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Education

Education (All-Level Teaching Fields)

Students in our education programs receive a liberal arts background in addition to specialized content and coursework.
Degree Options:
  • Major (BS)

TLU's Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). This national accreditation publicly recognizes that the Department produces graduates who are “competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.” The program is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency. To ensure that students meet these standards and earn a baccalaureate degree, they take coursework in (1) liberal arts general education, (2) the content area(s) in which they plan to teach, and (3) educational pedagogy which includes extensive field experiences in public and private schools. The students’ capstone experience is one semester of student teaching.

Students in our education programs receive a well-rounded liberal arts education in addition to specialized content coursework, and educational pedagogy including student teaching. Students take additional coursework, a minimum of 90 hours, related to the field in which they plan to teach. Students can choose to teach at the elementary, middle school, secondary or all levels and specialize in core subjects, English language arts and reading, math, science, social studies, biology, history, kinesiology, Spanish or music. All students spend a semester as a student teacher in order to gain invaluable classroom experience before seeking a professional teaching position.

TLU also offers an alternative teacher certification program for those who already possess a bachelor’s degree and wish to shape the minds of future leaders within their chosen field. This program is authorized by the State Board of Educator Certification and meets all federal standards for an acceptable non-traditional route to certification.

More Information

For issues or complaints about this educator preparation program, email www.tea.state.tx.us, complaints (located in red banner at the bottom of the home page), or mail Correspondence Management, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701.

Meet the Faculty

Donna Kubena

Instructor, Director of Alternative Teacher Certification Program, Student Teaching

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