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BS 4th–8th Grade Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Education
Core Subject 4th–8th Grade Degree Plan

Core Curriculum Requirement

10- Communication – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20- Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Algebra or Equivalent

30 – Life and Physical Sciences – 7 semester hours

  • at least one natural science course must include a lab
  • biological, physical and earth sciences preferred

40 – Language, Philosophy and Culture – 3 semester hours

  • World Literature OR American Literature preferred

50 – Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS 1312
  • Arts, Drama or Music

60 – American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 – Government/Political Sciences– 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 – Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • GEOG 1300 Principles of Geography

90-Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  • SPCH 1315
  • COSC 1301

Major Requirements

Introduction to Teaching – 18 semester hours
*Must be taken before eligible to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program

  • EDUC 1301 – Intro to Teaching or Art of Teaching
  • INDS 2310 – Structure of the Social Scences
  • GEOL 2310 – Earth/Space Science
  • MATH 1350 – Fundamentals of Math I
  • MATH 1351 – Fundamentals of Math II
  • PSYC 2314 – Child Growth and Development

Upper Level Requirements – 15 semester hours
*May be taken at any time in program

  • ANTH 3311 - Anthropology of Diverse Populations
  • ENGL 3310 – Introduction to Study of Language
  • CUIN 4320 - Teaching ESL
  • SCIE 3320 - Physical Science
  • SPED 3321 - Exceptional Children: An Introduction

Teacher Education Program - Block One– 12 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 - Instructional Design
  • CUIN 3327 - Educational Technology
  • INDS 3323 - Child Development and its Application to Learning
  • LITY 3352 - Literacy Development for 21st Century Elementary Students

Teacher Education Program - Taken after Block One - 39 Semester hours

  • CUIN 3324 - Effective Classroom Mgmt and Student Assessment for Learning
  • CUIN 4316 - Effective Social Studies Instruction
  • CUIN 4317 - Science Instruction Methods
  • CUIN 4327 – Mathematics Methods for Middle School
  • FEDU 4310 - Human Learning and its Application to Education
  • LITY 3320 - Foundation of Literacy: Theories and Assessment
  • LITY 3340 – Using Literature with Adolescents
  • LITY 4362 - Components of Effective Writing Instruction
  • MATH 3312 – Math Concepts I for Middle School Teachers
  • MATH 4345 – Math Concepts II for Middle School Teachers
  • MSED 4303 – Middle School Student Teaching
  • MSED 4304 – Middle School Student Teaching
  • CUIN 4307 – Middle School Education Professional Seminar

Total: 121 s.h.

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. State & UHV programmatic regulations may supersede this document.
  6. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  7. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  8. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 54 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
  9. State TExES exams required for certification:
    PPR EC-12 #160
    Core Subject 4-8 #211
    Beginning September 1, 2018, Texas Educator Certification Examination Program will transition to a new vendor. Find more information at Educator Testing Transition.

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