Early Childhood through Grade 4 Certification

This option is for students who plan to teach in grades EC through 4. The curriculum will include coursework in early childhood development as well as language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, art, physical education, drama, and music for elementary majors. The certification will be Early Childhood through Grade 4 Generalist.
Teaching Field Certification
EC-4 Generalist EC-4
EC-4 Bilingual Generalist EC-4
**Early Childhood  
**English as a Second Language  
**These programs are currently under review and new standards are not available from the state. Please see your advisor fro information if you are currently pursuing this endorsement. As the new state standards come into effect, you will be advised and your degree plan may be modified. 
Required Courses:  
C I 2110 READ 3330, 3334, 3335, 3337
C I 3370 C I 3370
GEOG 3310 OR 3320 C I 3360
ENG 4380 C I/COMM 4330
ART 3370, THRE 3360, or MUED 3330 C I ECED 4300, 4301
P E 3340 or 3341 C I 3301
C I 3302 C I 4401, 4303
Six hours of student teaching  
Major Electives (six hrs from: ECON 2320, HIST 3310, 3375, P E 3341, READ 3315, 3316, any fine arts not taken above)

McMurry University has two certification options for individuals already possessing a bachelor's degree. 1)A post-baccalureate student may apply for the teacher education program and complete courses required of undergraduate students, as previously described. 2)If the post-baccalaureate student has had a degree for one or more years and wishes to become a secondary teacher, the student may apply for the FastTrack program which may require fewer hours. This option may include a paid internship in place of student teaching. In all cases, the student should consult with the university's Certification Officer well in advance of planned enrollment to ensure that admissions requirements can be met.
*Note for anyone graduating without certification: A student electing to graduate without certification can apply to the post-bac program no sooner than twelve months following graduation date.