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BSIS 4th–8th Grade Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Subject 4th–8th 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

  • BIOL 1322 Nutrition and
  • BIOL 1409 Life on Earth or
    BIOL 1406 or
    BIOL 2406 The Living Planet
  • at least one natural science course must include a lab
  • biological, physical and earth sciences preferred

40 – Language, Philosophy and Culture – 3 semester hours

  • ENGL 2332 World Literature I 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 – 21-22 semester hours

  • CUIN 4320 Teaching English as a Second Language or
    ENGL 3430 Professional Writing
  • GEOL 2310 Earth and Space Science
  • HIST 2310 Texas History
  • CUIN 1310 The Art of Teaching
  • MATH 1350 Mathematics Fundamentals I
  • MATH 1351 Mathematics Fundamentals II
  • CUIN 3324 Effective Classroom Management and Student Assessment for Learning                     

Middle School Education Content – 33 semester hours

  • ANTH 3311 Anthropology of Diverse Populations
  • ENGL 3310 Introduction to the Study of Language
  • ENGL 3312 Grammar and Rhetoric
  • FEDU 4310 Human Learning and its Application to Education
  • INDS 3323 Child Development and Its Application To Learning
  • MATH 3312 Math Concepts I for Middle School Teachers
  • CUIN 3327 Educational Technology
  • LITY 3320 Foundations of Reading Theories and Assessment
  • LITY 3340 Using Literature with Adolescents
  • LITY 4362 Components of Effective Writing Instruction
  • SCIE 3320 Physical Science            

Professional Development – 24+ semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 - Instructional Design 
  • CUIN 4316 Effective Social Studies Instruction
  • MATH 4345 Math Concepts II for Middle School Teachers
  • CUIN 4317 Science Instruction Methods or
    CUIN 4357 Science for the Middle School
  • SPED 3321 Exceptional Children: An Introduction
  • MSED 4303 Middle School Education Student Teaching
  • MSED 4304 Middle School Education Student Teaching
  • Elective              

Total: 121 s.h.

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 4-8 #211
    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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