The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development offers two pathways for students seeking a degree in the field of education: one leading to Texas teacher certification and another for students who aim to prepare for a career in various areas such as after school programs, nonprofit work, early childhood intervention, and community outreach.

Texas Teacher Certification Pathway

The BA in Applied Learning and Development degree concentrations that lead to certification require that students complete:

  1. the University Core Curriculum,
  2. content and pre-service coursework,
  3. Educator Preparation Program designated coursework, and
  4. Student Teaching.

Students seeking this pathway will apply to the Educator Preparation Program prior to reaching the EPP designated coursework. For information about admission, fees, and EPP program requirements, visit the Center for Student Success website at utep.edu/education/css/.

Concentrations Leading to Texas Teacher Certification

Students enrolled in the BA will choose from three certification levels: Elementary Education (EC-6), Middle Grades Education (4-8), and All-Level Special Education (EC-12).

There are three specializations within Early Childhood through Grade 6 Education (EC-6):

  1. Elementary Education: Generalist
  2. Elementary Education: Bilingual Education Generalist
  3. Elementary Education: Bilingual Education Generalist (Head Start)

There are six specializations within the Middle Grades Education (4-8) program:

  1. Middle Grades Education: Generalist
  2. Middle Grades Education: Bilingual Education Generalist
  3. Middle Grades Education: English Language Arts-Reading
  4. Middle Grades Education: English Language Arts-Reading and Social Studies
  5. Middle Grades Education: Mathematics
  6. Middle Grades Education: Mathematics and Science

There is one All-Level (EC-12) Special Education specialization:

  1. All-Level Special Education

Background Check Requirement

As part of the Educator Preparation Program (EPP), candidates are required to pass background checks to be eligible to complete field-based experiences and clinical teaching (student teaching) as well as apply for their standard teaching certificate:

Pursuant to the Texas Education Code TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to student teaching; pursuant to the TEC, §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator. A candidate may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate on completion of the EPP if an individual has been convicted of an offense.

A person who is enrolled or planning to enroll in an educator preparation program or planning to take a certification examination may request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter regarding the person's potential ineligibility for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.

Effective August 1, 2015, MorphoTrust, the Texas Department of Public Safety fingerprinting vendor, can no longer utilize P-numbers in place of social security numbers for completion of the fingerprinting process. As a result, candidates attempting to be fingerprinted using a non-valid 9-digit social security number will not be allowed to complete the fingerprinting process, which is required for the background check necessary for teacher certification in Texas.

Non-certification Pathway

Education and Community Studies Concentration

The Education and Community Studies concentration does not lead to Texas teacher certification. This concentration requires that students complete:

  1. the University Core Curriculum,
  2. mathematics, science, and educational studies coursework,
  3. 45 SCH of open electives, and
  4. a senior project.

Some of the courses in this concentration require a field-based experience component, which may include participating in area school district activities. School districts require participants to pass background checks prior to being allowed on-campus for such activities. Students seeking this concentration should meet with a Center for Student Success (CSS) program advisor to further discuss background check requirements and identify a course-of-study that will help them prepare for their desired career path.

Additional information:

For more information, schedule an appointment with a CSS program advisor:

Center for Student Success

Room 412

College of Education

(915) 747-5571

Email: coecss@utep.edu

Website: utep.edu/education/css/

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in PK-12 Special Education 

Required Credits: 120

Pathway to Success
- Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
- Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
- Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
GEOL 1112
GEOL 1212
Laboratory for Geology 1212
and Principles of Earth Science
3
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
HIST 2302World History Since 1500 (C)3
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG 1310 Cultural Geography (C)
or SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
or MATH 3308 Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I
Select one from the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
Pathways for Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Required Courses:
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
SPED 3327Tching Students w/Mild Disably3
SPED 3340Stud't/Sever & Prof'd Disabil3
SPED 3345Lang Read for Special Learners3
SPED 4330Diagnosis and Placement3
SPED 4340Trans ED for Learners/Sp Needs3
SPED 4365Organization & Mgmt/Special ED3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
ELED 4309Social Studies Ed in Elem Sch3
or MSED 4309 Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
or RED 4341 Literacy Assessment & Teaching
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
BED 4345Biliteracy Development3
or ECED 4335 Lang & Lit in the Early Years
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
ELED 4310Teaching Math in Elem Schools3
or MSED 4310 Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr
ELED/MSED 4311Teaching Sci in Element Schls3
SPED 4691Student Teaching in Spec Ed6
Total Hours 120

