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The College of Education and Health Professions

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The College of Education and Health Professions



Dean: Jeanne Gerlach, Ed.D.
5th Floor, Hammond Hall • Box 19227 · 817-272-2591
www.uta.edu/coehp

Message from Dean Jeanne Gerlach, Ed.D.

Dean Jeanne Gerlach, Ed.D.

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington is a reflection of the successes and achievements of its students, faculty, administration, and staff. Excellence in teaching, quality research, and outstanding service are offered to Texans and others beyond the state's and nation's borders.

The focus of our teaching, research, and service efforts is always on the students. We work collaboratively to encourage students to broaden their educational experiences. The faculty from the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Kinesiology provide programs of study at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. The faculty provides courses that incorporate diverse teaching styles and methodologies in an effort to enrich the lives of their students and prepare them to meet life's challenges.

Not only are the faculty student centered, but the advisors and counselors help guide students through their programs of study from their first course with the College to their graduation day. Additionally, Career Services offers students assistance with interview skills, job placement, and counseling for lifetime learning.

Everyone in the College of Education and Health Professions works collaboratively to enliven students' lives, to provide students with unique experiences built on high standards, to encourage students to think critically and creatively, and to instill in students a lifetime commitment to learning and service to their communities. The College of Education and Health Professions is, indeed, a place where students come first.

I invite you to visit our entire web site. Here, you will find information about our faculty, courses, programs, and degrees. The site will lead you on a path of discovery-a path that will help you plan your future as a student in the College of Education and Health Professions—the heart of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Good luck as you begin your journey.


Mission

The mission of the College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) is to promote a collaborative culture of excellence in research, teaching, and service. The College is committed to fostering critical, creative thinkers prepared to engage meaningfully in a dynamic society.



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Conceptual Framework

The conceptual framework of the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions was developed collaboratively and has evolved over time. Following the identification of a set of core values held by all involved in the preparation of candidates enrolled in the College, members of the university, PK-12 districts and area business and foundation communities worked together to develop a shared vision for education.

All activities in the College are guided by the belief that we are Partners for the Future, committed to fostering critical, creative thinkers prepared to engage meaningfully in a dynamic society. This belief is characterized and distinguished by three core values: Professionalism, Knowledge, and Leadership. Research, Diversity, and Technology are themes woven throughout each core value. The College mission, core values and themes serve as the coherent thread running through all professional programs, guiding the systematic design and delivery of clinical/field experiences, course curricula, assessments, and evaluation. The Conceptual Model consists of six interrelated and interacting components, which are viewed as essential contexts for the shaping of informed, skilled, and responsible partners:

 

College of Education and Health Professions Conceptual Framework

 

  • The first core value, Professionalism, represents the assumption that candidates develop an expertise and specialized knowledge of their field. A high quality of work, standard of professional ethics and behaviors, as well as work morale and motivation are all necessary factors of a developed interest and desire to do a job well.
  • The second core value, Knowledge, represents candidate theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. In today's world, candidate knowledge includes not only academic content mastery, but also skills such as critical thinking, communication, technology literacy, and collaboration, each required for success in college, life, and career.
  • The third core value, Leadership, represents candidate ability to organize, assist, and support others in the achievement of a common task. Candidates develop and refine their leadership skills within the context of their interactions with curricula, faculty, and other professionals.

The next three components of the model, Research, Diversity, and Technology, represent themes woven into the core values:

  • Researchencompasses the investigation of ideas and theories with the purpose of discovering, interpreting, and developing new systems, methods, and support for knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes.
  • Diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. A commitment to diversity means a dedication to the inclusion, welcome, and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our community such as race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.
  • Technology is emphasized throughout all programs and is used to support and improve student learning.

All components lead to the achievement of one goal-the development of informed and responsible Partners for the Future - who are committed to fostering analytical, innovative thinkers prepared to engage meaningfully in a dynamic society.



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Admission, Enrollment and Program Continuation

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the College of Education and Health Professions. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the College of Education and Health Professions academic advisors immediately.

