Interdisciplinary Studies, BS, Math/Science, 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
BIOL 111
Introductory Biology I
or Essentials in Biology
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
or Composition and Rhetoric
HIST 105
History of the United States
or History of the United States
MATH 141
Finite Mathematics
or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II
TEFB 273 Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ANTH 205 Peoples and Cultures of the World 3
BIOL 107 Zoology 4
ENGL 203
Writing about Literature
or Technical and Business Writing
HIST 226
History of Texas
or Texas as Border Region
MATH 131
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus
or Business Calculus
 Semester Credit Hours16
PHYS 205 Concepts of Physics 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Second Year
Select one of the following: 4
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
Principles of Geology  
MASC 351 Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
MATH 365 Structure of Mathematics I 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Select one of the following: 4
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
Molecular Science for Citizens
and Molecular Science for Citizens Laboratory
INST 210 Understanding Special Populations 3
INST 222 Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
MASC 371 Inquiries in Life and Earth Sciences 3
MATH 366 Structure of Mathematics II 3
STAT 303 Statistical Methods 3
 Semester Credit Hours19
MATH 367 Basic Concepts of Geometry 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
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
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
RDNG 468 Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
MASC 475 Inquiries in Physical Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDCI 354 Early Childhood and Adolescent Curriculum and Lesson Design 3
INST 363 English as a Second Language Methods II 3
MASC 450 Integrated Mathematics 3
RDNG 371 Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Literature for Middle Grades 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 460 Math Methods in Middle Grades 3
MEFB 470 Science Methods in Middle Grades 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 Hours126