Grades 7-12 Certification

The School of Education offers courses to prepare students for certification to teach in grades 7-12. To complete the 7-12 teaching certificate, the undergraduate candidate must complete the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree that is appropriate for the designated teaching field. These requirements are located in the appropriate academic department. Admission requirements for candidates seeking 7-12 certification are provided in School of Education section Admission Requirements.

Designated Teaching Fields:

Life Sciences (7-12)

Chemistry (7-12)

Computer Science (7-12)

Mathematics (7-12)

Physical Sciences (7-12)

English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)

Social Studies (7-12)

History (7-12)

Journalism (7-12)

Speech (7-12)


Candidates for 7-12 UTeach Math, Life Science, Chemistry, or Physical Science certification must complete the following professional education courses (24 hrs.):

Year 1

EDUT 1170Step 1: Inquiry Approach

EDUT 2170Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lessons

Year 2

EDUT 3370Knowing & Learning Mathematics and Science

HIST 3360Perspectives on Science and Mathematics


PHIL 3360Perspectives on Science and Mathematics

Year 3

EDUT 3371Classroom Interactions

BIOL 3360Research Methods

CHEM 3360Research Methods


PHYS 3360Research Methods

Year 4

EDUT 4370Project-Based Instruction

EDUC 4640Student Teaching EC-12

EDUT 4171Apprentice Teaching Seminar

Other 7-12 Certification

Candidates for all other 7-12 certification must complete the following professional education courses. (See the School of Education Advising Center for details) Candidates majoring in English, history, political science, journalism, or speech that wish to become certified teachers should see their major advisor and the advisor in the School of Education for assistance with degree plans.

EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession

EPSY 3340Educational Psychology: Adolescent Development and Learning

EDUC 4320Teaching Skills for the Intermediate and Secondary Teacher

EDSP 3351Managing and Instructing Diverse Learners

EDUC 4312Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and High School


EDUC 4315Teaching Language Arts in the Middle and High School

EDFB 4338Literacy in the Content Areas (Grade 5-12)

EDUC 4640Student Teaching EC-12

EDUC 4057Student Teaching Seminar

Take the appropriate pedagogy course, if required

Professional education courses require related field experiences. These experiences occur in TEA-accredited schools. The School of Education in cooperation with participating school districts assigns students to school placements.