 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in EC-6 Bilingual Generalist

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
- Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
- Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab (C)1
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)1
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
HIST 2302World History Since 1500 (C)3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG/SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography (C)
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Required Courses:
EDU 1301Language, Culture & Education3
or EDU 1325/1342/2301 Schools and Society
RED 2430Fndtns of Literacy & Learning4
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ECED 3209Arts for Elementary Teacher2
HSCI 4101Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab1
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
BED 4309Biling Soc Stud Ed/Prim Grades3
BED 3344Parent & Community Adv in BED3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
BED 4345Biliteracy Development3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
BED 4338Lang Art Mthd- Dual Lang Setg3
BED 4310Teaching Math/Dual Lang Clsrm3
BED 4311Teaching Sci/Dual Lang Clsrm3
BED 4690Student Teaching in Biling Ed6
Total Hours 120

Bach. of Arts in Applied Learning and Development  with a Concentration in EC-6 Bilingual Gen. Headstart

Required Credits: 120

University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
ARTS 3320Whole Arts3
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab (C)1
BIOL 1303Introductory Biology (C)3
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)1
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
(EC-6) Applied Learning and Development Major
Required Courses:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
HSCI 2303Wellness Dynamics3
HSCI 4101Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab1
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
(EC-6) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 3344Parent & Community Adv in BED3
BED 4309Biling Soc Stud Ed/Prim Grades3
BED 4310Teaching Math/Dual Lang Clsrm3
BED 4311Teaching Sci/Dual Lang Clsrm3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4345Biliteracy Development3
BED 4393Intern Dual Language Educ I3
BED 4394Intern Dual Language Educ II3
ECED 2330Intro/Early Childhood Educ3
ECED 3209Arts for Elementary Teacher2
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
ECED 4353Play Develop in Early Child3
or ECED 4359 Child Thinking In Early Yrs
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in EC-6 Generalist

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
- Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
- Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab (C)1
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)1
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
HIST 2302World History Since 1500 (C)3
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG/SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography (C)
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Select one of the following:
EDU 1301Language, Culture & Education3
EDU 1325Schools and Society3
EDU 1342Action Research in Classrooms3
EDU 2301Service-learning & Diversity3
Required Courses:
RED 2430Fndtns of Literacy & Learning4
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ECED 3209Arts for Elementary Teacher2
HSCI 4101Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab1
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
ELED 4309Social Studies Ed in Elem Sch3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
ECED 4335Lang & Lit in the Early Years3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
RED 4338Literacy & Lang Arts Methods3
ELED 4310Teaching Math in Elem Schools3
ELED 4311Teaching Sci in Element Schls3
ELED 4690Student Teaching in EC-66
Total Hours 120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development  with a Concentration in 4-8 Bilingual Ed Generalist

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
-Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
- Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)1
GEOL 1314Intro to Historical Geol (C)3
HIST 2301World History to 1500 (C)3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
-Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 3309Proportn & Algebrc Reasong II3
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
-Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Required Courses:
BED 3344Parent & Community Adv in BED3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
-Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
-The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
BED 4341Biliteracy in the Mid Grades3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in 4-8 English Language, Reading, and Social Studies

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
-Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
-Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
3
HIST 2301World History to 1500 (C)3
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG/SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography (C)
HIST 2302World History Since 1500 (C)3
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Upper-division History:
Select three hours of upper-division History3
Required Courses:
ENGL 3351The Dynamics of Language3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
ENGL 3353Reading/Responding/Literature3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
Select three hours of upper-division History3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3352Reading and Writing Nonfiction3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
Total Hours120

