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


Certification Areas
 

Grades 4 to 8

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. Post baccalaureate students must have previous coursework evaluated by a certification advisor to be sure they fulfill the content curriculum requirements. Students who wish to teach grades 4-8 may choose 4-8 Generalist or a specialized field. They may be enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies or in the school of their major.

  • 4-8 Generalist
  • 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • 4-8 Mathematics
  • 4-8 Science
  • 4-8 Social Studies 

Basic certification courses for Grades 4-8 Generalist are listed below. Course requirements will differ for 4-8 subject specific certifications.  The certification advisor will determine each student's specific requirements according to educational background and certification field.

  • 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, Diagnostic Reading)
  • ED 4357 - DIAGNOSTIC READING ( ELAR 4-8 only)
  • LIT/ED 3315 - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
  • ED 3340 or MATH 3301 - MATH CONCEPTS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
  • ED 4372 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ONLINE
  • PUBLIC SPEAKING - Course or Official Documentation
  • ED 4353 - READING IN THE CONTENT AREA (for 4-8 subject specific certifications)
  • ED 4V95 - ESL FOR TEACHERS (required for 4-8 Generalist. HIghly recommended for 4-8 Specialists)

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 4362 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT GRADES 4-8
    (20 hours early field experience required for 4-8 Generalist students.)

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION COURSES Students in 4-8 specific teaching fields will complete 20 hours early field experience in their specific C&I class. Generalist 4-8 students are required to take each of the four C & I classes but completion of 20 hours field experience will be waived because they will complete this requirement in Classroom Management.

  • ED3380 - C&I English
  • ED3370 - C&I Mathematics & Computer Science
  • ED3371 - C&I Science
  • ED3382 - C&I Social Studies

STUDENT TEACHING (12 weeks full days)

  • ED 4696 - STUDENT TEACHING

MATHEMATICS CERTIFICATION for Grades 4-8

  • 4-8 Undergraduate Certification Students must have a 24 hour teaching field in mathematics.
  • Post-Baccalaureate students must have at least 24 hours of mathematics.