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Bilingual Teacher Certification

Once the economy improves, select Bilingual (English/Spanish) certification for area classrooms!

Prerequisites

  1. All applicants must have a bachelor's degree with coursework required by the state of Texas.
  2. Applicants must be proficient in English and pass ESL testing.
  3. Bilingual candidates will earn both Generalist and Bilingual Certifications with SBEC.
  4. Proof of Spanish Oral Academic Proficiency by passing the BTLPT (Bilingual Target language Proficiency Test in Spanish)
  5. Taking 2 additional exams will add to the additional cost.
  6. Bilingual Generalist EC-6: Required college credit for 6 hours of English, 6 hours of Math, 3 hours of Science, 3 hours of Social Studies, (preferably U.S. or Texas history) = 30 hours.
  7. Bilingual Generalist 4-8: Required college credit for 9 hours of English/Reading, 9 hours of Math, 6 hours of Social Studies, (preferably U.S. or Texas history,) and 9 hours of Science = 30 hours.

Course Schedule

See coursework requirements and calendar for specific attendance days and times. Candidates will train in June for the Bilingual Supplemental exam, to be taken in June or early July. Listen! For more information, contact (512) 223-7649 or tlc@austincc.edu..

Special Education Teacher Certification

Prerequisites

  1. All applicants must have a bachelor's degree with coursework required by the state of Texas.
  2. Applicants must have a unique ability to work with students with special needs.
  3. Participants will earn both Generalist and SPED (EC-12) Certifications with SBEC.
  4. Taking 1 additional exam will add to the additional cost.
  5. Generalist EC-6: Required college credit for 6 hours of English, 6 hours of Math, 3 hours of Science, 3 hours of Social Studies, (preferably U.S. or Texas history) = 30 hours.
  6. Generalist 4-8: Required college credit for 9 hours of English/Reading, 9 hours of Math, 6 hours of Social Studies, (preferably U.S. or Texas history,) and 9 hours of Science = 30 hours.

SPED Requirements from TEA (Texas Education Agency)

The content area examination is only required when the teacher/intern is assigned to teach a core academic subject in the special education assignment. The term “core academic subject” is defined as English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts (music, art, theatre, and dance), history and geography. The SPED EC-12 Supplemental must be taken along with a content area.

Course Schedule

See coursework requirements and calendar for specific attendance days and times. Candidates will complete the Generalist EC-6 or Generalist 4-8 and take the SPED training in June, to be taken in June or early July. For more information, contact (512) 223-7649 or tlc@austincc.edu .

updated 8/20/12