Eligibility for Admission and Enrollment in Educator Preparation

Students seeking admission to the College of Education and Health Professions must meet specific criteria established by the College of Education and Health Professions for unconditional admission:

  • Satisfy credit hour requirements for admission to a degree plan.
  • Application for admission.
  • Submit transcripts from each college or university the student has attended (reflecting all current/completed semesters).
  • Meet College of Education and Health Professions requirements on the THEA: Reading-270 (Bilingual Education-260); Writing-220; Math-230.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Any other assessment requirements deemed necessary by the College of Education and Health Professions.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Eligibility for Program Continuation in Educator Preparation

Each candidate for certification must:

  • Demonstrate suitability for admission to the teaching profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Demonstrate the speech competencies associated with proficient oral communication in instructional settings. If a student is found to be deficient in these competencies, successful completion of COMS 3315 or an approved substitute will be required.
  • Demonstrate progress through committee assessment of the teaching field(s) or specialization(s) and maintain a 3.0 GPA in all College of Education and Health Professions certification courses with a grade of C or better.

Students/candidates who have been suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Each student/candidate in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on professional dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with students/candidates rated as "unacceptable" in one or more stated criteria. The student/candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions. Should questions be raised by UT Arlington faculty or professional practitioners regarding a student's program continuation, the student will be referred to the Department in which he or she is enrolled.



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Resources

Certification and Advising Services

Patty Motlagh , Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, 501 Carlisle Hall

Certification and Advising Services helps students succeed by providing the information and support services needed to achieve their academic and career goals. The Academic Advisors are available to assist students in various stages of preparing for or furthering their careers as educators and school administrators.

Certification and Advising Services also provides information and advising regarding admission requirements and degree plan options, as well as the academic content areas.

To schedule an advising appointment: 817.272.2956

For certification and advising questions: coehpadvising@uta.edu

Information concerning state examinations and application procedures needed to obtain teacher, principal, superintendent, and special program certification in Texas may also be provided by Certification and Advising Services.

To be eligible for certification under all programs, a candidate must meet specific criteria set by the College of Education and Health Professions, the University, and the State Board for Educator Certification. To be recommended to the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency for initial teacher certification, a teacher candidate must have successfully completed the following:

  • All course work required for certification, including a baccalaureate degree.
  • All College of Education and Health Professions certification courses with a grade of C or better and with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • For purposes of determining eligibility for certification, all applicable grades, including those earned at other institutions, will be used in the calculation of grade point averages.
  • Pass all required Texas Examinations for Educator Standards (TExES).


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Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development supports partnerships between the College of Education and Health Professions and PK-16 schools and their communities. Partner public school districts and the College of Education and Health Professions collaborate to provide high-quality learning environments for future teachers. Prospective teacher candidates apply their knowledge of content and pedagogy during both a Field-Based Experience semester and a Student Teaching semester arranged through the Office of Professional Development. The Field-Based Experience semester gives teacher education candidates the opportunity to observe and interact with diverse student populations in variety of formal and informal educational settings at partnership schools. During the Student Teaching semester, these pre-service teachers refine their teaching skills by working directly with students in classrooms, at designated public schools in the candidate's area of certification, guided by a cooperating mentor teacher and supervising university faculty. Contact: Dr. Denise Collins, Director of the Office of Professional Development, 817.272.7448, dacollins@uta.edu.



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Education Career Services

www.uta.edu/coehp/career, 817.272.2831, or careerservices@uta.edu.

The Education Career Services office assists education students who are seeking positions as teachers and administrators. Positive collaborative relationships with partners in the various school districts are important to the College, the districts and students. The annual College of Education and Health Professions Career Day is held in March and typically hosts over 50 school districts. Employers can list position vacancies as well as district job fairs with Education Career Services. In addition, Education Career Services offers career planning seminars, which include guidance on resume writing and developing strong interviewing and networking skills. The ultimate goal is to prepare UT Arlington students for the next step in their career development as professional educators and administrators.



