The University of Texas at Dallas
School of General Studies
Teacher Development Center


Certification Areas
 

Grades 8 to 12

All students seeking certification must be advised in the Teacher Development Center. All 8-12 certification students must be enrolled in the school of their academic major with the exception of Social Studies 8-12. Social Studies 8-12 may be in the school of EPPS (Economic, Political and Policy Sciences) or Interdisciplinary Studies.

Undergraduate students must first meet with an academic advisor before being advised in the Teacher Development Center. Post baccalaureate students must have previous coursework evaluated by a certification advisor to be sure they fulfill the content curriculum requirement of 24 hours in the specific content field. Students who wish to teach grades 8-12 may choose from the following teaching fields:

  • 8-12 Mathematics
  • 8-12 English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR)
  • 8-12 History
  • 8-12 Science
  • 8-12 Physical Science
  • 8-12 Life Science  
  • 8-12 Chemistry
  • 8-12 Social Studies
  • 8-12 Computer Science

Certification students must demonstrate effective oral communication skills with a public speaking course or official documentation

Basic professional development courses for Grades 8-12 are listed below. The certification advisor will determine each student's specific requirements.

  • ED 3314 - AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL (mandatory 20 hours early field experience included in course)
  • PSY/ED 3339 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • ED 4353 - READING IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT AREA
  • ED 4372 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ONLINE

    Official admission to the program is required before the following courses may be taken. Admission requirements to the program are detailed under the link "Program Admission".
  • ED 4361 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT GRADES 8-12
  • ED  33XX   - CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION IN (teaching field) (20 hours early field experience included in course)
  • ED 4694- STUDENT TEACHING (12 weeks full days)