Second Teaching Field in Journalism (Grades Eight through Twelve)

For students who are seeking teacher certification in their major and would like a second teaching field in Journalism, the requirements are:

MC 1301Introduction to Mass Communication3
MC 1313Media Writing3
MC 3100Grammar for Media Professionals1
MC 3319Visual Communication3
MC 3321News Writing and Reporting I3
or MC 4323 Multimedia Journalism
MC 4301Media Law and Ethics3
MC 4381Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media3
Total Hours19

All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:  https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/.