Interdisciplinary Studies - BS, Bilingual Education EC-6

The Department of Educational Psychology offers an undergraduate degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies that includes certification in bilingual education and general elementary education, grades EC through 6. This program prepares teachers to instruct students who are served in bilingual classes at the elementary level. Students interested in certification in bilingual education should contact the EPSY undergraduate advisor in Heaton Hall.

The following curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with certification in Bilingual Education, EC-6. Students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to registration each semester.

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 168 Finite Mathematics 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Creative arts elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 203
Writing about Literature
or Technical and Business Writing
HIST 226 History of Texas 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Life and physical sciences elective 4
Select one of the following:
Introductory Biology I  
Essentials in Biology  
 Semester Credit Hours16
MATH 365 Structure of Mathematics I 3
SPAN 311
Hispanic Culture and Civilization to the 18th Century
or Hispanic Culture and Civilization: 18th Century to Present
 Semester Credit Hours6
Second Year
GEOG 202
Geography of the Global Village
or Geography of the United States
INST 210 Understanding Special Populations 3
SPAN 302 Advanced Grammar 3
TEFB 273 Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
Life and physical sciences elective 4
Select one of the following:
Molecular Science for Citizens
and Molecular Science for Citizens Laboratory
Fundamentals of Chemistry I  
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Lab
College Physics  
College Physics  
Principles of Geology  
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDCI 364 Creativity and the Young Child 3
EDCI 353 Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
EPFB 210 Family Involvement and Empowerment 3
EPSY 320
Child Development
or Adolescent Development
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
SPAN 303 Spanish Composition 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EPSY 485 Directed Studies 1
MATH 366 Structure of Mathematics II 3
 Semester Credit Hours4
Third Year
BEFB 472 Bilingual and Dual Language Methodologies 3
BEFB 474 Biliteracy for Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms 3
SPAN 320 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
RDNG 373 Teaching Reading Through Children's Literature 3
TEFB 371 Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BEFB 470 Bilingual Assessment and Monitoring 3
BEFB 476 Content Area Instruction for Bilingual Programs 3
RDNG 351 Reading in the Elementary School 3
RDNG 473 Assessment in Reading Instruction 3
SPAN elective 3
Select one of the following:
Spanish Literature to 1700  
Spanish Literature from 1700 to 1936  
Spanish-American Literature from 1492 to 1821  
Spanish-American Literature from 1821 to 1935  
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology  
Hispanic Film  
Contemporary Hispanic Society and Culture  
Hispanic Culture through Art  
Spanish Language Poetry  
Contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American Literature  
 Semester Credit Hours15
EPSY 435
Educational Statistics
or Statistical Methods
 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
BEFB 425 Student Teaching in Hispanic Bilingual Education 3
BEFB 426 Effective Instruction of Hispanic Students of Diverse Abilities 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours124