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


Certification Areas
 

Grades EC- 6 - Generalist + ESL Supplement

All students seeking certification must be advised in the Teacher Development Center.

Undergraduate students must first meet with an academic advisor before being advised in the Teacher Development Center. EC-6 students usually major in Interdisciplinary Studies or Child Learning and Development. Post baccalaureate students must have previous coursework evaluated by a certification advisor to be sure they fulfill the content curriculum requirement of:

  • 12 hours English
  • 12 hours Science
  • 12 hours Social Studies
  •   9 hours Mathematics
  • Public Speaking course or Official Documentaion of Effective Oral Communication Skills

Basic certification courses for Grades EC - 6 are listed below. The certification advisor will determine each student's specific requirements.

  • ED 3314 - AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL
    (20 hours early field experience required in course.)
  • PSY/ED 3339 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • ED 4352 - READING I (Prerequisite for ED 4357)
  • ED 4357 - DIAGNOSTIC READING
  • ED 3345 - ART, MUSIC & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
  • PSY 3342 - EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
  • LIT/ED 3315 - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
  • ED3340 or MATH 3301 - MATH CONCEPTS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
  • ED 4V95 - ESL (English as as Second Language) for Teachers

Offficial 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 3342 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT GRADES EC-6
    (20 hours early field experience required in course.)
  • ED 4363 - READING II/ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS READING METHODS
  • ED 4343 - SCIENCE METHODS
  • ED 4344 - MATHEMATICS METHODS
  • ED 4345 - SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS
  • ED 4693 - STUDENT TEACHING (12 weeks full days)
  • ED 4372 - Educational Technology Online