Interdisciplinary Studies, BS, English Language Arts/Social Studies, Middle Grades Certification

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education. Completion of this program leads to teaching certification in reading/language arts and social studies for grades 4-8 and English as a second language within the constraints of the Texas Education Agency.  Students interested in becoming a 4-8 grade reading/language arts and social studies teacher should contact a TLAC undergraduate advisor in Harrington Tower. 

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
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
GEOG 201
Introduction to Human Geography
or Geography of the Global Village
3
HIST 105 History of the United States 3
MATH 140
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
or Finite Mathematics
3
TEFB 273 Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
HIST 106 History of the United States 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Economic Geography  
Communication 3
Life and physical sciences 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Summer
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Life and physical sciences 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Second Year
Fall
INST 210 Understanding Special Populations 3
INST 222 Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 3
GEOG 300-499 3
Creative arts 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 1 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
EDCI 365 Using Technology Classrooms 3
EDCI 353 Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
RDNG 371 Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Literature for Middle Grades 3
STAT 303
Statistical Methods
or Educational Statistics
3
ENGL 300-499 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Summer
HIST 226 History of Texas 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
Fall
INST 362 English as a Second Language Methods I 3
RDNG 372 Reading and Writing across the Middle Grades Curriculum 3
RDNG 468 Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
MASC 351
Problem Solving in Mathematics
or Integrated Mathematics
3
HIST 300-499 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
EDCI 354 Early Childhood and Adolescent Curriculum and Lesson Design 3
INST 363 English as a Second Language Methods II 3
MASC 320
Inquiries in Physical Science
or Inquiries in Life and Earth Sciences
3
TEFB 371 Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
Select one of the following: 3
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MEFB 452 Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Grades 3
MEFB 450 Social Studies Methods in the Middle Grades 3
RDNG 470 Reading/Language Arts Methods in Middle Grades Education 3
RDNG 490 Assessment in Reading Instruction in Middle Grades 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
MEFB 497
Supervised Clinical Teaching
or Supervised Clinical Teaching
6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours123

Must make a grade of C or better in each course.