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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Interdisciplinary Studies Generalist Grades 4-8, Teacher Certification

(121 semester hours)

Interdisciplinary Major
Courses Hours
Biology 1306/1106, 1307/1107,
Geology 1301/1101 or 1303/1103
12
Geography 2305 3
History 1301, 1302, 3301 9
Mathematics 1314 or 2305, 1324, 1342, 1350, 1351 15
Physical Science 3311, 3312 6
Physics 1304 3
Reading 2306, 3332, 3336, 3339, 4301, 4303 18
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Arts 1302, Music 1306, Theatre 1310 3
Communication 1315 3
Education Psychology 3303, 3314 6
English 1301, 1302 6
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341 3
General Studies 1181 1
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Special Education 2361 3
Education
Courses Hours
Education 2302 3
Education 4309*, 4311*, 4314* 9
Education 4315* 3
Education 4972* 9

Students are to consult with the Advisor in the Educator Preparation Information Center, CARR-EFA Bldg, Room 287.

*Requires admission to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) prior to enrolling in any senior-level course. See the University Catalog Teacher Certification section for detailed information regarding the EPP.

Except for courses used as electives, a grade of “C” or better is required on all course work. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 is required. the GPA requirements are subject to change per TEA rules. See the University Catalog for more information.

Minors

Education Minor. The Education minor is eighteen (18) semester credit hours (SCH) selected from the following list. Nine hours must be advanced hours. All prerequisites apply to the courses. An individual completing this minor will not be eligible for Texas teacher certification. Select from Early Childhood 2305, Education 2302, Educational Psychology 3314, Educational Psychology 3303, Reading 2306, Reading 3332, Reading 3335, Reading 3336, Reading 3339, or Special Education 2361.

Professional Education Minor. All prerequisites will apply to the courses. Individuals choosing this minor will have to successfully meet all requirements required for admission to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) regardless of their degree. These courses, with additional coursework related to Clinical Teaching (Student Teaching), prepare the individual for Texas secondary teacher certification. To become fully certified additional requirements by the sate of Texas must be met. Contact the Educator Preparation Information Center Advisor for information about Texas Teacher Certification requirements. Professional Education minor: Educational Psychology 3303, Educational Psychology 3314, Education 4321, Education 4322, Education 4323, and Reading 4320.

Special Education Supplemental Certification

Individuals interested in Special Education Supplemental certification must consult with an advisor in the Educator Preparation Information Center, room 287 Carr-EFA.  Call 325-942-2209 for an appointment.

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