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The University of Texas at Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that combines innovative programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) with highly ranked management programs that reflect our founding by the visionary entrepreneurs who started Texas Instruments. We bring people and ideas together to create the future — ours, yours and the world’s. We like to think big, and we’re eager to try creative approaches to solve problems. We offer 141 academic programs — from bioengineering and global business, to audiology, arts and technology — in critical fields including nanotechnology and neuroscience.  UT Dallas was founded in 1969.  We have 8 schools, 100,000 alumni, 1342 faculty, 18,000 Undergrads, 10,000 graduate students and more than 100 countries represented.

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  • Richardson, TX
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  • Nov. 01, 2020
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When you become a teacher through the Teacher Development Center at the University of Texas at Dallas, you can follow your passion for learning and make an impact on the next generation! Becoming a teacher takes preparation and planning. To ensure the highest professional standards, the state of Texas and The University of Texas at Dallas require students to pass a series of rigorous courses, complete extensive fieldwork and demonstrate their knowledge of content and educational expertise on two state exams to become fully certified as a highly qualified teacher in Texas. The Teacher Development Center (TDC) at UT Dallas offers all the preparation courses required for teacher certification, including practical classes in curriculum and instruction, education technology and classroom management. The TDC interfaces and engages with all academic schools at UT Dallas, as well as 22 area school districts, to assist students as they progress through the Teacher Certification Program.

  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Nov. 01, 2020
    Application Deadline
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Chemistry (7-12)
Computer Science (7-12)
English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
History (7-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics (7-12)
Science (4-8)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (4-8)
Social Studies (7-12)
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Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    The UT Dallas program offers multiple field-experience opportunities for teacher candidates. Candidates get their first experience during American Public School (the recommended first course), and have a variety of assignments that may include interviewing a principal or attending a school board meeting. Later in the program, teaching candidates are required an additional 30 hours of observation/participation. These hours will be spent in a more focused effort, preferably in their teaching field.

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    UT Dallas teacher candidates are required to take courses that address diverse learners, English as a Second Language (ESL), students in poverty and students with diverse backgrounds. Most of the EC-6 degree-seeking students take the required ESL course in preparation for the ESL supplemental TExES exam.

  • Mentoring & Coaching

    UT Dallas teacher candidates spend their final semester in clinical teaching. UT Dallas works with approximately 22 different school districts. In cooperation with the student’s district of choice, a highly qualified professional educator is invited to serve as the cooperating teacher/mentor and coach. All of UT Dallas’ clinical teachers are assigned a university supervisor (mentor/coach). This university representative will collaborate with the clinical teacher and the cooperating teacher to ensure a successful learning experience.

  • Commitment to Improvement

    The T-Tess rubric is employed to facilitate clinical teacher growth. Clinical teachers must achieve a level of proficiency across all domains of T-Tess.

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Follow your passion for learning and make an impact on the next generation when you become a teacher through the Teacher Development Center at the University of Texas at Dallas! Becoming a teacher takes preparation and planning. To ensure the highest professional standards, the state of Texas and The University of Texas at Dallas require students to pass a series of rigorous courses, complete extensive fieldwork and demonstrate their knowledge of content and educational expertise on two state exams in order to be fully certified as a highly qualified teacher in Texas. UT Dallas’ Teacher Development Center (TDC) offers all the preparation courses required for teacher certification, including practical classes in curriculum and instruction, education technology and classroom management. The TDC interfaces and engages with all academic schools at UT Dallas, as well as 22 area school districts, to assist students as they progress through the Teacher Certification Program.

Applicant Info

The Teacher Development Center offers multiple solutions for candidates interested in becoming an educator (initial teacher certification). It is the profession that shapes all other professions, touches the future, and one can only imagine the amazing potential of the students in your classroom. Undergraduate students major in their chosen field of study as they simultaneously complete a sequence of professional education courses during their junior and senior years. Through careful planning and advising, undergraduate students can complete their academic degrees as well as their teacher certifications in a timely maker – usually within 120-124 credit hours. All professional education (and academic major) coursework culminates in a semester of supervised clinical teaching in an accredited school. The job outlook for educators in the DFW Metroplex is improving and and the current starting salary in this area is $50,000.

Your education at UT Dallas will be time and money well spent. The approximate cost of attending UT Dallas is $27,600 per year. This includes all tuition, fees, books, room & board, transportation and miscellaneous.

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    UT Dallas program offers multiple field-experience opportunities for teacher candidates. Candidates get their first experience during American Public School (the recommended first course), and have a variety of assignments that may include interviewing a principal or attending a school board meeting. Later in the program, teaching candidates are required an additional 30 hours of observation/participation. These hours will be spent in a more focused effort, preferably in their teaching field.

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    UT Dallas teacher candidates are required to take courses that address diverse learners, English as a Second Language (ESL), students in poverty and students with diverse backgrounds. Most of the EC-6 degree-seeking students take the required ESL course in preparation for the ESL supplemental TExES exam.

  • Mentoring & Coaching

    UT Dallas teacher candidates spend their final semester in clinical teaching. UT Dallas works with approximately 22 different school districts. In cooperation with the student’s district of choice, a highly qualified professional educator is invited to serve as the cooperating teacher/mentor and coach. All of UT Dallas’ clinical teachers are assigned a university supervisor (mentor/coach). This university representative will collaborate with the clinical teacher and the cooperating teacher to ensure a successful learning experience.

  • Commitment to Improvement

    The T-Tess rubric is employed both summatively and formatively to facilitate clinical teacher growth. Clinical teachers must achieve a level of proficiency across all domains of T-Tess, ensuring UT Dallas’ commitment to constant improvement.