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2013-2014 Catalog

Graduate Certifications



UH-Victoria offers programs leading to the following graduate certificates. Specific requirements for each certificate are available from the Educator Preparation Office. The State Board of Educator Certification requires passing scores on the appropriate TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) or TexMaT (Texas Examinations for Master Teachers) for certificates.

NOTE: When students begin work toward certification, a personal profile is recorded at the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Students are responsible for maintaining current information online at this agency’s website (www.sbec.state.tx.us ).

Educational Diagnostician
1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
2. Master’ degree. (see Master of Education – Special Education)
3. A minimum of two years teaching experience in an accredited school.
4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the 
    completion of applicable course work.
5. Completion of at least 39 semester hours of approved courses related to the program for educational 
    diagnostician.
6. Pass the TExES #153.

Reading Specialist
1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
2. Master’s degree. (see Master of Education – Reading Specialist)
3. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the 
    completion of applicable course work.
5. The program for the certificate includes: 
        a. Twelve semester hours of graduate work in reading including the following suggested areas: foundations 
            of reading; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; and clinical or laboratory practicum in 
            reading. 
        b. A resource area of at least six semester hours, including multicultural concepts and linguistics. 
        c. A professional education area of at least six semester hours. (Individuals holding provisional certification 
            at the elementary level are required to have at least six semester hours in the study of the junior high 
            and/or high school age pupil and in the study of working with pupils at the secondary level; individuals 
            holding certification at the junior and/or high school level are required to have at least six semester hours 
            in the study of the elementary school pupil and in the study of working with pupils at this level.)
6. Pass the TExES #151.

Master Reading Teacher (MRT )
1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
2. Bachelor’s degree.
3. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the 
    completion of applicable course work.
5. Complete the 15 semester hours of specified graduate-level courses beyond the bachelor’s degree in an 
    approved graduate teacher education program. Students must have a signed plan on file. 
                    LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies 
                    LITY 6362 Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning 
                    LITY 6304 Practicum in Literacy 
                    LANG 6310 Linguistics and Reading 
                    LITY 6332 Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action
6. Pass the TExMaT #85 for Master Reading Teacher, unless you hold a Reading Specialist certificate.

Master Mathematics Teacher (MMT)
1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
2. Bachelor’s degree.
3. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
4. Complete the 18 semester hours of specified graduate-level courses beyond the bachelor's degree in an 
    approved graduate teacher education program. Students must have a signed plan on file. 
        CUIN 6341 Teaching Problem Solving                        CUIN 6347 Teaching Number Concepts 
        CUIN 6342 Assessment in Mathematics                      CUIN 6348 Teaching Algebra & Geometry 
        CUIN 6343 The Math Teacher as Leader                   CUIN 6349 Teaching Probability & Statistics
5. Pass the TExMaT –MMT EC-4 #87 OR 4-8 #88.

School Administrator – Principal
1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
2. Master’s degree. (See Master of Education – Administration and Supervision – Principal)
3. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the 
    completion of applicable course work.
5. Completion of an approved administrative internship experience.
6. Completion of required course work designed to develop administrative competencies and comply with SBEC
     Learner Centered Proficiencies for the Principalship.
7. Pass the TExES # 068

Superintendent
1. Hold a valid Principal Certificate.
2. Complete 12 semester hours of course work to include 
            ELAS 6342 Educational Policy and Finance; 
            ELAS 6341 Personnel Management 
            ELAS 6343 Public Affairs and Community Relations; 
            ELAS 6345 Educational Facilities and Environment.
3. Complete the 6 semester hours of approved Superintendent’s practicum: 
            ELAS 6308 Practicum for the School Superintendency 
            ELAS 6309 Practicum for the School Superintendency
4. Pass the TExES # 195

School Counselor
1. Master’s degree in counseling or a related educational field. (See Master of Education – Counseling)
2. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
3. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development as post graduate 
    applicant.
4. Completions of counseling courses as assigned by Counseling Faculty and approval of School Counseling 
    Program Coordinator. Courses may include: 
                COUN 6310 Counseling in the Schools 
                COUN 6311 Multicultural Counseling 
                COUN 6318 Assessment in Counseling 
                COUN 6321 Professional Orientation Counseling 
                COUN 6325 Career Education 
                COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling 
                COUN 6329 Group Counseling 
                COUN 6332 Counseling Across the Lifespan 
                COUN 6333 Counseling Techniques 
                COUN 6336 Counseling Child & Adolescents in Crisis
5. Completion of 9 semester hours of practicum & internship experience. 
                COUN 6303 Practicum 
                COUN 6348 Internship I 
                COUN 6348 Internship II
6. Pass the TExES #152.

UHV School of Education and Human Development Certificate

Adult and Higher Education
1. Admission to the UHV graduate program prior to taking the last course.
2. Complete the 15 semester credit hours of course work that includes the Internship.
3. Courses for the certificate include:
            AHED 6353 Educational Leadership in Organizations
            AHED 6334 Foundations of Adult Education
            AHED 6346 Student Services in Higher Education
            AHED 6331 Program Planning and Development in AHED
            AHED 6305 Internship in AHED

Adult and Higher Education—Professional Coaching
This certificate is related to the practice of professional coaching (e.g., executive coaching, leadership coaching, etc.); it is not a course of study related to athletic coaching.
1. Bachelor’s degree
2. Admission to the UHV as either “temporary graduate status” or fully admitted.
3. Complete the 9 semester credit hours of course work.
4. Courses for the certificate include:
            AHED 6360 Professional Coaching I: Theory and Practice
            AHED 6361 Professional Coaching II: The Coaching Relationship and Positive Change
            AHED 6362 Professional Coaching III: Strategies and Skills
NOTE: Students pursuing the M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education should not expect that the Professional Coaching courses will substitute for M.Ed. degree plan requirements.