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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs at ASU

POST-BACCALAUREATE ROUTES TO CERTIFICATION

POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS COMPARISON CHART

PRE-ADMISSION CONTENT TESTS (PACT)

OBSERVATIONS / FIELD EXPERIENCES

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION


Angelo State University offers two routes for those who already possess a Bachelor’s degree to obtain teacher certification. One route is for graduate school candidates to complete the requirements for Texas Teacher Certification while completing their Master’s degree.

The other route allows candidates to take additional coursework at an undergraduate level to complete State certification requirements. This route offers two programs – one for EC-6 Generalist Certification and another for specific teaching fields at all other levels.

Click here for a list of certification areas offered at Angelo State University.


             ASU Post-Baccalaureate Programs Comparison Chart
  Grades EC-6 Generalist Certification
(Undergraduate level courses)
Grades 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12
(Undergraduate level courses)
Master of Arts in
Curriculum&Instruction
with Teacher Certification
– Grades 4-8, 8-12
or EC-12
Program Admission Requirements GPA=2.50 or better;
Bachelor’s degree;
Content test (PACT*) passed
GPA=2.50 or better;
Bachelor’s degree;
Content test (PACT*) passed
GPA=2.50 or better;
Bachelor’s degree;
Content test (PACT*) passed
Field Experiences – at least 30 hours Prior to program admission** Assigned through coursework during program Prior to program admission**
Certification Test – Content Area Prior to program admission (PACT*) Prior to program admission (PACT*) Prior to issuance of a probationary certificate (PACT*)
Certification Test – Pedagogy&Professional Responsibilities During student teaching During student teaching During second semester of internship
Semester Credit Hours Required 30 (12 hours consists of student teaching and concurrent block class) 24 (12 hours consists of student teaching and concurrent block class) 42 for degree and certification (24 for certification only)
Timeline 1 year (Summer start) 9 months (Fall start) 1 1/2 years (Summer start)
Location of Classes On ASU campus On ASU campus Primarily online
Student Teaching / Internship Component Student teaching – one semester, unpaid Student teaching – one semester, unpaid Internship – one year, paid by district (If candidate is unable to find a job, student teaching will be required.)
University Admission Process Contact undergraduate admissions Contact undergraduate admissions Contact College of Graduate Studies
Program Cost Undergraduate tuition and fees Undergraduate tuition and fees Graduate tuition and fees
Program Contact Ms. Christine Pruitt Ms. Christine Pruitt Mr. Daniel Martinez

   *Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)

All candidates must pass the PACT TExES in their content field prior to program admission or issuance of a probationary certificate in the case of the Master’s program. The PACT is the only content test required for initial certification. All candidates must also pass a pedagogy test (PPR) before they can be recommended for certification.

For TExES study guides and PACT registration information, please visit www.texes.ets.org.

   **Observations / Field Experiences

Candidates must complete at least 30 clock hours of field experiences prior to admission to the EC-6 Generalist Post-Baccalaureate program and the M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction program. Forms for completion of the field experiences must be obtained from the program advisor as noted in the chart. Forms need to be signed by the classroom teachers hosting the candidate. All field experiences must be completed in the area and grade level of the certification being sought.

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    Required Coursework

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only – Grades EC-6

  • EPSY 3303 Child&Adolescent Development (3-0)
  • SPED 2361 A Survey of Exceptionalities (3-0)
  • ECH 3350 Developmentally Appropriate Environments (3-0)
  • RDG 3335 Reading Development in the Elementary School (3-0)
  • ED 4309 Mathematics: Instructional Strategies for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (2-2)
  • ED 4314 Science: Instructional Strategies for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (2-2)
  • ED 4315 The Elementary School: Organization and Management (3-0)
  • ED 4975 Teaching Practicum in Early Childhood to Grade 6 (9-0)

  TOTAL: 30 Semester Credit Hours

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only – Grades 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12

  • EPSY 3303 Child Adolescent Development (3-0)
  • RDG 4320 Reading in the Secondary School Content Areas (3-0)
  • ED 4321 Secondary School Organization and Curriculum (3-0)
  • ED 4322 Teaching Techniques in the Secondary School (3-0)
  • ED 4323 Teaching Techniques in the Secondary School (3-0)
  • ED 49xx Supervised Teaching (Course number depends on grade level)

  TOTAL: 24 Semester Credit Hours

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction with Teacher Certification – Grades 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12

  • CI 5360* Teaching Internship (Fall Semester)
  • CI 5360* Teaching Internship (Spring Semester)
  • CI 6310 Curriculum&Methodology Trends
  • CI 6314* Behavior Management
  • CI 6316* Learning Theories
  • CI 6317* Introduction to the Public School System
  • CI 6318* Effective Instruction&Assessment
  • CI 6320 Curriculum Development
  • CI 6322 Technology Applications in Education
  • CI 6327* Social and Cultural Influences in Learning
  • CI 6331 Tests&Measurements in the School
  • CI 6351 Human Growth&Development
  • CI 6381* Content Area Instruction
  • CI 6391 Research

  TOTAL: 42 Semester Credit Hours

  * These courses are required for candidates seeking certification only.

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are any of the programs online? The Master of Arts in C&I is predominantly online. All other programs require attendance on campus during the day.
  • Can I earn an income while completing the teaching requirement? Only if you choose the MA in C&I. This program allows candidates to teach on a probationary certificate for a year while earning a teacher salary.

 

    Post-Baccalaureate Programs Contacts
Program Contact
Ms. Christine Pruitt
325-486-6601
Carr Education/Fine Arts Bldg. Room 287
Mr. Daniel Martinez
325-486-6603
Carr Education/Fine Arts Bldg. Room 287

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