Interdisciplinary Studies - BS, Pre-K-6, Generalist 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 grades PreK-6 general education and English as a second language within the constraints of the Texas Education Agency.  Students interested in becoming a PreK-6 grade 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. 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
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
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
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
RDNG 351 Reading in the Elementary School 3
RDNG 373 Teaching Reading Through Children's Literature 3
Life and physical sciences 1 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
EDCI 353 Early Childhood through Adolescent Education 3
EDCI 365 Using Technology Classrooms 3
MASC 420 Inquiries in Life and Earth Sciences 3
MATH 365 Structure of Mathematics I 3
RDNG 473 Assessment in Reading Instruction 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Summer
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Economics  
Principles of Economics  
Introduction to Human Geography  
Economic Geography  
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
Fall
INST 362 English as a Second Language Methods I 3
MASC 320 Inquiries in Physical Science 3
MATH 366 Structure of Mathematics II 3
RDNG 468 Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners 3
HIST 300-499 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
EDCI 354 Early Childhood and Adolescent Curriculum and Lesson Design 3
EPSY 435 Educational Statistics 3
INST 363 English as a Second Language Methods II 3
TEFB 371 Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments 3
HIST 300-499 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
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
Spring
TEFB 426
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