequence (called Blocks: A, B, and C). Courses in Block A may/not require field experiences at local early childhood education centers, elementary schools, and partnering community organizations. Additionally, the ﬁnal two long semesters (Blocks B & C) involve full-day internship experiences at local schools.
Core Subjects EC-6 with Science of Teaching Reading and ESL Supplemental
Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available annually.
You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by visiting online at financialaid.unt.edu