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As a teacher, you'll be vital to a child's development, shaping his or her emotional, social and academic growth. Becoming a certified teacher can prepare you to work in urban, suburban and rural areas, and to work with a diverse population of learners to help them lead their best lives.
The Early Childhood through Grade 6 with Science of Teaching Reading and English as a Second Language Supplemental Teacher Certification Program at the University of North Texas is designed for students whose goal is to become a teacher in classrooms from Pre-K through 6th grade.
This certification path includes preparation in the Science of Teaching Reading, a new initiative in the State of Texas that prepares teachers to implement instruction in reading, especially with young learners. English as a Second Language courses develop knowledge and skills critical to the success of English Language Learners in today’s diverse classrooms.
Overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 124,300 openings for kindergarten and elementary school teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.