Interdisciplinary Studies - BS, Pre-K-6, Generalist Certification

Programs in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture are based upon new State of Texas standards. Students should check with the advisors in the appropriate departments to receive the most current programs, policies and procedures.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
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
POLS 206 American National Government 3
TEFB 273 Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 203 Writing about Literature 3
GEOG 202 Geography of the Global Village 3
HIST 226 History of Texas 3
MATH 131
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus
or Business Calculus
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 111
Introductory Biology I
or Essentials in Biology
 Semester Credit Hours4
Second Year
MASC 351 Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
MATH 365 Structure of Mathematics I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
Principles of Geology  
INST 210 Understanding Special Populations 3
Creative arts elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
INST 222 Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
MASC 371 Inquiries in Life and Earth Sciences 3
MATH 366 Structure of Mathematics II 3
RDNG 351 Reading in the Elementary School 3
RDNG 361 Assessment in Reading Instruction 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EPSY 435
Educational Statistics
or Statistical Methods
GEOG 201 Introduction to Human Geography 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
INST 362 English as a Second Language Methods I 3
RDNG 461 Teaching Reading Through Children's Literature 3
EDCI 365 Using Technology Classrooms 3
EDCI 353 Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
HIST 319 U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity 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
MASC 475 Inquiries in Physical Science 3
RDNG 468 Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
TEFB 371 Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
HIST 361 Technology and Engineering in Western Civilization, 1400-Present 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
RDNG 467 Reading and the Language Arts 3
TEFB 410 Social Studies and the Humanities in the Elementary School 3
TEFB 412 Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
TEFB 413 Science in the Elementary School 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
TEFB 426 Supervised Clinical Teaching 6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours123