Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education

Message from the Chair

Dr. Gerri Maxwell
(361) 593-2203
gerri.maxwell@tamuk.edu

Dr. Maxwell

Welcome to the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education!

The Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education serves the entire university as the home for the Educator Preparation Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  All paths leading to Texas certification, regardless of college, whether undergraduate or graduate, are guided by the College of Education and Human Performance through the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education and the Center for Educator Preparation Services.

We offer twelve unique undergraduate teacher preparation degrees, four specialized master's programs, and the nation's first Bilingual Education Doctorate.  Highlights of our programs are our outstanding faculty who offer nurturing academic environments for learning through traditional, hybrid, and online course delivery.  We house the King Ranch Early Childhood Center, and we sponsor the Annual Conference in Bilingual Education, now in its 40th year.

We invite you to pursue the dynamic careers that await you in the education profession; begin or continue your academic journey through the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education.

Welcome to the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education.  Use the links at the right to navigate through our site.   The department is housed in Rhode Hall. We are proud to offer the following degree plans:

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification

A Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares you for a teaching career in the grade level and subject area of your choice. In our department, we offer teacher certification in:

We also offer certifications in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Family and Consumer Science, History, Journalism, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, and Theater Arts. For more information on degrees leading to teacher certification, see the Center for Educator Preparation Services (CEPS) page.

Alternative Certification Program

Our Alternative Certification Program (ACP) offers a nontraditional route to certification designated for individuals who already hold a Bachelors degree. Please see the ACP page for more information.

Master’s Level Programs

We offer five programs at the Master's Level:

  • Bilingual Education (may include a specialization in English as a Second Language)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Reading Specialization
  • Special Education
  • General Education

Doctorate in Bilingual Education

We also offer a doctorate in Bilingual Education (the first doctoral program in the nation in Bilingual Education).

This page was last updated on: April 27, 2018