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Students who wish to become Early Childhood, Middles Grades, or All-Levels Generic Special Education teachers and receive an initial Texas teacher certification complete the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) offered in the College of Education.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

The BIS degree requires that all students complete:

  1. A General Education Core,
  2. an Interdisciplinary Major, and
  3. a Professional Education Studies component. Students enrolled in the BIS will choose from three certification levels: Elementary Education (EC-6), Middle Grades Education (4-8), and All-Levels Special Education EC-12.

Concentrations

There are four specializations within the Early Childhood Grades Education (EC-6) program:

  1. Elementary Education: Generalist
  2. Elementary Education: Bilingual Education Generalist
  3. Elementary Education: Bilingual Education Generalist (Head Start)
  4. Elementary Education: Pedagogy and Community Studies

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 and Social Studies
  4. Middle Grades Education: Mathematics and Science
  5. Middle Grades Education: English Language Arts-Reading
  6. Middle Grades Education: Mathematics

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

  1. All-Levels Generic Special Education

Additional information:

For more information please consult the College of Education Center for Student Success (CSS), Room 412 in the College of Education Building, 915.747.5571.

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in PK-12 Special Education 

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
Required Courses:
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
GEOL 1211Principles of Earth Sciences1-2
or GEOL 1111 Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
GEOL 1112Laboratory for Geology 12121
or GEOL 1212 Principles of Earth Science
EC-12 Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
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
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
or ENGL 3306 Young Adult Literature
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
or MATH 3308 Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I
Select one course from the following:3
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
La Chicana
Chicano Studies: Societal Issu
Cultural Diversity & Youth: US
EC-12 Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
SPED 4365Organization & Mgmt/Special ED3
SPED 4691Student Teaching in Spec Ed6
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
or RED 4341 Literacy Assessment & Teaching
Select a course from each of the following groups:
Social Studies Ed in Elem Sch
Teaching Math in Elem Schools
Teaching Sci in Element Schls
Biliteracy Development
and Lang & Lit in the Early Years
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in EC-6 Bilingual Generalist

Required Credits: 120

Education Minor
This concentration requires the Elementary Education minor.
Student Teaching Requirement
Before registering for any Student Teaching course, students must provide evidence of successful completion of all applicable TExES certification exams.
GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
Required Courses:
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
(EC-6 BED) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
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
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
Select one of the following Education Electives:3
EDU 1301Language, Culture & Education3
EDU 1325Schools and Society3
EDU 1342Action Research in Classrooms3
EDU 2301Service-learning & Diversity3
(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 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
BED 4345Biliteracy Development3
BED 4690Student Teaching in Biling Ed6
ECED 3209Arts for Elementary Teacher2
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
RED 2430Fndtns of Literacy & Learning4
RED 4338Literacy & Lang Arts Methods3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
Total Hours120

Bach. of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in EC-6 Bilingual Gen. Headstart

Required Credits: 120

Education Minor Required
This concentration requires the Elementary Education minor.
GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
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) Interdisciplinary 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 Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in EC-6 Generalist

Required Credits: 120

Education Minor Required
This concentration requires the Elementary Education minor.
Student Teaching Requirement
Before registering for any Student Teaching course, students must provide evidence of successful completion of all applicable TExES certification exams.
GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
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
(Elem Ed) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
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
Select one of the following:3
EDU 1301Language, Culture & Education3
EDU 1325Schools and Society3
EDU 1342Action Research in Classrooms3
EDU 2301Service-learning & Diversity3
(Elem Ed) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
ECED 3209Arts for Elementary Teacher2
ECED 4335Lang & Lit in the Early Years3
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
ELED 4309Social Studies Ed in Elem Sch3
ELED 4310Teaching Math in Elem Schools3
ELED 4311Teaching Sci in Element Schls3
ELED 4690Student Teaching in EC-66
RED 2430Fndtns of Literacy & Learning4
RED 4338Literacy & Lang Arts Methods3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in 4-8 Bilingual Generalist

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
GEOL 1314Intro to Historical Geol (C)3
HIST 2301World History to 1500 (C)3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
(4-8) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
BED 3344Parent & Community Adv in BED3
BED 4341Biliteracy in the Mid Grades3
BIOL 1303Introductory Biology (C)3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 3309Proportn & Algebrc Reasong II3
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
La Chicana
Chicano Studies: Societal Issu
Cultural Diversity & Youth: US
(4-8) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in 4-8 English Language, Reading, and Social Studies

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core
Recommended Courses:
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Required Courses:
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
(4-8) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3351The Dynamics of Language3
ENGL 3352Reading and Writing Nonfiction3
ENGL 3353Reading/Responding/Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
GEOG 1310Cultural Geography (C)3
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
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
Upper-division History:
Select three hours of upper-division History3
(4-8) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
RED 3340Lang Arts in the Mid Grades3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Total Hours120