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UTeach Arlington

UTeach Arlington is a science and mathematics secondary teacher preparation program jointly offered by the College of Science and the College of Education and Health Professions. It features early field experiences in PK-12 schools, guidance from Master Teachers, and scholarship and internship opportunities. UTeach courses will be added gradually over the next few years; therefore, the program is currently limited to students who will be graduating in spring 2014 or later. Students who are interested in mathematics or science education, but will be graduating prior to spring 2014, should pursue the existing secondary certification program offered through the College of Education and Health Professions. Secondary certifications include Composite Science, offered in the Departments of Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences; Life Science, offered in the Department of Biology; Physical Science, offered in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry and Biochemistry; Chemistry, offered in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Physics/Mathematics, offered in the Department of Physics; and Mathematics, offered in the Department of Mathematics. Descriptions of these programs are provided in each department's section of this catalog. For information, contact: Dr. Ann Cavallo, Co-director, College of Education and Health Professions, cavallo@uta.edu; Dr. Greg Hale, Co-director, College of Science, greghale@uta.edu; Dr. Ramon Lopez, Co-director, College of Science, relopez@uta.edu; Erin Gonzales, UTeach Arlington Academic Advisor, 817.272.0784, egonzales@uta.edu; or visit: http://www.uta.edu/cos/uteach/index.html



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Centers in the College of Education and Health Professions

Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education

The mission of the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education is to facilitate collaborative relationships among educators, policymakers, and researchers in the cognitive and developmental sciences. The Center seeks to identify and support promising research agendas at the intersection of mind, brain and education. Researchers, educators, and policymakers will find a forum where ideas are welcomed and at the same time critically and rigorously examined. The Center invites individuals interested in how advances in neuroscience, genetics, and cognitive science can inform educational practice and leadership. The Center also seeks to advance educational research by recognizing, and profiting from, the role that practical experience plays in defining promising research directions. Contact: Dr. Marc Schwartz, Director, 817.272.5641, schwarma@uta.edu.

Science Education and Career Center

The College of Education and Health Professions and the College of Science work collaboratively through the Science Education and Career Center to increase the number of new and existing educators, in both formal and informal settings, who are adequately prepared to deliver challenging, standards-based science, mathematics, and technology (SMT) instruction through the application of new, research-validated models for teaching and learning. The Center loans science teaching kits to UT Arlington alumni through the Science and Math Teacher Resource Center Web site. The Center also coordinates the University's outreach to school districts, community-based organizations, and local businesses in support of efforts to guide all PK-16 students, especially those in urban settings, in achieving higher standards of learning in SMT. Contact information: 817.272.2129, http://www.uta.edu/cos/SECC/login.php

Center for Bilingual Education

Created in response to the growing number of English language learners, the Center for Bilingual Education strives to increase the number of qualified bilingual and ESL teachers in Texas. The Center prepares pre-service and in-service teachers to work with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations. The Center also provides technical support to school districts in their implementation of dual language, bilingual, and ESL education programs. Additionally, the Center offers preparation for the certification examinations in the areas of the EC-6 Bilingual Generalist and the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test--Spanish. For information, contact Dr. Luis Rosado, Director, 817.272.7567, rosado@uta.edu.

Center for Social Studies Education

The goals of the Center for Social Studies Education are to advance social studies education research, improve social studies teacher preparation, and provide outreach to social studies learners and their teachers. The Center includes faculty from the College of Education and Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Business. The Center faculty coordinate social studies teacher certification at UT Arlington, establish targeted partnerships to advance educational opportunities and excellence in social studies for under-represented and under-served populations, and facilitate collaborative relationships across colleges and universities for the advancement of PK-16 teaching and learning in disciplines such as history, geography, economics, and political science. Contact: Mary Curtis, Director, mary.curtis@uta.edu or www.uta.edu/socialstudies.

Center for PK-16 Education Policy and Research

The mission of the Center for PK-16 Education Policy and Research, founded in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at UT Arlington, is to produce and disseminate cutting-edge research on PK-16 education to inform education policy and practice. We are guided by the belief that educational leadership and opportunity are strengthened by research that takes systemic, integrated approaches to understanding persistent problems across the educational continuum. Contact: Dr. Daniel Saunders at saunders@uta.edu.

