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Bachelor of Arts in Education

124 Credits

Program Description:

The Bachelor in Education has three components: general education, professional education requirements, and major requirements. The practicum in teaching provides students with field experiences to demonstrate mastery of the accomplished practices in a school setting during the regular school year. Students must make arrangements to comply with the internship requirements during a regular school day schedule and must comply with state and local regulations. The internship experience is in English only. Students must demonstrate English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student must refer to the Internship Handbook available from the Academic Director for specific requirements and procedures.

It provides teacher candidates with a solid preparation in the field of education as well as with the academic background to enhance their general professional competence and their teaching skills. Specific courses are integrated in the curriculum in order to satisfy the ESOL Standards and Performance Indicators for each standard set by the State of Texas. ESOL Standards have been integrated in selected education courses. Students must comply with state and local requirements or limitations to practice the profession.

Program Objectives:

The students will:

  • Understand the importance of the social and personal mission of the teaching profession.
  • Accept the changes that will lead to the broadening of their knowledge and experience as teachers and use that knowledge effectively in the teaching - learning process.
  • Analyze social, psychological, and philosophical foundations of education.
  • Choose and effectively use resources and materials to improve their teaching methods.
  • Understand and use different educational strategies and techniques effectively.
  • To develop among students good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be exposed to a variety of experiences that will help them to develop the skills, attitudes and abilities in order to become change agents in the field of education.
  • Develop awareness of the responsibility of keeping abreast in their fields of specialization.
  • Understand, revise, and enrich the curriculum of their area of specialization.
  • Be able to incorporate technological innovations into their personal life and their teaching.
  • Develop the skills that will make them lifelong learners.

Program Outcomes:

  1. use diverse techniques in teaching at the elementary level,
  2. introduce technological techniques in their methodology,
  3. develop classroom assessment,
  4. develop portfolio,
  5. develop lesson plans,
  6. enroll in continuing education courses,
  7. communicate effectively in English & Spanish both orally and in writing

Admission Requirements:

1. Minimun GPA 2.50

Education Programs Requirements

Students must comply with all State and school district requirements for their degree area. Additionally, the must show evidence of a passing score on the State TExES to include bilingual education requirements, as applicable.

SCIE 111-O Integrated Science I

SCIE 112-O Integrated Science II

ENGL 115-O College, Reading and Writing I

ENGL 116-O College, Reading and Writing II

ENGL 331-O Public Speaking

QYLE 110-O Attitude Development and University Adaptation

SPAN115 -O Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication in Spanish I

SPAN116 -O Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication in Spanish II

SPAN255-O Spanish for Writing and Research

HIST 273-O History of the United States of America

MATH 151-O Pre-Calculus I

MATH 152-O Pre-Calculus II

SOSC 111-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility I

SOSC 112-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility II

HUMA 101-O World Cultures I

HUMA 101-O World Cultures II

EDUC 106-O Introduction to Education

EDUC 135-O Philosophical, Sociological and Psychological Foundations in Education

EDUC 171-O Human Growth and Development

EDUC 172-O Educational Psychology

EDUC 214-O Computer Systems in Education

EDUC 276-O Classroom Management

SPED 315-O Teaching Exceptional Children

EDUC 363-O Curriculum Planning and Design

EDUC 355-O Evaluation and Measurement of the Educational Process

EDUC 435-O Interdisciplinary Seminar

EDUC 400-O Diagnosis and Correction of the Reading, Writing and Oral Communication

MATH 173-O Plane and Solid Geometry I

MATH 305-O Probability and Statistics

MATH 221-O Calculus I

MATH 222-O Calculus II

MATH 350-O Linear Algebra

EDUC 333-O Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School

MATH 345-O Abstract Algebra

TESL 223-O Applied Linguistics in ESOL

EDUC 436-O Pedagogical Integration Seminar

EDUC 356-O Foundations of Research in Education

EDUC 450-O Practicum in Math