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Education Programs

The University of Dallas offers a broad array of education programs for current and aspiring teachers. Which program is right for you?

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Education)

Within the Interdisciplinary Studies major, seven areas of emphasis are offered.  The areas correspond with certificaiton frameworks in the State of Texas.  Areas of emphasis include: 

  • Early Childhood Generalist (EC-6)
  • Middle School Areas:  English Language Arts and Reading (4-8), Social Studies (4-8), Mathematics (4-8), Science (4-8), English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies (4-8), Mathematics/Science (4-8)

Education Concentration

The education concentration is designed to offer students, both Education majors and those majoring in other areas, who are interested in teaching, opportunities to gain foundational knowledge, methodology, and practical experience in the field of education. 

Education majors, as well as students majoring in subjects other than education at the graduate or undergraduate level are welcome to add the education concentration to their plan of study.  

 

Teaching Theology

There is no state certification in the area of theology, however, the Department of Education works with theology majors to prepare them for teaching positions in Catholic Schools. Each diocese/school determines the qualifications required to teach theology.  Students must review specific diocesan requirements to insure compliance. At the graduate level, the Catholic Teacher Certificate is offered to those seeking to earn a graduate certificate to be prepared to teach in Texas Catholic schools. 

Teacher Certification

Undergraduate students can be prepared for teacher certification in the following areas through our programs: 

  • All - Level Certification - Early Childhood - 12th Grade: Art, Theatre Arts (Drama), and Languages Other than English (LOTE) in French, German, Latin, and Spanish
  • Generalist Certification - Early Childhood - 6th Grade
  • Middle School Certification - Grades 4 - 8:: English Language Arts & Reading, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies, and Mathematics/Science
  • Secondary Certification - Grades 7 - 12:: Life Science (Biology), English Language Arts and Reading, History, Mathematics, Composite Social Studies (History, Politics, Economics and Geography), Composite Physics/Mathematics and Composite Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics); Grades 6 - 12: Physical Science (Physics and Chemistry)

Alternative Teacher Certification

Alternative Teacher Certification is for those who have previously earned their undergraduate or higher degree and who aspire earn to teacher certification. The following levels are available:

  • Elementary School Certification - Coming Soon
  • Secondary School Certification: Life Science (Biology), English Language Arts and Reading, History, Mathematics, Composite Social Studies (History, Politics, Economics and Geography), Composite Physics/Mathematics and Composite Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics); Grades 6 - 12: Physical Science (Physics and Chemistry)

Catholic Teacher Certificate (Graduate Level)

With the University of Dallas Catholic Teacher Certificate, you will meet all of the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department pedagogy requirements for teaching in Texas Catholic schools. The program is comprised of 18 credit hours and offers emphases in elementary or secondary education. 

Master of Arts in Teaching (4+1)

The Master of Arts in Teaching focuses on the advancement of teaching as a career and is exlusively designed to offer current University of Dallas undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their master's degree in five years, in conjunction with their baccalaureate studies.

The 4+1 M.A.T. offers education majors as well as students majoring in subjects other than education, the opportunity to earn a Master's degree with Texas teacher certification.

Master of Catholic School Leadership

The Univeristy of Dallas Master of Catholic School Leadership is designed ot prepare you for leadership in Catholic education.  Whether seeking to be a principal, president or administrator at the elementary, secondary or diocesan levels, you will deepen your knowledge of the Catholic tradition and gain practical, experience-based skills for leadership through the Master of Catholic School Leadership.  This program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree, offered by the Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry in conjunction with the Department of Education in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

AP Summer Institute

The University of Dallas holds Advanced Placement Summer Institutes for teachers during one week in the summer.  The courses offered vary each summer.  

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