Founded as a Teacher Training Institute in 1890, the University of North Texas has a long and proud tradition of preparing exceptional educators to work in public and private schools throughout Texas. Many appealing positions await you, especially in high-needs areas such as bilingual education, English as a Second Language, special education, math, science and computer science education. Many first-year teachers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area earn starting salaries of $50,000 or more.
Students completing the requirements for the undergraduate degree will receive the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. The undergraduate program requires a minimum of 120–126 semester hours. The specific number of hours required is determined by one’s choice of grades EC–6 or grades 4–8 options.
Programs for teaching Early Childhood through Grade 6 offer Core Subjects with Bilingual Supplemental Certification, Core Subjects with ESL Supplemental Certification or Core Subjects with Special Education EC-12 Certification.
A minimum of 120–126 semester hours (depending upon teacher certification and course options selected), of which 42 must be 3000 or 4000 level courses, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum.”
The department recommends specific courses (best choices) in some categories. Students may elect to take other courses listed under the University Core Curriculum to fulfill these requirements; however, doing so may add hours to the degree.
Students should consult with their advisors to determine how best to meet the core requirements.
Students may prepare for a EC-6 Core Subjects certificate with English as a Second Language supplemental certification, EC-6 Core subjects certificate with Bilingual Education Supplemental Certification, or EC-6 Core Subjects with EC-12 Special Education certification. Students should consult with their advisors to determine the best sequence for taking core courses, prerequisite courses, major courses and PDS courses. Part of this degree is two semesters of courses in a Professional Development School (PDS). Courses taken during the first semester of PDS require two days per week of course work and two days per week internship at a PDS site. The second semester of PDS is 15 weeks of student teaching internship plus attendance at a weekly seminar.
One of the following:
One of the following:
Two additional courses selected from:
Any two approved science courses (6 hours, in addition to the core).
Students seeking EC-6 Core Subjects with ESL Supplemental or EC-6 Core Subjects with BIL Supplemental Certification:
Students seeking EC–6 Core Subjects Certificate with Special Education EC–12 Certification:
Students seeking any Grades 4-8 Certificate:
The TExES Practice exams are offered four times in each long semester and twice during the summer. Students should visit with the TExES Success Office in Matthews Hall, Room 119, for further information about their required exams (940-369-8601).
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