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BSIS Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Subject Early Childhood–6th Grade Degree Plan

Core Curriculum Requirement

10- Communication – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20- Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Algebra or Equivalent

30 – Life and Physical Sciences – 7 semester hours

  • at least one natural science course must include a lab
  • biological, physical and earth sciences preferred

40 – Language, Philosophy and Culture – 3 semester hours

  • World Literature OR American Literature preferred

50 – Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS 1312

60 – American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 – Government/Political Sciences– 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 – Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • GEOG 1300 Principles of Geography

90-Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  • SPCH 1315
  • COSC 1301

Major Requirements

Introduction to Teaching – 15 semester hours

  • INDS 2310 - Structure of the Social Sciences                      
  • HIST 2310 - Texas History                
  • CUIN 1310 - The Art of Teaching 
  • CUIN 1318 - The Well Child           
  • SCIE 2310 - Earth and Space Science

Teacher Education Program – 39 semester hours

  • ANTH 3311 - Anthropology of Diverse Populations
  • CUIN 3324 - Effective Classroom Mgmt and Student Assessment for Learning
  • FEDU 4310 - Human Learning and its Application to Education
  • CUIN 4320 or ENGL 3430 - Teaching ESL or Professional Writing
  • INDS 3323 - Child Development and its Application to Learning
  • MATH 3318 - Concepts in Math I
  • MATH 3320 - Concepts in Math II
  • LITY 3320 - Foundation of Literacy: Theories and Assessment
  • LITY 3352 - Literacy Development for 21st Century Elementary Students
  • LITY 4362 - Components of Effective Writing Instruction
  • LITY 4365 - Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
  • SCIE 3320 - Physical Science
  • SPED 3321 - Exceptional Children: An Introduction                               

Teacher Education Continued – 24 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 - Instructional Design
  • CUIN 4316 - Effective Social Studies Instruction
  • ESED 4312 - Social / Emotional Development and the Fine Arts
  • CUIN 4317 - Science Instruction Methods
  • CUIN 4324 - Teaching Mathematics Methods
  • CUIN 3327 - Educational Technology
  • ESED 4303 - Early School Education Student Teaching
  • ESED 4304 - Early School Education Student Teaching              

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. State & UHV programmatic regulations may supersede this document.
  6. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  7. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  8. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 54 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
  9. State TExES exams required for certification:
    PPR EC-12 #160
    Core Subject EC-6 #291
    Beginning September 1, 2018, Texas Educator Certification Examination Program will transition to a new vendor. Find more information at Educator Testing Transition.

 

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