Center for Healthy Living and Longevity

The Department of Kinesiology's Center for Health Living and Longevity provides a multidisciplinary approach to improving health and functioning throughout the lifespan. Research and education initiatives focus on keeping senior citizens active, decreasing the incidence of sedentary-related diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity, etc.), and the assessment and management of concussions. Contact: Dr. Christopher Ray, Director, 817.272.0082, chrisray@uta.edu.



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Instructional Departments

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare and support effective professional educators who can meet students' diverse academic, social, and personal needs. Department faculty members also contribute to education by generating and disseminating high-quality research, developing innovative programs to meet education needs, and through providing meaningful professional service.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers five programs: Early Childhood - Grade 6, Middle-level (grades 4 - 8), Secondary (grades 8 - 12), Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual, and Literacy. All of the programs are based on state certifications and state standards. The department offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Generalist Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Generalist Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Bilingual Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 English as a Second Language Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level English Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level Math/Science Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle Level Generalist Teacher Certification

Please consult the College of Education and Health Professions Web site for current information on degree plans.

Degreed students may choose the post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification at the graduate level. See the College of Education and Health Professions Web site or a graduate academic advisor for details.



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Field Experience

The application deadline is March 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester Field Experience placements.

Early Childhood - 6th Grade Field Experience occurs in the fall semester. Students enroll in three on-campus courses. They also spend one day per week in a public school classroom. In this classroom, they will work with a cooperating teacher and complete assignments from their on-campus courses. Candidates may be offered opportunities for employment as early childhood teaching assistants in a kindergarten setting. Candidates must complete all core and support system courses and meet all requirements (GPA, THEA scores, and prerequisite courses) prior to the Field Experience semester.

The first year of the Middle-Level certification includes a minimum of 40 hours of field-based experiences each semester. The second year in the program also includes a fall field-based experience on Monday through Thursday for the entire school day. The spring semester is a student teaching experience, which begins with the school district calendar and lasts for 18 weeks (Monday through Friday the entire school day).

To be eligible to enter the second year of the Middle-Level education program, a candidate must:

  • Have filed a degree plan with the College of Education and Health Professions.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed the required content area courses.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all College of Education and Health Professions certification courses.
  • Have completed EDML 4300, EDML 4350, EDML 4370, LIST 4343, and BEEP 4384.
  • Be concurrently enrolled in EDML 4371, EDML 4372, EDML 4676, and LIST 4378.

Middle-level certification candidates also have a field experience during fall of the second year (EDML 4676). This experience involves observing and teaching in assigned schools working with cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and middle-level students.

Field Experience for Secondary Certification is a one-semester experience for students. Eligible secondary certification students must make application (www.uta.edu/coed/fieldexperience/) for secondary Field Experience before the deadline early in the semester preceding the Field Experience assignment. Secondary Field Experience applications are then reviewed by partner schools, and students are subsequently assigned by the Office of Professional Development to appropriate school sites (based on student's area of specialization and the partner school's needs). Criminal background checks are required by school districts prior to field experience school placement.

For purposes of determining eligibility for Field Experience, all applicable grades, including those earned at other institutions, will be used in the calculation of grade point averages. Students are urged not to take more than 15 semester credit hours during the Field Experience semester.

Students must attend a mandatory orientation to become familiar with the Field Experience Handbook and the requirements prior to beginning the Field Experience assignment.

To be eligible to enter the Field Experience in the secondary certification program, the student must:

  • Have filed a degree plan with major academic department and have provided a copy to the College of Education and Health Professions advising office.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all College of Education and Health Professions certification courses with a grade of C or better in all College of Education and Health Professions certification courses.

For 15 weeks during the UT Arlington Field Experience semester, secondary students will spend five instructional clock hours and a one-hour planning period per week in their assigned schools working with cooperating teachers and secondary students.



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Student Teaching

Early Childhood - 6th Grade Student Teaching is a full-time supervised and directed practice in an approved Pre-K- 6th grade classroom. Student teachers will have at least two placements. Student teachers who are employed as early childhood teaching assistants in the fall will remain in a kindergarten setting for Student Teaching. Student Teaching is in the spring and begins and ends with the public school district calendar.

