All Level (EC-12)

All-Level Art or P.E.

These certification programs will prepare you to teach Art or P.E. to students in all grade levels, from pre-kindergarten through high school.

These certification areas have slightly different Liberal Arts Core and Education Core courses. For example, specific courses are designated as the natural sciences and mathematical components. In addition to the required professional development courses and a full semester of Clinical Teaching (student teaching), in the School of Education, students must complete courses in one of the teaching fields offered at HBU for elementary and secondary grades.


Advising Sheet:
All-Level Art or P.E.

Course Syllabi

All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program
Course No. Course Name
EDBI 4304 Teaching English as a Second Language
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology
EDUC 4301 Curriculum & Instruction for Elementary School
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 4484/85 Student Teaching in Elementary PE AND Secondary PE
Physical Education (EC-12):
KINE 2202 Creating a Wellness Lifestyle
KINE 2310 Foundations of Kinesiology
KINE 2334 Tests & Measurements in Kinesiology
KINE 2335 Sports and Fitness Activities
KINE 2336 Strategies & Principles of Coaching
KINE 3210 Exercise Prescription
KINE 3301 Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
KINE 3393 Physiology of Exercise
KINE 3395 Kinesiology: Applied Biomechanics
KINE 3398 Foundations of Health Instruction
KINE 4323 Motor Learning
KINE 4328 Wellness and Fitness in EC-12 Schools

 

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program:
Course No. Course Name
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar
EDUC 4301 Curriculum & Instruction for Elementary School
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 4493/96 Student Teaching in Elementary Art AND Secondary Art
Art (EC-12):
ART 1303 Art Methods and Materials
ART 1313 Design I
ART 1323 Design II
ART 2391 Ceramics I
ART 2394 Drawing I
ART 2397 Painting I
ART 2380 Printmaking I
ART 2384 Sculpture I
ART 3305 Art for the Secondary School
INDC 4385 Essential Elements of the Fine Arts
  Choose 3 additional classes (9 hours) from the following Art History: ART 3353, 3363, 3373, 3383


All-Level Music

The Bachelor of Music Education degree is described in the College of Arts and Humanities School of Music catalog pages.

The teacher certification procedures are managed jointly by the School of Music and the College of Education. This certification program will prepare you to teach in a variety of music programs from kindergarten to high school. In addition to the required professional development courses and a full semester of Clinical Teaching (student teaching), in the School of Education, students must complete courses in one of the teaching fields offered at HBU for elementary and secondary grades.


Advising Sheet:
All-Level Music

Course Syllabi

All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Music EC-12  
MUSI 1322, 1122 Theory I and Theory I Lab
MUSI 1323, 1123 Theory II and Theory II Lab
MUSI 2322, 2122 Theory III and Theory III Lab
MUSI 2323, 2123 Theory IV and Theory IV Lab
MUSI 2331 & 2332 Music Literature I & II
MUSI 3333 & 3334 Music History I & II
 
  MAJOR APPLIED HOURS:
Primary: 7 Primary Applied—7 semesters of 1 credit hour lessons—3 hours must be upper level
Secondary: 2 Secondary Applied—must be piano
 
  COGNATE REQUIREMENTS: Skills, Literature, History, Pedagogy
MUSI 3322 Theory V: Contemporary Theory
MUSI 2381 Foundations of Music Education
MUSI 2181, 82, 83, 84 Instrumental Techniques: Brass (2181); Percussion (2182); Strings (2183); Woodwinds (2184)
MUSI 3180 Developmental Vocal Techniques
MUSI 3263 & 3264 Choral Conducting & Advanced Choral Conducting
MUSI 4382 Elementary Music Methods
MUSI 4383 Secondary Music Methods
 
  TEACHER CERTIFICATION
EDUC 2320 Learning and Development
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children
EDUC 4494 & 4497 Student Teaching in Elementary & Student Teaching in Secondary
 
  ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Transfer students should review current SoM Handbook policies for specific details.
MUSI 0001 Forum  / Recital Attendance (Enroll EVERY Semester— unless enrolled in EDUC 4494 / 4497—Must Pass at Least 7 Semesters)
MUSI 0002 Piano Proficiency (Must Pass Exam) Please Note: All Music Majors MUST be enrolled in Class Piano (MUSI 114X) until they register for and pass MUSI 0002 Piano Proficiency (up to 4 additional credit hours).
MUSI 0003 Sophomore Review (Must Pass Before Earning 60 Credit Hours)
MUSI X11X Ensembles (Enroll EVERY Semester—unless enrolled in EDUC 4494 / 4497)
MUSI 3090 Performance Recital



College of Education General Requirements

A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on 45 or more hours, a score of 240 or higher on the math section of the THEA, a score of 220 or higher on the writing section of the THEA and a 260 or higher on the reading section of the THEA are required to begin the program and a personal interview.

Students must also meet the requirements of the department for Clinical Teaching (Student Teaching), as outlined in the University catalog.


After Graduation

Most graduates are employed in Houston-area schools. Employment opportunities vary according to teaching field.

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