Interdisciplinary Studies, BS, Math/Science, 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 math and science 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 math and science 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
HIST 105
History of the United States
or 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
Life and physical sciences 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
HIST 226 History of Texas 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
Communication 3
Creative arts 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
MASC 351 Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
MATH 365 Structure of Mathematics I 3
Life and physical sciences 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MASC 420 Inquiries in Life and Earth Sciences 3
MATH 366 Structure of Mathematics II 3
RDNG 468 Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
STAT 303
Statistical Methods
or Educational Statistics
3
Life and physical sciences 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Summer
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
Fall
EDCI 365 Using Technology Classrooms 3
EDCI 353 Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
INST 362 English as a Second Language Methods I 3
MASC 450 Integrated Mathematics 3
MATH 367 Basic Concepts of Geometry 3
Life and physical sciences 1 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
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 3
RDNG 372
Reading and Writing across the Middle Grades Curriculum
or Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Literature for Middle Grades
3
TEFB 371 Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
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
Spring
MEFB 497
Supervised Clinical Teaching
or Supervised Clinical Teaching
6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours126

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