2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Spanish Secondary Teacher Certification

Students seeking certification for teaching in Spanish at the secondary school level should be advised by the secondary certification adviser of the College of Education. The College of Education offers post-baccalaureate certification to TCU graduates. Students need 24 semester hours in Spanish and the education courses required for an educational studies minor with certification. See www.catalog.tcu.edu/undergraduate. Students seeking Spanish teaching certification (elementary through high school) must successfully complete the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish certification exam. Candidates seeking Spanish certification must also successfully complete the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 exam.

Individuals seeking teaching certification with an EC-6 bilingual specialization must successfully complete the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) in order to be awarded a Bilingual Supplemental Teaching Certificate.  EC-6 bilingual certification candidates must also successfully complete the EC-6 Generalist and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities state examinations. Students seeking bilingual teaching certificate must submit a language assessment from the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies when applying to the Teacher Education Program.