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 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 Hours18

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

Criminal background checks are required for participation in field-based coursework and for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in an individual's criminal history, a candidate may be ineligible for issuance of a certification upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If a candidate has a criminal history, that student is advised to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from the Texas Education Agency; schedule an appointment for free legal counseling services through Texas State University's Attorney for Students (; and disclose this information to the Office of Educator Preparation.