Middle-level 4th-8th Grade Student Teaching is the final semester. Candidates spend 720 hours in the field during student teaching. They attend faculty meetings, parent-teacher conferences and professional development experiences, as well as regularly scheduled university seminars that involve presentations by partner school principals and university faculty. Student Teaching takes place during the spring semester, begins with the public school district calendar, and lasts 18 weeks.

Student Teaching for Secondary Certification immediately follows the Field Experience semester for students seeking Secondary certification and All-level certification. It is a one-semester experience scheduled to begin and end with the public school district calendar that involves working full-time with cooperating teachers and grades 8-12 students in the school setting five full days each week.

Students must attend a mandatory orientation to become familiar with the Student Teaching Handbook and the requirements prior to beginning the Student Teaching assignment.

For purposes of determining Student Teaching eligibility for all education students, the following must be completed:

  • 3.0 GPA overall.
  • 3.0 GPA in all College of Education and Health Professions certification courses with a grade of C or better in all College of Education and Health Professions certification courses.
  • Additional requirements specific to each certification level.


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Oral Communication Competency Requirement

All students will satisfy the oral communication requirement during the professional development sequence leading to initial teacher certification. Students must complete the Field Experience semester with an acceptable evaluation of oral communication by university supervisors and assigned cooperating teachers in the field.



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Degrees with Teacher Certification

Degrees with EC-6 Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Generalist Teacher Certification

English

1301 & 1302

Literature

2309, 2319, or 2329

Liberal Arts

Three hours from any literature or social/cultural studies, fine arts, or philosophy (above 2000 level)

History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: History 3363 or 3364.)

Political Science

2311 & 2312 Mathematics 1302 & 1330; 1331 & 1332

Science

BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended); and choose 2 courses from SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, or 3305

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, theatre arts, or other approved course. (MUSI 3305 or ART 1301 recommended).

Foreign Language

Spanish recommended (Intermediate level: 2313 & 2314)

General Elective

One hour course approved by advisor.

Early Childhood Support System

Twelve hours from courses that focus on children, families, schools and communities, especially those concerned with diversity and learning (PSYC, SOCI, SOCW, WOMS).

Education Courses

ELED 4317, 4318, 4320, & 4313; BEEP 4306; EDTC 4301; LIST 4373, 4374 & 4376.

Field Experience

ELED 4311 & BEEP 4384

Student Teaching

ELED 4314, & 4687

Total

120 hours

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Generalist Teacher Certification

English

1301 & 1302

Literature

2309, 2319, or 2329

Liberal Arts

Three hours from literature or social/cultural studies, fine arts, or philosophy (above 2000 level)

History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: History 3363 or 3364.)

Political Science

2311 & 2312

Mathematics

1302, 1330, 1331 & 1332

Science

BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended)

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, theatre arts, or other approved course, (MUSI 3305 or ART 1301 recommended).

Math/Science/Technology

Six hours approved by COEHP advisor.

Science

Two courses selected from 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, or 3305

General Elective

One-hour course approved by advisor.

Early Childhood Support System

Twelve hours from courses that focus on children, families, schools and communities, especially those concerned with diversity and learning (PSYC, SOCI, SOCW, WOMS). Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP program sequence are ELED 4317 & 4318; EDTC 4301; LIST 4373, 4374, & 4376; Literacy BEEP 4306; Field Experience ELED 4311; BEEP 4384; Student Teaching - ELED 4314 & 4687.

Total

120 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 BEnglish Bilingual Teacher Certification

English

1301 & 1302

Literature

2309, 2319, or 2329

Liberal Arts

Three hours from literature or social/cultural studies, fine arts, or philosophy (above 2000 level)

History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: History 3363 or 3364.)

