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.

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
TEFB 273Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 203Writing about Literature 3
GEOG 202Geography of the Global Village 3
HIST 226History of Texas 3
MATH 131 or MATH 142Mathematical Concepts—Calculus or Business Calculus 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 111 or BIOL 113Introductory Biology I or Essentials in Biology 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours4
Second Year
MASC 351Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
MATH 365Structure of Mathematics I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
Principles of Geology  
INST 210Understanding Special Populations 3
Creative arts elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
INST 222Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
MASC 371Inquiries in Life and Earth Sciences 3
MATH 366Structure of Mathematics II 3
RDNG 351Reading in the Elementary School 3
RDNG 361Assessment in Reading Instruction 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
EPSY 435 or STAT 303Educational Statistics or Statistical Methods 3
GEOG 201Introduction to Human Geography 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
INST 362English as a Second Language Methods I 3
RDNG 461Teaching Reading Through Children's Literature 3
EDCI 365Using Technology Classrooms 3
EDCI 353Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
HIST 319U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 354Early Childhood and Adolescent Curriculum and Lesson Design 3
INST 363English as a Second Language Methods II 3
MASC 475Inquiries in Physical Science 3
RDNG 468Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
TEFB 371Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
HIST 361Technology and Engineering in Western Civilization, 1400-Present 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
TEFB 426Supervised Clinical Teaching 6
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 123