The EC-Grade 6 generalist certification program is for students seeking a Texas teacher certification in elementary school classrooms. It is a heavily field-based program, with students spending extensive time in early childhood and elementary classes. Students receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies (INST) through a series of field-based programs and classroom work with the completion of 122-124 credit hours.
Undergraduate students are required to follow and maintain all student responsibilities in order to remain in the program.
Freshman, change of major and transfer students should follow all Texas A&M University and department admissions policies. View the Undergraduate Admissions page for full information.
Students must apply and be admitted into the upper level Teacher Education program before beginning the certification program.
Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
Once admitted into the upper level Teacher Education program, students complete a series of field experiences. The Certification Process Flow chart outlines the steps required to complete the program.
The Field Experiences Office is responsible for administering and organizing field placements. Students complete a consecutive series of methods blocks as part of their degree plan, before completing their clinical teaching experience the final semester before graduation.
While in TLAC, students have access to a variety of academic and social services to ensure they are able to perform at your best. View the student services page to see the opportunities available to students.
Each spring and fall semester, the TLAC Field Experiences Office coordinates the Education Career Fair to connect students with potential employers.