Major in Education with Certification in 4-8 Core Subjects
A degree in education core subjects for grades 4 through 8 prepares you to teach subjects taught in elementary and middle school — primarily math, science, English, and social studies. Education majors who want to teach in grades 4 through 8 do not have to major in the subject they wish to teach, because it is not unusual for teachers at this level to teach several subjects. The curriculum for this degree, therefore, includes courses in all of the four major subjects, to provide a broad overview rather than an in-depth study of each subject.
The professors guiding us along the way all have great experience in our field. They all have a passion for what they do and it shows! Our teacher eduaction program prepares us by giving us opportunities to be out in the classroom practicing what we are learning in our classes.
Why should I choose Core Subjects 4-8 Certification?
As a teacher in grades 4 through 8, you can help your students through an important time of change as they transition from elementary to high school.
What are some courses I will take?
- Texas History
- Science for Educators
- Physical Geology
- College Algebra
- Curriculum Design
- Classroom Technology
Connections last a lifetime
Cody Spence '18 is an eighth-grade teacher at Union Grove Middle School in Harker Heights. He was unsure about teaching middle schoolers at first, but he has since changed his mind. "The satisfaction of seeing the students grow and enjoy being taught reminds me why this is the career path for me," Spence says. "The connections that we make with our students will last a lifetime."
What are some career options?
With a degree in education, you can follow many career paths:
- Middle school science teacher
- Middle school geography teacher
- Middle school math teacher
- Middle school English teacher
- Instructional facilitator
- School administrator
Who is hiring UMHB students?
UMHB Education students have found success in many different areas:
- Private schools
- Public schools
- Homeschooling coops
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Education students have continued their education at these schools:
- University of Mary Hardin Baylor
- Baylor University
- University of Texas
- Texas A&M University
- University of North Texas
Why study education core subjects 4-8 at UMHB?
The passing rate for UMHB education majors on the TExES teacher certification exams is consistently above 96%.
Education courses at UMHB are taught by professors who were classroom teachers themselves, and the program offers exemplary field experiences. During a recent state accreditation visit, the UMHB education program was commended by the state of Texas for its outstanding field experiences for student teachers.
Education majors at UMHB have opportunities to conduct research and attend conferences alongside their professors.
UMHB maintains a close connection with 15 area school districts, so our students have multiple opportunities to visit schools and make connections with prospective employers.