US Political Science

2311 & 2312

Mathematics

1302, 1330, 1331, & 1332

Science

BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended); and choose two (2) courses from SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, or 3305.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

MUSI 3305 or ART 1301

Foreign Language SPAN 2313 & 2314; Heritage speakers: SPAN 3304 & 3305 Non-heritage speakers: SPAN 3303 & either 3314 OR 3315 Bilingual Cultural Studies SPAN 4317, HIST 3368 or any MAS 23XX or above.

Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP Bilingual program sequence: BEEP 3381 & 4305; ELED 4317 & 4318; EDTC 4301; LIST 4373 & 4376; BEEP 4382 & 4306. Courses to be completed in the second-year: Field Experience - BEEP 4311, 4312, 4314, & 4384; Student Teaching - BEEP 4319 & 4687.

Total

122 hours

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 English as a Second Language Teacher Certification

English

1301 & 1302

Literature

2309, 2319, or 2329

Liberal Arts

Three hours from children's literature recommended (above 2000 level)

History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of US History.)

US Political Science

2311 & 2312

Mathematics

1302 & 1330

Science

BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended); and choose two (2) courses from SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, or 3305.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies. Fine Arts: MUSI 3305 or ART 1301. Foreign Language: SPAN 1441, 1442, 2313 & 2314; Bilingual/ESL Cultural Studies: HIST 3368 or any MAS 23XX or above.

Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP program ESL sequence: BEEP 3381; ELED 4317 & 4318; EDTC 4301; LIST 4373, 4374 & 4376; BEEP 4302, 4306, & 4385. Courses to be completed in the second year: Field Experience - BEEP 4311, 4312, 4314 & 4384; Student Teaching - BEEP 4319 & 4687.

Total

121 hours

Degrees with 4 - 8 Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level English Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher Certification

English

1301 & 1302, 2350; 3371, 3372 or 4371; 3339, 3361 or 4380; 4366 & 4370

Literature

ENGL 2309, 2319, or 2329 Liberal Arts Three hours from literature or social/cultural studies, fine arts, philosophy (above freshman level)

U.S. History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: History 3363 or 3364)

History of Civilization

2301 & 2302

Texas History

3363 & 3364

Political Science

2311 & 2312; 3303, 3306, 3307, 3311, 3327, 4314, 4324, 4328, or 4330

Foundations of Economics

FECO 3310 (must apply through the College of Business Advising Center, offered only during the spring semester)

Mathematics

1302 & 1330

Science

BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended)

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, theatre arts, or other approved course. (MUSI 3305 or ART 1301 recommended).

Foreign Language

Spanish recommended (Intermediate level: 2313 & 2314)

Geography

One course approved by COEHP advisor.

Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP Middle-Level Program: EDML 4300, 4350, & 4370; LIST 4343; BEEP 4384. Courses to be completed in the second year of the COEHP Middle-Level Program:

Fall Field-Based Courses - EDML 4371, 4372, & 4676 (Field-Based Experience, all day Monday - Friday)

Spring Field-Based Experience (Student Teaching) - EDML 4677.

Total

122 hours

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle-Level Math/Science Teacher Certification

English

1301 & 1302

Literature

2309, 2319, or 2329

Liberal Arts

Three hours from literature or social/cultural studies, fine arts, philosophy (above freshman level)

History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: History 3363 or 3364.)

Political Science

2311 & 2312

Mathematics

1302, 1308, 1330, 1331, 1332, and (Capstones I & II) 4350 & 4351

Science

BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended) General Science SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, & 3305

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, theatre arts, or other approved course. (MUSI 3305 or ART 1301 recommended).

Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP Middle-Level Program: EDML 4300, 4350, & 4370; LIST 4343; BEEP 4384. Courses to be completed in the second year of the COEHP Middle-Level program:

Fall Field-Based Courses - EDML 4371, 4372, & EDML 4676 (Field-Based Experience, all day Monday - Friday).

Spring Field-Based Experience (Student Teaching) - EDML 4677.

Total

123 hours

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with 4-8 Middle Level Generalist Teacher Certification

English

1301, 1302, 2350; 3371, 3372 or 4370; 3339, 3340, 3344, 3345, 3346, 3361 or 3362; 4366

Literature

2309, 2319 or 2329

Liberal Arts

Three hours from literature or social/cultural studies, fine arts, philosophy (above freshman level)

History

1311 & 1312 (One Texas History may be taken in place of one US History: History 3363 or 3364.)

