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Interdisciplinary Studies

The faculty and staff in the School of Education and Human Development (SoEHD) at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) would like to welcome you to our undergraduate programs. Students seeking the Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) degree may choose between UHV’s Early Childhood-through-sixth (EC-6) program and the four-through-eight (4-8) program. Upon completion of the BSIS degree students may achieve one of the following teaching certificates from the State of Texas:

Upon completing either the EC-6 Generalist or the 4-8 Generalist and taking the required additional courses, a student may also achieve one of the following teacher certifications from the State of Texas:

Please go to the School of Education and Human Development BSIS links (left) to get information about requirements for admission and retention to a SoEHD teacher certification program. Note that this application is different from admission the university. Also please visit links to get information on requirements that apply to all candidates for the BSIS degree for Early School Education.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us by phone, fax, e-mail or mail:

Deborah Westbrook, Certification Analyst

Ana Laura Pineda, Certification Analyst
Phone: 361.570.4264
Fax: 361.580.5566

 

Early Childhood Education EC-Grade 6 Generalist

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

1. Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelors degree as found in the section, UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY SCHOOL EDUCATION, in the catalog.

2. Lower Division: 
    o 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. 
    o 3 semester hours of mathematics as required by the university core requirements, selected from college algebra, finite, trigonometry, analytic geometry, or calculus 
    o 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech. 
    o 18 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 12 hours of TECA (Texas Early Childhood Articulation) courses.

3. Lower or Upper Division: 
    o 3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course.

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

For information on 2 + 2 transfer plans, click here.

Middle School Education Grade 4 - Grade 8 Generalist

Degree Requirements

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 the catalog.
  2. Lower Division:
    • 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.
    • 6 semester hours of mathematics are required in addition to the university core requirements. MATH 1350 and MATH 1351 should be taken
    • 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech.
    • 18 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 6 hours of TECA 1354 and EDUC 1301 courses.
       
  3. Lower or Upper Division:
    • 3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course.
       
  4. Upper Division:
    • ENGL 3430, Professional Writing
    • 12 semester hours of core distribution electives in the humanities and social sciences area.
    • 27 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations.
    • 24 hours of professional education including 9 semester hours of student teaching.

Special Education Teacher Certification

Undergraduate students interested in obtaining certification in Special Education must complete either the EC-6 Generalist Certification or the 4-8 Generalist Certification and take the following courses:

 

Course Rotation
SPED 3321 Exceptional Children:
An Introduction
Fall, Spring, Summer
SPED 3322 Exceptional Children:
Assessment and Programming
Summer
SPED 4323 Exceptional Children:
Modifications, Methods and Materials
Fall
SPED 4324 Exceptional Children:
Behavior Management
Spring
SPED 4305 Practicum in Special Education Fall, Spring
SPED 4304 Student Teaching:
Exceptional Children
Fall, Spring

 

* SPED 4304 Student Teaching: Exceptional Children will replace ESED 4304 Early School Student Teaching or MSED 4304 Middle School Student Teaching

English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification

A student interested in having a supplemental certificate in English as a Second language may teach students at the same grade levels and in the same content area as their initial certification. Students should complete either the EC-6 Generalist Certification or the 4-8 Generalist Certification and take the following courses for ESL Certification:

  • ENGL 3310 Introduction to the Study of language
  • LANG 4310 language and Reading
  • CUIN 4310 Teaching Diverse Populations
  • CUIN 4320 Teaching English as a Second language
  • CUIN 4303 Student Teaching in an English as a Second language
    (Replaces ESED 4303 Early School or MSED 4303 Middle School Student Teaching)

 

 

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