 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in 4-8 Generalist

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
-Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
-Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
College Designated Core
Required Courses:
MATH 1411Calculus I4
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
3
HIST 2302World History Since 1500 (C)3
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
Required Courses:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 3309Proportn & Algebrc Reasong II3
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
ESCI 1301Intro to Environmental Sci (C)3
or ASTR 1307 Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
Total Hours 120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in 4-8 Math

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
-Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
-Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
3
MATH 1508Precalculus (C)5
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 2325Intro. to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
MATH 3303Fundmtl Numb Thry Adv Stndpt3
MATH 3304Fundamentals/Geometry Standpt3
MATH 4302Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-83
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
MATH 3300History of Mathematics3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
MTED 3330Integ & Alter Rep of Math Prin3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in 4-8 Math and Science

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
- Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
- Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab (C)1
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
GEOL 1314Intro to Historical Geol (C)3
BIOL 1104Human Biology Laboratory (C)1
BIOL 1304Human Biology (C)3
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
ESCI 1301Intro to Environmental Sci (C)3
or ASTR 1307 Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Select one of the following:3
MATH 3300History of Mathematics3
or MATH 3303 Fundmtl Numb Thry Adv Stndpt
or MATH 3304 Fundamentals/Geometry Standpt
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 4302Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-83
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
SIED 3330Integ & Alt Rep Basic Science3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
MTED 3330Integ & Alter Rep of Math Prin3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in 4-8 Eng Lang Arts and Reading

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the THEA or TSI within the first two semesters.
- Plan on taking at least 15 SCH in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 to 6 SCH during Summer terms.
- Aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher; maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses required a grade of C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
3
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
ENGL 2311English Literature (C)3
or ENGL 2312 English Literature (C)
or ENGL 2313 Intro to American Fiction (C)
or ENGL 2314 Intro to American Drama (C)
or ENGL 2318 Intro to American Poetry (C)
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
ENGL 3300Intro. to Literary Studies3
or ENGL 3365 Adv Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 3303Grammar and Writing3
Pathways to Success
- Apply to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) one full semester before you plan to enroll in EPP Coursework. Check the Center for Student Success (CSS) website for admission requirements.
- Observation logs and reflection forms are to be submitted to the CSS for EPP courses with a Field-Based Experience component.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3351The Dynamics of Language3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
ENGL 3352Reading and Writing Nonfiction3
ENGL 3353Reading/Responding/Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
Pathways to Success
- To ensure that the State Content and PPR exams are passed prior Student Teaching application deadlines, they should be completed promptly after admission to the EPP.
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the planned Student Teaching semester.
- The final semester should be reserved for only Student Teaching.
Post-EPP Admission Coursework
Required Courses:
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4338Literacy & Lang Arts Methods3
RED 4355Digital and Multimodal Literac3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
Total Hours 120

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Learning and Development with a Concentration in Education and Community Studies

Required Credits: 120

University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG 1310 Cultural Geography (C)
or SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab (C)1
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
COMM 1301Public Speaking (C)3
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)1
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
HIST 2301
HIST 2302
World History to 1500 (C)
and World History Since 1500 (C)
6
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Pathways to Success
- If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree, ask your advisor about the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction Fast-Track Program. This program will allow you to enroll in two master’s level courses that can count towards both the BIS and the MEd.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Education and Community Studies
Required Courses:
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4330Literacy Ed. & Youth Justice3
Education Electives
Under the guidance of their Program Advisor, students select 45 semester credit hours (SCH) from education coursework or other disciplines to complement their future career and academic goals. 45
Senior Project
SPED 4360Sr Proj: Pedagogy & Community3
or TED 4360 Sr Proj: Pedagogy & Community
Total Hours120

University Core Curriculum 

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6