Undergraduate Degrees with Teacher Certification

Initial teaching certificates may be earned along with bachelor degree studies in specific fields of certifications. Students interested in teaching at the elementary school level will seek a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with specializations in bilingual education, early childhood, English as a second language or special education (EC-6 grade level certifications) from the Teaching and Learning Department (EEDUC 3.202 and BMAIN 2.306).

Bachelor degrees which have teacher certification tracks are listed at UTRGV Undergraduate Programs. Certification tracks are listed below. Students interested in teaching at the middle school or high school grade levels will seek secondary (4-8, 7-12) or all-level (EC-12) certification and must declare a major in the subject he or she will teach. These students will follow an academic major degree plan with teacher certification (i.e. Art Education major with EC-12 teacher certification, English major with 4-8 teacher certification, Social Studies Composite major with 7-12 teacher certification). Visit with the academic department for degree plans and advisement. Students must complete the academic department degree plan and teacher certification coursework in the College of Education and P-16 Integration upon formal admission to the Teacher Education Program in order to be eligible to be recommended for teacher certification in State of Texas.

All freshmen, sophomore-level students seeking degree plans with teacher certification are encouraged to meet an advisor at the Academic Advising Center located at BMAIN 1.400 at the Brownsville Campus (One West University Drive Boulevard or Southwick Hall 101A located at Edinburg Campus (1201 West University Drive).

Certification Subject Areas for 4-8 (middle school), 7-12 (high school) and EC-12 (all-level)