Upper-Division History

HIST 3301Colonial America to 17633
HIST 3302Amer Revolution/New Nation3
HIST 3303The U.S.-Mexican War3
HIST 3304Age of Jackson, 1815-18503
HIST 3305Civil War/Reconstruction Era3
HIST 3308United States Since 19413
HIST 3309Mexican-American History3
HIST 3310American Legal History3
HIST 3311American Foreign Rel to 19143
HIST 3312American Foreign Rel Snc 19143
HIST 3313American Military History3
HIST 332119th Century American West3
HIST 332220th Century American West3
HIST 3323American Indian History3
HIST 3325Hist Immigration/Ethnicity US3
HIST 3329African American History3
HIST 3334History of Premodern East Asia3
HIST 3335History of Modern East Asia3
HIST 3337Modern Africa3
HIST 3338History of Modern China3
HIST 3339Pyramids & Prophets3
HIST 3342The Spanish Borderlands3
HIST 3346Central America and Caribbean3
HIST 3347South America Since 18103
HIST 3348Environmental Hist of Latin Am3
HIST 3349History of Mexico to 19003
HIST 3350Modern Mexico3
HIST 3360Ancient Greece3
HIST 3361Hellenism & the Coming of Rome3
HIST 3362The Medieval World3
HIST 3363The Roman Empire3
HIST 3364The Age of Renaissance3
HIST 3365The Age of the Reformation3
HIST 3366Age of Absolutism/Enligtenment3
HIST 3367The Fr. Revol./Napoleonic Eras3
HIST 336819th Cent. Europe, 1815-19003
HIST 336920th Century Europe, 1900-Pres3
HIST 3370Holocaust in Europe, 1933-19453
HIST 3374Modern Germany since 18663
HIST 3382Spain in the Age of Expansion3
HIST 3390History, Special Topics3
HIST 3391History of Women3
HIST 4302Into to Public History3
HIST 4303History and the Senses3
HIST 4325Junior-Senior Seminar3
HIST 4330Teaching History/Soc Studies3
HIST 4390Directed Study3

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in 4-8 Generalist

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
(4-8) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BIOL 1303Introductory Biology (C)3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
GEOG 1310Cultural Geography (C)3
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 3309Proportn & Algebrc Reasong II3
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
ESCI 1301Intro to Environmental Sci (C)3
or ASTR 1307 Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
La Chicana
Chicano Studies: Societal Issu
Cultural Diversity & Youth: US
(4-8) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Total Hours123

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in 4-8 Math

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core
Recommended Courses:
Precalculus (C)
Required Courses (All courses require a grade of C or better.):
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
(4-8) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 2325Intro. to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 3300History of Mathematics3
MATH 3303Fundmtl Numb Thry Adv Stndpt3
MATH 3304Fundamentals/Geometry Standpt3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 4302Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-83
MTED 3330Integ & Alter Rep of Math Prin3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
La Chicana
Chicano Studies: Societal Issu
Cultural Diversity & Youth: US
(4-8) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Stud with a Concentration in 4-8 Math and Science

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)1
GEOL 1104Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)1
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology (C)3
GEOL 1314Intro to Historical Geol (C)3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
(4-8) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab (C)1
BIOL 1104Human Biology Laboratory (C)1
BIOL 1303Introductory Biology (C)3
BIOL 1304Human Biology (C)3
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
MATH 4302Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-83
MTED 3330Integ & Alter Rep of Math Prin3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
ESCI 1301Intro to Environmental Sci (C)3
or ASTR 1307 Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Select one of the following:3
History of Mathematics
Fundmtl Numb Thry Adv Stndpt
Fundamentals/Geometry Standpt
(4-8) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
SIED 3330Integ & Alt Rep Basic Science3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in 4-8 Eng Lang Arts and Reading

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core
Recommended Courses:
Required Courses (All courses required a grade of C or better.):
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
(4-8) Interdisciplinary Major
Required Courses:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
ENGL 3303Grammar and Writing3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3351The Dynamics of Language3
ENGL 3352Reading and Writing Nonfiction3
ENGL 3353Reading/Responding/Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
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
(4-8) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
MSED 4691Student Teaching-Middle Lvl Ed6
RED 3340Lang Arts in the Mid Grades3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
RED 4341Literacy Assessment & Teaching3
RED 4343Teaching Critical Reading3
RED 4346Literacy Practicum I3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Pedagogy and Community Studies

Required Credits: 120

GPA for Certification
This degree plan prepares students for teacher certification in the State of Texas. Although a 2.0 GPA is required to earn a degree from UTEP, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires a 2.5 GPA to become certified to teach in the State of Texas. For additional information, please contact your advisor.
Background Check Required
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University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
College Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
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
STAT 1380Descriptive & Inferential Stat3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
HIST 2301World History to 1500 (C)3
or HIST 2302 World History Since 1500 (C)
ANTH 1301Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)3
or GEOL 1310 or SOCI 1310
(Elem Ed) Inter Major
Required Courses:
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
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
EDU 1301Language, Culture & Education3
EDU 1325Schools and Society3
EDU 2301Service-learning & Diversity3
(Elem Ed) Pro Ed Studies
Required Courses:
BED 3344Parent & Community Adv in BED3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
ECED 3209Arts for Elementary Teacher2
ECED 3330Intro to Early Childhood Ed3
ECED 4335Lang & Lit in the Early Years3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
EDT 3371Educational Technology3
RED 2430Fndtns of Literacy & Learning4
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
Select three courses from the following:
BED 4343Sheltered ESL Instruction3
BED 4345Biliteracy Development3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
ENGL 4354Writing Processes of Children3
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
Pedagogy & Communication Studies
Required Courses:
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
ECED 4359Child Thinking In Early Yrs3
SPED 4340Trans ED for Learners/Sp Needs3
SPED 4370Assistive Tech/Spec Population3
TED 4330Literacy Ed. & Youth Justice3
SPED 4360Sr Proj: Pedagogy & Community3
or TED 4360 Sr Proj: Pedagogy & Community
Total Hours120

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
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
Differential Equations
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)
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

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