Education – Seminars

BIOL 5011 (0-0-0) Life Science 7-12 Seminar

(BIOL 4011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner- Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000- level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring. 

COMA 5010 (0-0-0) Speech Seminar 7-12

(COMA 4010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educators Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manual for Speech 7-12 and other appropriate sources in order to prepare students for the examination. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES exam. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: Teacher Certification Program Admission.

Offered: Fall. 

ENGL 5011 (0-0-0) English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Seminar

(ENGL 4011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Pearson, Inc.

Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

GSCI 5010 (0-0-0) Science 4-8 Seminar

(GSCI 4010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Pearson, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

GSCI 5011 (0-0-0) Natural Science 7-12 Seminar

(GSCI 4011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Pearson, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring. 

HIST 5011 (0-0-0) History 7-12 Seminar

(HIST 4011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Pearson, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: Teacher Certification Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring. 

KNES 5010 (0-0-0) EC-12 Physical Education Seminar

(KNES 4010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) for Physical Education EC-12. The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparations manuals. Information will also be provided from other state developed resources including Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Physical Education EC-12. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES practice test at the end of the course in order for the College of Education to allow the student to receive a bar code for the state examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MATH 5010 (0-0-0) Math 4-8 Seminar

(MATH 4010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Pearson, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring. 

MATH 5011 (0-0-0) Math 7-12 Seminar

(MATH 4011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Pearson, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSI 5010 (0-0-0) Music All-Level Seminar

(MUSI 4010)

This is a non-credit course designed specifically to aid music education students preparing to take the EC-12 Music TExES (Texas Examination for Educator Standards). The course serves as a broad review of the five sub-areas of music which are tested: Music Theory and Composition, Music History and Culture, Music Classroom Performance, Music Education, and Listening. Students taking the seminar are given pre-tests to determine areas of weakness and post-tests to validate areas of improvement. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring.