What is Teacher Education?

Teacher Education seeks to improve educational practice through the generation of knowledge and to prepare education professionals who serve all students in an effective, inclusive and equitable manner. Its focus is on the preparation of highly competent educators, researchers and administrators who engage current theory and research.

How could Teacher Education help me?

For those devoted to lifelong learning and enjoy making a difference in the life of education and students, employment opportunities can be found in a variety of industries such as educational institutions, governmental agencies and practitioners.

How does it work?

The Interdisciplinary Studies student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours for a Master of Arts or Master of Science. The thesis option requires 24 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis if the student chooses to finish the program with a thesis option. For any non-thesis degree, the student will successfully complete a capstone seminar.

Teacher Education (Elementary Track, Middle School Track, and Secondary Track) upon meeting all admission requirements and application procedures for the Teacher Certification Program the candidate would be eligible for admission to the UNT Educator Preparation Program. Successful completion of all requirements may lead to recommendation for Initial Teacher Certification with the Texas Education Agency.

Elementary teacher certification track

EC-6 Core Subjects with ESL Supplemental and EC-6 Core Subjects with Bilingual Supplemental

  • EDCI 5010 - Everyone Can Learn: Applying Theory to Teaching Practice
  • EDBE 5560 - Fundamentals of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education in EC–12 Settings
  • EDBE 5570 - Assessing Language and Content Learning in EC–12 Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education
  • EDBE 5590 - Pedagogy of English as a Second Language for EC–12 Classrooms
  • EDRE 5070 - Literacy Development for English Learners

Last class before clinical practice:

  • EDBE 5580 - Bilingual Content Instruction

either/or

  • EDBE 5582 - ESL Content Instruction
Clinical practice (full-time teaching experience)
  • EDEE 5101 - Student Teaching in EC through Grade 6 and
  • EDEE 5102 - Student Teaching in EC through Grade 6

or

  • EDEE 5105 - Internship I and
  • EDEE 5115 - Internship II

Middle school teacher certification track

4-8 Mathematics, 4-8 Science and 4-8 Social Studies

The course work below is required by the TEA for teacher certification.

  • EDCI 5010 - Everyone Can Learn: Applying Theory to Teaching Practice
  • EDCI 5020 - Curriculum Development for Culturally Diverse Learners
  • EDCI 5030 - Maintaining Classroom Discipline (last course taken before clinical practice)

Courses that can replace EDCI 5020 in the certification plan:

  • EDCI 5850 - Instructional Methodologies in Language Arts and Social Studies
  • EDCI 5860 - Instructional Methodologies in Mathematics and Science
  • EDSE 5004 - Literacy for All
Clinical practice (full-time teaching experience)
  • EDEE 5103 - Student Teaching in Grade 4 through Grade 8 and
  • EDEE 5104 - Student Teaching in Grade 4 through Grade 8

or

  • EDEE 5105 - Internship I and
  • EDEE 5115 - Internship II

Secondary teacher certification track

Includes 19 teaching fields content specific in grades 6-12,7-12, 8-12 and EC-12

  • EDCI 5010 - Everyone Can Learn: Applying Theory to Teaching Practice
  • EDCI 5020 - Curriculum Development for Culturally Diverse Learners
  • EDSE 5004 - Literacy for All
  • EDCI 5030 - Maintaining Classroom Discipline (last course taken before clinical practice)

These courses are only required if the student is also completing ELAR:

  • EDRE 5070 - Literacy Development for English Learners
  • EDRE 5550 - Literacy Instruction in Our Culturally Diverse Society
Clinical practice (full-time teaching experience)
  • EDCI 5105 - Internship I and
  • EDCI 5115 - Internship II

or

  • EDCI 5108 - Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools and
  • EDCI 5118 - Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools

For further information about a concentration in Teacher Education concentration at UNT, please contact the Interdisciplinary Studies program coordinator Eva Ruiz-DuVall at INSD@unt.edu or 940-565-4787.

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