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Student Teacher Certification Block Schedule

Secondary Education Program

*C or better in courses pertaining to your Content Area and Teacher Education Program*

TSI complete/exempt, GPA of 2.50 overall and 2.50 English, lower division core courses complete, background check results, interview with faculty members, take Nelson Denney Reading test, and admission to the Teacher Education Program REQUIRED BEFORE taking block courses.

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Block Courses

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education

Offered Spring, Summer and Fall

  • CUIN 3323 Instructional Design
  • INDS 3323 Child Development & Its Application to Learning
  • CUIN 3327- Educational Technology

Classes have field based requirements and must be taken concurrently and must be taken before moving on to the rest of the Education classes.

Students should take and pass PPR upon completion of Block I courses

Additional Education Courses

  • FEDU 3321 Educational Foundations for Teaching – Summer semester only
  • LITY 4364 Content Area Reading and Study Skills – Fall semester only
  • CUIN 4313 Secondary Teaching Strategies – Spring semester only

(Must be taken before student teaching)

Candidates must take and pass the state content exam and PPR EC-12 TExES #160 before student teaching

Student Teaching

Prerequisite: Admission by application to Director of Field Experiences (Applications deadline for fall is March 1st, spring deadline is September 15th)

  • SEDU 4303 Student Teaching
  • SEDU 4304 Student Teaching


The goal of the TExES Academy is to provide students with the tools to pass the TExES on their first attempt.


The TExES Academy was established to provide University of Houston-Victoria, College of Education & Human Development students seeking Texas educator certifications with:

  • Eligibility requirements required for registering for official exams.
  • Information concerning the state examinations (TExES)
  • Practice tests
  • Study recommendations prior to taking the examinations

Students admitted into the Teacher Education Program will automatically be enrolled in the TExES Academy Learn 9 classroom. In the TExES Academy Learn 9 classroom students will find information about when to take their certification exams and how to prepare for their certification exams.