Interdisciplinary Studies, BS, English Language Arts/Social Studies, Middle Grades Certification

Programs in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture are based upon new State of Texas standards. You must consult with an advisor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (Heaton Hall) prior to enrolling in coursework each semester or term.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
or Composition and Rhetoric
GEOG 201
Introduction to Human Geography
or Geography of the Global Village
HIST 105 History of the United States 3
MATH 141
Finite Mathematics
or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II
TEFB 273 Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
ENGL 203
Writing about Literature
or Technical and Business Writing
HIST 106 History of the United States 3
MATH 131
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus
or Business Calculus
Creative arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 111
Introductory Biology I
or Essentials in Biology
POLS 206 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Second Year
ENGL 227
American Literature: The Beginnings to Civil War
or American Literature: Civil War to Present
Select one of the following: 4
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
Principles of Geology  
HIST 226
History of Texas
or Texas as Border Region
INST 210 Understanding Special Populations 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Select one of the following: 3
The American Renaissance  
Life and Literature of the Southwest  
Latino/a Literature  
GEOG 301 Geography of the United States 3
INST 222 Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
MASC 351 Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
RDNG 371 Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Literature for Middle Grades 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EPSY 435
Educational Statistics
or Statistical Methods
HIST 352/ASIA 352 Modern East Asia 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
EDCI 365 Using Technology Classrooms 3
EDCI 353 Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
INST 362 English as a Second Language Methods I 3
POLS 314 Interest Groups 3
RDNG 372 Reading and Writing across the Middle Grades Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 354 Early Childhood and Adolescent Curriculum and Lesson Design 3
INST 363 English as a Second Language Methods II 3
RDNG 468 Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
RDNG 472 Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Grade Classrooms 3
TEFB 371 Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
MEFB 452 Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Grades 3
MEFB 450 Social Studies Methods in the Middle Grades 3
RDNG 470 Reading/Language Arts Methods in Middle Grades Education 3
RDNG 490 Assessment in Reading Instruction in Middle Grades 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
MEFB 497 Supervised Clinical Teaching 6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours123

American history elective to be chosen from HIST 352, HIST 355, HIST 356, HIST 359, HIST 361, HIST 362, HIST 363, HIST 374, HIST 412, HIST 421, HIST 455, HIST 456, HIST 460, HIST 461, HIST 473.

Government/political science elective must be satisfied by 3 hours chosen from POLS 314, POLS 315, POLS 316, POLS 317 or POLS 319, and 3 hours chosen from POLS 229, POLS 231, POLS 347, POLS 369 or POLS 415.