Interdisciplinary Studies - BS, Bilingual Education EC-6

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an undergraduate degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies that includes certification in bilingual education and general elementary education, grades EC through 6. This program prepares teachers to instruct students who are served in bilingual classes at the elementary level. Students interested in certification in bilingual education should contact the EPSY undergraduate advisor in Heaton Hall.

The following curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with certification in Bilingual Education, EC-6. Students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to registration each semester.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105 or HIST 106History of the United States or History of the United States 3
MATH 141 or MATH 166Finite Mathematics or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II 3
POLS 206American National Government 3
Creative arts elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 203 or ENGL 210Writing about Literature or Technical and Business Writing 3
HIST 226History of Texas 3
MATH 131 or MATH 142Mathematical Concepts—Calculus or Business Calculus 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
Life and physical sciences elective 4
Select one of the following:
Introductory Biology I  
Essentials in Biology  
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
MATH 365Structure of Mathematics I 3
SPAN 311 or SPAN 312Hispanic Culture and Civilization to the 18th Century or Hispanic Culture and Civilization: 18th Century to Present 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
Second Year
GEOG 202 or GEOG 301Geography of the Global Village or Geography of the United States 3
INST 210Understanding Special Populations 3
SPAN 302Advanced Grammar 3
TEFB 273Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
Life and physical sciences elective 4
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
Molecular Science for Citizens
and Molecular Science for Citizens Laboratory
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
College Physics  
College Physics  
Principles of Geology  
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
EDCI 364Creativity and the Young Child 3
EDCI 353Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
EPFB 210Family Involvement and Empowerment 3
EPSY 320 or EPSY 321Child Development or Adolescent Development 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
SPAN 303Composition and Conversation 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
EPSY 485Directed Studies 1
MATH 366Structure of Mathematics II 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours4
Third Year
BEFB 472Bilingual and Dual Language Methodologies 3
BEFB 474Biliteracy for Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms 3
RDNG 461Teaching Reading Through Children's Literature 3
SPAN 320Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
TEFB 371Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
BEFB 470Bilingual Assessment and Monitoring 3
BEFB 476Content Area Instruction for Bilingual Programs 3
RDNG 351Reading in the Elementary School 3
RDNG 361Assessment in Reading Instruction 3
SPAN elective 3
Select one of the following:
Spanish Literature to 1700  
Spanish Literature from 1700 to 1936  
Spanish-American Literature from 1492 to 1821  
Spanish-American Literature from 1821 to 1935  
Hispanic Film  
Contemporary Hispanic Society and Culture  
Hispanic Culture through Art  
Spanish Language Poetry  
Contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American Literature  
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
EPSY 435 or STAT 303Educational Statistics or Statistical Methods 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
RDNG 467Reading and the Language Arts 3
TEFB 410Social Studies and the Humanities in the Elementary School 3
TEFB 412Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
TEFB 413Science in the Elementary School 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
BEFB 425Student Teaching in Hispanic Bilingual Education 3
BEFB 426Effective Instruction of Hispanic Students of Diverse Abilities 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 124