Grades EC-6 Generalist Certification

To complete the EC-6 teaching certificate, the candidate must have an earned bachelor’s degree and complete course requirements and required TExES examinations. Individuals follow the undergraduate professional education course of study.

Degree Requirements

Professional Education course requirements for the EC-6 Generalist certificate include:

EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession

EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations

EDUC 3312Language and Literacy Acquisition

EDUC 3313Integrating Arts and Movement

EDUC 3356Instructional Programs for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

EDUC 3363Managing Classrooms and Behavior in School Settings

EDUC 4057Student Teaching Seminar


EDUC 4058Educational Aide Internship

EDUC 4321Integrating Technology in the Classroom

EDUC 4322Teaching Skills in EC-6

EDUC 4334English Language Learners

EDUC 4365Assessment for Instruction

EDUC 4369Instructing Diverse Learners

EDUC 5640Clinical Teaching in EC-12


EDIN 5380Internship in Student Teaching in Elementary School


EDIN 5381Internship in Student Teaching in Elementary School

ELED 4312Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

ELED 4313Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

ELED 4314Teaching Science in the Elementary School

EPSY 3330Educational Psychology: Child Development and Learning

READ 3330Children's Literature

READ 4350Pre-kindergarten and Elementary Literacy (Grades PK-4)

READ 4360Literacy in the Classroom

READ 4366Corrective Reading Practicum

NOTE: In some instances, graduate courses may be substituted for undergraduate courses. If accepted to graduate studies, the candidate may apply these courses to a master’s degree. The candidate who wishes to pursue a graduate degree should take no more than 9 hrs. graduate course work before being admitted to the graduate program. For admission to The Graduate Studies, follow the requirements as listed earlier in this section of the catalog. (See post-baccalaureate advisor for details.)

*Clinical Teaching: Requirements for admission to clinical teaching are provided in the School of Education student teaching section following the certification section of this catalog.

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.

In order to be eligible for a recommendation for EC-6 teacher certification, candidates must pass required TExES examinations in addition to successfully completing the course requirements and clinical teaching or internship, if applicable.