Speech Communication Major (7-12)

Students interested in gaining certification by the Texas Education Agency to reach Speech Communication in grades 7 through 12 will take courses from the Communication and Rhetoric Major.  In addition, students must take professional education courses in the College of Education. 

Graduates who become certified teachers in speech communications will teach courses covering topics in communication applications, which is a required course for graduation from Texas public high schools.  Topics include the process of communication, verbal messages, nonverbal behavior, listening skills, ethical responsibilities of communicators, leadership styles, group participation responsibilities, problem solving, managing conflicts, and effective personal and professional presentations.  In many Texas secondary schools, the speech communications instructor also serves as the coach for the school’s speech and debate team.

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 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDBI 4305 Second Language Acquisition 3
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills 3
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children 3
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar 1
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology 3
EDUC 4311 Curriculum & Instruction in the Secondary School 3
EDUC 4320 Teaching Metodology for Secondary Teachers 3
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar 4
EDUC 4894 Student Teaching in High School Grades 8
Speech Communication
WRIT 3383 Advanced Grammar and Writing 3
COMM 1323 Rhetoric and Public Speaking 3
COMM 2313 Public Speaking 3
COMM 3323 Communication Theory 3
COMM Rhetorical Studies / Any 3 courses (9 hours) from: 3325, 3334, 3336, 3355, 4314, 4315 9
COMM Communication Studies / Any 3 courses (9 hours) from: 3324, 3345, 3354, 3363, 4304, 4323, 4373, JMC 3325 9