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2012-2013 Catalog

School of Education & Human Development

Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.I.S.)



The mission of the B.S.I.S. undergraduate program is to prepare exemplary educators who possess and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, strategies, and dispositions necessary to develop learners in our culturally diverse society.

Degree Requirements

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree for Elementary Education:

1.  Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the section, UNIVERSITY  DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, in this catalog.

2.  Lower Division: 
        1. A combined total of 7 semester hours in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics; a
            combination is preferred), one of which must have a lab.
        2. 3 semester hours of mathematics as required by the university core requirements, selected from college
            algebra, finite, trigonometry, analytic geometry, or calculus
        3. 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech. 
        4. 15 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 12 hours of TECA (Texas
            Early Childhood Articulation) courses.

3.  Lower or Upper Division: 
        3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course.  Must be within the last 5 years.

4.  Upper Division: 
        a. ENGL 3430, Professional Writing 
        b. 12 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences area. 
        c. 27 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations. 
        d. 24 hours of professional education including 9 semester hours of student teaching.

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree for Middle School Education:

1.  Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the section, UNIVERSITY  DEGREE 
REQUIREMENTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION, in this catalog.

2.  Lower Division:
        a. A combined total of 7 semester hours in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics; a
            combination is preferred), one of which must have a lab.
        b. 6 semester hours of mathematics are required in addition to university core requirements.  MATH 1350
            and MATH 1351 should be taken.
        c. 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech. 
        d. 15 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 6 semester hours in
            TECA 1354 and EDUC 1301.

3.  Lower or Upper Division: 
        a. 3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course.  Must be within the last 5 years.

4.  Upper Division: 
        a. ENGL 3430, Professional Writing 
        b. 12 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences area. 
        c. 27 hours in the academic concentrations and specializations.
        d. 24 hours of professional education including 9 semester hours of student teaching.

These requirements are summarized in the following tables.