Undergraduate Degrees, Certifications, & Certificates

Major

Education, B.S.

The first step to becoming a teacher is deciding which grade level you want to teach.

Students interested in teaching grades EC - 6, Special Education EC - 12, or Bilingual-Spanish in EC - 6 will major in Education.

Students interested in teaching grades 4 - 8 will also major in Education, but will minor in the preferred teaching field such as Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Language Arts.

Students interested in teaching grades 8 -12 will major in the preferred subject (teaching field/content area) and will minor in secondary education.

All students are required to participate in field experiences in public schools.

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Grade Level and Content Area Specific Certificates

Education, B.S.
EC-6 Core Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, EC-6 Core is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all content areas necessary for EC-6 certification.

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Education, B.S.
EC-6 Bilingual Core Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, EC-6 Bilingual Core is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all content areas necessary for EC-6 certification as well as the knowlege to teach in high-need field of bilingual education.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Mary Petron

Education, B.S.
EC-6 Special Education Core Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, EC-6 Special Education Core is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all content areas necessary for EC-6 certification as well as the knowlege to teach in high-need field of special education, grades K-12.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Nancy Stockall

Education, B.S.
4-8 Core Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, 4-8 Core is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all content necessary for 4 - 8 core certification.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Jacqueline Ingram

Education, B.S.
4-8 ELAR Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, 4-8 ELAR is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach English Language Arts and Reading content necessary for 4 - 8 certification.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Jacqueline Ingram

Education, B.S.
4-8 Mathematics Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, 4-8 Mathematics is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all Mathematics content necessary for 4 - 8 certification.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Jacqueline Ingram

Education, B.S.
4-8 Science Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, 4-8 Science is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all Science content necessary for 4 - 8 certification.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Jacqueline Ingram

Education, B.S.
4-8 Social Studies Certificate

The BS, Major in Education, 4-8 Social Studies is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge to teach all Social Studies content necessary for 4 - 8 certification.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Jacqueline Ingram


Minors

Education, B.S.
Applied Behavior Analysis Minor

The Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed to provide students with a general understanding of the scientific application of behavioral principles to socially significant behaviors.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Kristina Vargo

Education, B.S.
Early Childhood Education Minor

The Minor in Early Childhood Education is not intended to lead to EC-6th Grade Texas Teacher Certification.

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Program Coordinator:Dr. Diana Nabors

Content Area, B.A. or B.S.
Secondary Education Minor

Teacher candidates should choose a major to serve as a teaching content area and a minor in secondary education that includes 24 semester hours including six hours of student teaching.

Teacher candidates should complete a majority of their content area courses before beginning certification course work. Students seeking secondary education certification are encouraged to contact The School of Teaching and Learning.

SHSU can prepare and recommend individuals for the following Secondary Standard certificates:

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  • Agricultural Science & Technology 6-12
  • Art EC-12
  • Business Education 6-12
  • Computer Science 8-12
  • Dance 8-12
  • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
  • Health EC-12
  • History 7-12
  • Journalism 7-12
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12
  • Life Science 7-12
  • Mathematics 7-12
  • Music EC–12
  • Physical Education EC-12
  • Physical Science 6-12
  • Science 7-12
  • Social Studies 7-12
  • Speech 7-12
  • Technology Applications EC-12
  • Technology Education 6-12
  • Theatre EC-12