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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Communication Teacher Certification

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Requirements for the secondary certification plan in Speech Communication are as follows:

Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. University Core Curriculum Programs  
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Professional Development
  5. Teacher Certification Requirements
  6. University Electives
  7. Foreign Language Requirements
  Total 120

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives


Students choosing Speech Communication as a teaching field must also satisfy the requirements for the major in Communication Studies. All students seeking certification in Speech Communication should select a faculty advisor in the Communication Studies area to help them select appropriate courses.

Other Certification Requirements

For information on required professional development courses and other teacher certification requirements, please see the College of Education section of this catalog. Students should also consult the Certification Office of the College of Education for complete and current information about teacher certification requirements.

To qualify to take the TExES (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards) in the field of Communication, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Make pre-specified acceptable scores on TExES practice tests, or departmental equivalent, and participate in practice test review and analysis session.
  2. Provide official permit with signature of Program Coordinator or designated person for each teaching field on the student’s certification plan.

Students must also qualify to take the Professional Development TExES.

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