ABOUT THE BA-ALDEarly Childhood/Elementary, Middle School, and All-Level Special Education
The College of Education offers the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development for individuals who wish to become early childhood/elementary, middle school, or all-level special education Texas certified teachers. BA-ALD students may choose from the following concentrations:
- 4-8 Bilingual Generalist (Certification in 4-8 Core Subjects with Bilingual Supplemental)
- 4-8 Generalist (Certification in 4-8 Core Subjects)
- 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading
- 4-8 English Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies
- 4-8 Mathematics
- 4-8 Mathematics and Science
- EC-6 Bilingual Generalist (Certification in EC-6 Core Subjects with Bilingual Supplemental)
- EC-6 Generalist (Certification in EC-6 Core Subjects)
- PK-12 Special Education
BA-ALD students seeking Texas teacher certification will apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP). For more information, click on Admission Requirements and Program and Certification Requirements. Contact the Center for Student Success to make an appointment with a Program Advisor.
Education and Community Studies
The BA-ALD also offers a concentration for students who are interested in a career in the field of education outside of the realm of classroom teaching. Students interested in working in organizations involving education or child-advocacy, early childhood learning or childcare, early childhood intervention, etc., should consider a concentration in:
- Education and Community Studies
Contact the Center for Student Success to make an appointment with a Program Advisor.
Secondary and All-level Education
Students who are interested in becoming a high school or all-level education Texas certified teacher will enroll in a major that covers the content they will teach (e.g., Art: Major in Art with the College of Liberal Arts) and pursue a minor or concentration with the College of Education. See Secondary and All-level Education for more information.