Political Science

2311 & 2312

Mathematics 1302, 1308, 1330, 1331, 1332, and (Capstones I & II) 4350 & 4351

Science BIOL 1441 & 1442 (recommended) General Science Two courses from SCIE 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, & 3305

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in classical studies, communication, economics, humanities, linguistics, political science, anthropology, sociology, or women's studies and three hours of any junior-level (33XX) course.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, theatre arts, or other approved course. (MUSI 3305 or ART 1301 recommended).

Geology

1425 & 1426

Economics Course approved by COEHP advisor.

Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP program sequence: EDML 4300, 4350, & 4360; Literacy - LIST 4343; BEEP 4384, EDTC 4301. Field Experience Semester - EDML 4370, 4371 & 4372; LIST 4378. Student Teaching (6 hours).

Courses to be completed in the first year of the COEHP Middle-Level Program: EDML 4300, 4350, & 4370; LIST 4343; BEEP 4384. Courses to be completed in the second year of the COEHP Middle-Level Program:

Fall Field-Based Courses - EDML 4371, 4372, and EDML 4676 (Field-Based Experience, all day Monday - Friday)
Spring Field-Based Experience (Student Teaching) - EDML 4677.

Total

127 hours



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Curriculum and Instruction Department Faculty

Chair

Professor J. Smith

Professors

Cavallo, Crow, Kribs-Zaleta, Milson, Rosado, Schwartz

Associate Professors

Lee, Leffingwell, Tommerdahl, Yoon

Assistant Professors

Amaro-Jimenez, Brown, Hungerford-Kresser, Malaia, Martin, Pant, Pole, Semingson, White

Clinical Faculty

Arrowood, Collins, Galloway, Melton, Myers, Tice



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Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers one undergraduate minor (18 hours) and certificate (15 hours) in Leadership. This Leadership Minor/Certificate program prepares students to be relational, ethical and global leaders armed with the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution in the workplace, the communities in which they live and throughout the world. The courses are designed to help students explore the dimensions of leadership so that they may engage in leadership that is constructive, purposeful, and oriented toward improving the human condition.

Required Courses (6 hours):

EDAD 2330: Theories in Leadership (3 hours)

EDAD 4330: Capstone in Leadership Studies (3 hours)

Elective Course in each of the following areas:

Ethics (3 hours)

Global Issues (3 hours)

Field Experience (Travel/trip or Service Learning course - 3 hours)

Admission Requirements:

The 18-hour minor is open to all degree-seeking students. The 15-hour certificate is available to degree and non-degree-seeking students enrolled at UT Arlington.

The Leadership Minor and Certificate program is a joint initiative between the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center in the Division of Student Affairs. Program management and oversight will be shared by the Chair and Director of these two areas. Interested students should initiate a request for the preparation of their program by sending an email to the following contacts:

Dr. Adrienne E. Hyle, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of Education and Health Professions, 105 Trimble Hall

817.272.0149 - ahyle@uta.edu

Kerri Ressl, Director, The Leadership Center

E.H.Hereford University Center, Lower Level - Suite B160

817.272.9220 - kerri@uta.edu

For information on graduate programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, see the Graduate Catalog.



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Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the College of Education and Health Professions and offers four undergraduate degrees. These degrees are: (1) the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for individuals who wish to teach in the PK-12 setting; (2) the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science for individuals who wish to pursue a career in personal fitness training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, or who plan to pursue a graduate degree in a health professions field (e.g., PT, OT, PA); (3) the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Athletic Training for those who wish to pursue a career in the health profession of athletic training, specializing in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses. The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training also offers All-level Teacher Certification as an option; (4) Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, which prepares individuals for physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings.



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Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions for:

Education (EDUC)

Early Childhood Education (ECED)

Education Middle Level (EDML)

Educational Technology (EDTC)

Literacy Studies (LIST)

Bilingual/ESL/Early Childhood Program (BEEP)



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