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Degree Plans

HPU undergraduates have the choice of four age ranges for certification: Elementary, Middle School, High School, and All Level. The content areas for certification within those ages are listed below.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree: Elementary (Early Childhood-6th grade)

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree: Middle School: Grade 4-8 with Certification in the following teaching fields:
English Language Arts and Reading or
Mathematics or
Science or
Social Studies or

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree: High School: Grades 6, 7, or 8 – grade 12 with Certification in the following teaching fields:
Business Education or
Technology Applications or
English Language Arts and Reading or
History or
Life Science or
Mathematics or
Physical Science or
Social Studies Composite or
Speech Communication

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree: All Level: Early Childhood – grade 12 with Certification in the following teaching fields:
Art or
Music Education – Instrumental or Choral
Physical Education or
Spanish or
Theatre Arts

Expanded Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts degree: Elementary (Early Childhood-6th grade) or
Bachelor of Science degree: Elementary (Early Childhood – 6th grade)
In addition to the General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, the following Professional Education coursework is required:
EDU 3300 Philosophical and Psychological Foundations
EDU 3301 Teaching & Learning I
EDU 3302 Teaching & Learning II
EDU 3305 Survey of Exceptional Learners
EDU 4100 TExES Review: PPR
EDU 4001 TExES Review: Elementary Education (EC-6)
EDI 4304 Science Methods
EDU 4305 Math Methods
EDU 4306 Social Studies Methods
EDU 4307 Language Arts Methods
EDU 4308 Fine Arts Methods
EDU 4354 Foundations of Language Acquisition; ESL
EDU 4375 Educational Technology Applications
REA 4345 Literacy Instruction in the Primary Grades
REA 4346 Literacy Instruction in the Content Area
REA 4347 Literacy Instruction in the Intermediate Grades
REA 4348 Literacy Assessment and Intervention
Clinical Teaching

Bachelor of Arts degree: Middle School: Grade 4-8 or
Bachelor of Science degree: Middle School: Grade 4-8
Certification is offered in the following teaching fields:
English Language Arts and Reading (33 hours)
Mathematics (28 hours)
Science (28 hours)
Social Studies (24 hours)

In addition to the General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as the hours associated with one of the four specific concentrations, the following Professional Education coursework is required:
EDU 3300 Philosophical and Psychological Foundations
EDU 3301 Teaching & Learning I
EDU 3302 Teaching & Learning II
EDU 3305 Survey of Exceptional Learners
EDU 4100 TExES Review: PPR
EDU 4001 TExES Review: Elementary Education (EC-6)
EDI 4304 Science Methods
EDU 4305 Math Methods
EDU 4306 Social Studies Methods
EDU 4307 Language Arts Methods
EDU 4308 Fine Arts Methods
EDU 4354 Foundations of Language Acquisition; ESL
EDU 4375 Educational Technology Applications
REA 4345 Literacy Instruction in the Primary Grades
REA 4346 Literacy Instruction in the Content Area
REA 4347 Literacy Instruction in the Intermediate Grades
REA 4348 Literacy Assessment and Intervention
Clinical Teaching

Bachelor of Arts degree: High School: Grades 6, 7, or 8 – grade 12
Bachelor of Science degree: High School: Grades 6, 7, or 8 – grade 12
Certification is offered in the following teaching fields:
Business Education
Technology Applications
English Language Arts and Reading
History
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Studies Composite
Speech Communication

In addition to the General Education requirements, additional hours in the high school teaching field are required.
Also, the following Professional Education coursework is required:
EDU 3300 Philosophical and Psychological Foundations
EDU 3301 Teaching & Learning I
EDU 3302 Teaching & Learning II
EDU 4302 Secondary Methodology in Teaching & Learning
EDU 4100 TExES Review: PPR
EDU 4375 Educational Technology Applications
REA 4346 Literacy Instruction in the Content Area

Bachelor of Arts degree: All Level: Early Childhood – grade 12
Bachelor of Science degree: All Level: Early Childhood – grade 12
Certification is offered in the following teaching fields:
Art
Music Education – Instrumental
Music Education – Choral
Physical Education
Spanish
Theatre Arts

In addition to the General Education requirements, additional hours in the high school teaching field are required.
Also, the following Professional Education coursework is required:
EDU 3300 Philosophical and Psychological Foundations
EDU 3301 Teaching & Learning I
EDU 3302 Teaching & Learning II
EDU 4302 Secondary Methodology in Teaching & Learning
EDU 4100 TExES Review: PPR
EDU 4375 Educational Technology Applications
REA 4346 Literacy Instruction in the Content Area