Early Childhood - 6th Grade English as a Second Language Generalist
New applicants should select the "Pre-Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education)" major on their ApplyTexas application.
The Early Childhood-6th Grade ESL Generalist certification will later be declared with an academic advisor during New Student Orientation.
After successful completion of the degree and passing scores on the required certification exams, graduates can apply for EC-6 ESL Generalist teacher certification. The EC-6 Generalist certification makes you eligible to teach in an Elementary School setting in Texas, as the teacher of record for all core subjects. Any teacher who holds an initial valid Texas classroom teaching certificate and a bachelor's degree can later add additional classroom certification areas by completing the appropriate examination(s).
Considering Graduate School?
Texas State's Curriculum and Instruction Department offers several programs specifically geared toward students who have earned teacher certification but want to further their education and qualifications. These include The Teacher Fellows Program and the Master's in Elementary Education.
The Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology offers a Specialist in School Psychology program, where students with or without teaching experience can choose specializations in autism or bilingual school psychology and apply for licensure as a School Psychologist.
For some general guidance about all the available programs Texas State has to offer, visit the Graduate College web page.
Schedule an appointment with a College of Education Advisor by calling 512.245.3050 or by stopping by the College of Education Advising Center in the Education building, suite 2143.
To ensure thorough understanding of degree and graduation requirements, students are required to meet with an Advisor before their record will be updated. In this appointment, an advisor can answer questions about the degree program, update the student's curriculum record in the student information system, and assist with degree planning based on the new declaration.
Round Rock Campus
This program is offered at the Round Rock campus (RRC). Please refer to the Round Rock campus website for more information. Contact information for the Round Rock advisor is listed below.
Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program
In addition to declaration of the major, students must apply and be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in order to enroll in Block coursework beyond the Education Core.
The application and criteria for admittance are available through the Office of Educator Preparation on their website.
Students wanting to declare into this degree program will be required to review and sign the Statement of Understanding form below during their advising appointment. This form is intended to provide helpful degree planning information to students early in their program to pave the way for successful planning and degree progress.
NOTE: Information included on checksheets is subject to change.
For the most updated information for each degree plan, students should refer to the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog and track their progress using a Degree Audit. Additionally we encourage all students to meet on a semester basis with their Academic Advisor.
NOTE: These resources are intended to help you PLAN AHEAD, so be sure to check these before taking transfer coursework whenever possible.
Students planning to earn college credit at another institution for eventual transfer to Texas State should refer to the Transfer Planning Guide for confirmation of which lower-level transfer coursework may be applied toward degree requirements in this specific program.
Additionally, the Transfer Equivalency Guide can be used to determine how any transfer course will be evaluated, regardless of specific degree program.
Did you earn credits toward an AAT? [Associate of Arts in Teaching]
'C's or better in EDUC 1301 and EDUC 2301 satisfy the requirements for CI 3310 and RDG 4320 in this degree plan.
All Texas State students must meet the University's minimum Grade-Point Requirements for graduation [Texas State GPA of 2.00, GPA of 2.5 in the major(s), GPA of 2.00 in the minor(s)].
ADDITIONALLY FOR THIS PROGRAM:
- A 2.5 Major GPA and a 2.75 Overall GPA are required to graduate.
- All Major as well as Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.
Join one of these other student organizations related to the teaching profession:
Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education
Contact KDP sponsor: Dr. Nathan Bond
You may request evaluation of a course taken previously or that you plan to take to confirm whether it is equivalent to a degree requirement in your program.
If approved, provide documentation of that approval to the College of Education Advising Center for the course substitution to be reflected on your Degree Audit.
The instructions below are specific to the EC-6 ESL Generalist degree plan.
To request a substitution in a different College of Education program, select from our Majors and Programs list and scroll to the substitutions section at the bottom of that specific program page.
EXAMPLES: ENG 1310, ENG 1320; MATH 1315*; PHYS 1310*, PHYS 1320*; PHIL 1305 or 1320; ART or DAN or MU or TH 2313; HIST 1320, HIST 1320; POSI 2310, POSI 2320; GEO 1310*; COMM 1310; ENG 2310 - 2360
Submit: Core Evaluation Request
*If initially approved above, the following require a second approval:
MATH 1315 - submit to College of Science
PHYS 1310, 1320 - submit EC-6 ESL Generalist Substitution Request - Core
GEO 1310 - submit EC-6 ESL Generalist Core Substitution Request - Core
Major, Certification, Support
Submit: EC-6 ESL Generalist Substitution Request - Major, Certification, Support
For the courses below, instead follow these instructions:
MATH 2311 - submit to College of Science