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Education Certification Program

Bachelor's Degree

Description of the Program

University Core Curriculum

42 semester hours (choose elementary or secondary/all-level).

University Core Curriculum, Plus Teaching Specializations and Teaching Fields (48–52 semester hours)

EC–6 and Grades 4–8

Students should decide on the bachelor’s degree to pursue and take appropriate courses to meet requirements as listed in the University catalog. Degree totals will vary according to choices made by the student regarding teaching specializations or teaching fields. Students in EC–6 or grades 4–8 certification will be working toward a bachelor of science degree with a major in interdisciplinary studies. All other students will be working toward a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of science, bachelor of music or bachelor of business administration degree with a major in the department. 

Secondary/All Level

Students should decide on the bachelor’s degree to pursue and take appropriate courses to meet requirements as listed in the University catalog. Degree totals will vary according to choices made by the student regarding teaching specializations or teaching fields.  For more information on all of the available choices for secondary/all level, place click on degree checklists below.

 

General Degree Plan for Teacher Certification

Students admitted under this program will select a major in a teaching field and receive a degree in that major. If EC–6 or grades 4–8 certification is chosen, the student will receive a bachelor of science degree with a major in interdisciplinary studies. An official degree plan should be requested in the Office of Teacher Preparation and Advising, located in Old Main, Room 415, after completion of 54 semester hours.

A suggested plan of study which will vary according to teaching areas, summer school attendance and personal preference. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required, but this total may be increased according to selection of teaching fields.

NOTE: Rotation of courses may be amended. Students should contact their advisers prior to each semester of enrollment to determine correct course sequences. Summer-session or intersession courses should be scheduled.

Advising Information - Office of Teacher Preparation and Support, Old Main 415.

Certification Requirements

The student’s WTAMU adjusted grade point average must be 2.75 or better. Transfer and WTAMU grade point average combined must be 2.75 or better. A minimum grade of “B” and “C” is required in EDPD 3340 and EPSY 3341. A grade of “C” or better is required in ENGL 1301, 1302, SCOM 1315, 1318 or 1321. No "Ds" in educational coursework accepted. 

NOTE: Students transferring to WTAMU from a community college may receive credit for one (not both) set of courses, either EDUC or TECA.

For information about master’s degree programs in education, refer to the “Graduate School” section of the catalog.

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