Colleges and Schools
College of Education
Professional Development Sequence
Prerequisites to the Professional Development Sequence:
CUIN 3312, ELED 3320, CUIN 3347, HLT 3303, COMM 1332, CUST 3320, EPSY 3300, CUIN 4375, ARED 3305
Professional preparation is conducted in two phases, a) the intern phase and b) student teaching. The intern phase consists of courses taken at the university and in public schools and follow the school district's schedule. To be admitted to these classes, students will be screened for eligibility as outlined below. The intern phase may be taken during one semester or in two semesters. Near the end of the intern phase, students present a portfolio that demonstrates they are ready to begin the student teaching phase.
The Professional Development Sequence requires formal application. Deadlines are as follows:
Spring: October 1
Applications are available in 112 Farish Hall. The requirements are:
Recommendations from at least one instructor in the prerequisite courses listed above and from one professional acquaintance are also required. Guidelines are available in 112 Farish Hall.
Students must be accepted into the Professional Development Sequence to take any course listed in the Professional Development Sequence of their degree plans.
Intern Phase (16 hours)
Student teaching also requires formal application. Deadlines are as follows:
Spring:   September 15
Applications are available in 112 Farish Hall. Student Teaching requires 14 weeks in the public schools and can be done only during the Fall or Spring semesters. All course work must be completed to be approved to student teach.
Student Teaching (6 hours)
Transfer of elementary content courses requires approval by petition to the director, Teacher Education and Certification Office. The 18-24 semester hours of professional development courses must be completed in residence.
Students must apply for their teaching certificate in 112 Farish Hall when they have completed all course work for their degree and have taken and passed the ExCETs required for certification.
Professional Development Sequence and elementary education content courses completed at the University of Houston and/or transfer credits may not apply toward a degree or teacher certification if more than five years have elapsed upon application for certification. Current standards will be enforced.
Endorsements have a prerequisite of a bachelor's degree and a valid Texas teaching certificate. Most require a year or more of successful teaching experience and/or student teaching or a practicum experience. Endorsements are available at the graduate level in the following areas: Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented Education, Information Processing Technologies (levels I and II), Generic Special Education, Severely and Profoundly Handicapped, Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic, and Visually Handicapped. See the Graduate and Professional Studiescatalog for further information.
Files Archived: October, 2001
For applications and admissions information: firstname.lastname@example.org