Interdisciplinary Studies - Baccalaureate Degree Programs


Interdisciplinary Studies

ADMISSION TO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Although admitted to the college, there is an additional admission requirement to the Teacher Education Program as students must:: Take and pass the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) with a minimum score of (READING 230); (WRITING 220); and (MATH 230), or the COMPASS Test with comparable score to the THEA. Attend required Orientation to the Texas College Educator Preparation Program. Have a minimum of 59 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Complete a program application for admission to the Texas College Educator Preparation Program, which may be obtained from the Division of Education. The following information must be submitted along with the program admission application, or be completed prior to program entry. Three signed letters of reference from college professors/work study supervisors; Interview with Teacher Education Admission Committee; Submission of an official college transcript; and Completion and submission of 1) a signed degree plan; 2) an autobiography; 3) criminal background check; and 4) copy of state identification.

 

Degrees Offered in the Education Department

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS. The following certification areas are offered:

 

Early Childhood-Grade 6 (EC-6) Generalist: English, Language Arts, and Reading; or Mathematics

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS


General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 

43

English Required Courses

 

3

Science Required Courses

 

8

Math Required Courses

 

9

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 3324

Essentials of Math and Science

3

EDUC 3326

Social Studies for Elementary

Teachers

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4601

Clinical Teaching in the

Elementary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

READ 2322

Individualized and Recreational Reading of Children's Literature

3

READ 3312

Fundamentals of Reading Instruction I

3

READ 3321

Language Arts Across the Curriculum

3

English Required Courses

 

3

ENGL4322

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Math Required Courses

 

9

MATH 1342

Applied Statistics

3

MATH3325

Foundations of Mathematics

3

MATH 3365

Modem Geometry

3

Science Required Courses

 

8

BIOL3474

Ecology

4

Total

 

122

 

 

 

Grades 4-8: English, Language Arts, and Reading;

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS



General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 

37

4-8 ELAR Required Courses

 

24

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4602

Clinical Teaching in the

Secondary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

READ 3312

Fundamentals of Reading Instruction     I

3

READ 3321

Language Arts Across the Curriculum

3

4-8 ELAR Required Courses

 

24

ENGL 2315

American Literature to 1865

3

ENGL 2326

American Literature since 1865

3

ENGL 3303

Literary Analysis

3

ENGL 3307

Advanced Composition

3

ENGL 3309

British Masterpieces

3

ENGL 3313

Modern English Grammar

3

ENGL 4304

Classical Literature

3

ENGL 4322

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Total

 

120

 

 

 

7-12 ENGLISH, LANGUAGE ARTS, READING EMPHASIS DEGREE PLAN

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS



General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 

37

7-12 ELAR Required Courses

 

24

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4602

Clinical Teaching in the

Secondary School

6

READ 4314

Reading in the Content Area

 

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

READ 3312

Fundamentals of Reading Instruction

3

READ 3321

Language Arts Across the Curriculum

3

7-12 ELAR Required Courses

 

24

ENGL 2315

American Literature to 1865

3

ENGL 2326

American Literature since 1865

3

ENGL 3303

Literary Analysis

3

ENGL 3307

Advanced Composition

3

ENGL 3309

British Masterpieces

3

ENGL 3313

Modern English Grammar

3

ENGL 4304

Classical Literature

3

ENGL 4322

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Total

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

4-8 SCIENCE EMPHASIS DEGREE PLAN

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS



General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 

34

MATH Required Courses

 

3

Science Required Courses

 

24

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 3324

Essentials of Math and Science

3

EDUC 3326

Social Studies for Elementary

Teachers

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4601

Clinical Teaching in the

Elementary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

Math Required Courses

 

3

Science Required Courses

 

24

BIOL 1472

General Biology II

4

BIOL 2471

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2472

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL 3474

Ecology

4

PHYS 1412

General Physic I

4

CHEM 1471

General Chemistry I

4

 

 

 

Total

 

120

 

 

7-12 LIFE SCIENCE EMPHASIS DEGREE PLAN

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS


See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 

34

MATH Required Courses

 

3

Science Required Courses

 

28

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 3324

Essentials of Math and Science

3

EDUC 3326

Social Studies for Elementary

Teachers

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4601

Clinical Teaching in the

Elementary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

Math Required Courses

 

3

Science Required Courses

 

28

BIOL 1472

General Biology II

4

BIOL 2471

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

122

BIOL 2472

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL 3474

Ecology

4

BIOL 2470

General Botany

4

BIOL 2473

Microbiology

4

BIOL 2473

Genetics

4

 

 

 

Total

 

121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4-8 Mathematics EMPHASIS DEGREE PLAN

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS



General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 
34

MATH Required Courses

 
28

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 3324

Essentials of Math and Science

3

EDUC 3326

Social Studies for Elementary

Teachers

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4601

Clinical Teaching in the

Elementary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

Mathematics Required Courses

 
28

MATH 1316

Trigonometry

3

MATH 1342

Applied Statistics

3

MATH 2330

Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics

3

MATH 2413

Calculus I and Analytical Geometry

3

MATH 2414

Calculus II and Analytical Geometry

3

MATH 3315

Linear Algebra

3

MATH 3325

Foundations of Mathematics

3

MATH 3365

Modern Geometry

3

MATH 4220

Special Problems

2

MATH 4220

Probability

3

 

 

 

Total

 

120

 

 

 

 

7-12 Mathematics EMPHASIS DEGREE PLAN

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS



General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 
34

MATH Required Courses

 
28

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 3324

Essentials of Math and Science

3

EDUC 3326

Social Studies for Elementary

Teachers

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4601

Clinical Teaching in the

Elementary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

Mathematics Required Courses

 
28

MATH 1316

Trigonometry

3

MATH 1342

Applied Statistics

3

MATH 2330

Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics

3

MATH 2413

Calculus I and Analytical Geometry

3

MATH 2414

Calculus II and Analytical Geometry

3

MATH 3315

Linear Algebra

3

MATH 3325

Foundations of Mathematics

3

MATH 3365

Modern Geometry

3

MATH 4220

Special Problems

3

 

 

 

Total

 

120

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EC-12 DEGREE PLAN

AREA, COURSE CODE, AND NUMBER

Course Name

CREDIT HOURS



General Core Requirements

See separate degree plan

44

Institutional Requirements

See separate degree plan

15

Education Required Courses

 
34

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Required Courses

 
28

EDUC 2301

Foundations of the Teaching Profession

3

EDUC 2323

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUC 2302

Understanding Diversity in

Education

3

EDUC 3311

Learning Theory and

Measurement

3

EDUC 3323

Educational Technology &Media

3

EDUC 3324

Essentials of Math and Science

3

EDUC 3326

Social Studies for Elementary

Teachers

3

EDUC 4303

Capstone for the Teaching

Profession I

3

EDUC 4313

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 4322

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDUC 4601

Clinical Teaching in the

Elementary School

6

 EDUC 4101

Student Teaching Seminar

1

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Required Courses

 
28

BIOL 2471

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

PHED 2381

Foundation and Principles of Physical Education

3

PHED 3313

PE in Elementary/Secondary Schools I

3

PHED 3316

Physiology of Exercise

3

PHED 3324

Movement Education

3

PHED 3325

Kinesiology

3

PHED 4311

Test and Measurement in Physical Education

3

PHED 4322

Principles of Adapted Physical Education

3

PHED 4329

Administration of Physical Education

3

 

 

 

Total

 

120