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.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
GEOG 201 or GEOG 202Introduction to Human Geography or Geography of the Global Village 3
HIST 105History of the United States 3
MATH 141 or MATH 166Finite Mathematics or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II 3
TEFB 273Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
ECON 202 or ECON 203Principles of Economics or Principles of Economics 3
ENGL 203 or ENGL 210Writing about Literature or Technical and Business Writing 3
HIST 106History of the United States 3
MATH 131 or MATH 142Mathematical Concepts—Calculus or Business Calculus 3
Creative arts 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 111 or BIOL 113Introductory Biology I or Essentials in Biology 4
POLS 206American National Government 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours7
Second Year
ENGL 227 or ENGL 228American Literature: The Beginnings to Civil War or American Literature: Civil War to Present 3
Select one of the following: 4
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
Principles of Geology  
HIST 226 or HIST 416History of Texas or Texas as Border Region 3
INST 210Understanding Special Populations 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Select one of the following: 3
The American Renaissance  
Life and Literature of the Southwest  
Latino/a Literature  
GEOG 301Geography of the United States 3
INST 222Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
MASC 351Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
RDNG 371Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Literature for Middle Grades 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
EPSY 435 or STAT 303Educational Statistics or Statistical Methods 3
HIST 352/ASIA 352Modern East Asia 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
EDCI 365Using Technology Classrooms 3
EDCI 353Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
INST 362English as a Second Language Methods I 3
POLS 314Interest Groups 3
RDNG 372Reading and Writing across the Middle Grades Curriculum 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 354Early Childhood and Adolescent Curriculum and Lesson Design 3
INST 363English as a Second Language Methods II 3
RDNG 468Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
RDNG 472Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Grade Classrooms 3
TEFB 371Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
MEFB 452Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Grades 3
MEFB 450Social Studies Methods in the Middle Grades 3
RDNG 470Reading/Language Arts Methods in Middle Grades Education 3
RDNG 490Assessment in Reading Instruction in Middle Grades 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
MEFB 497Supervised Clinical Teaching 6
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 123

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.