BS in Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education 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 early childhood education, after school programs, nonprofit work, and community outreach.

Texas Teacher Certification Pathway

The BS in Education degree concentrations that lead to certification require that students complete:

  1. the University Core Curriculum;
  2. supplementary coursework, with a grade of "C" or better in each course;
  3. pre-service teaching coursework, with a required minimum combined G.P.A. of 3.0 for these course;
  4. Educator Preparation Program (EPP)/Residency coursework, with a required minimum combined G.P.A. of 3.0 for these courses;  and
  5. successful completion of Student Teaching Residency I and II.

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

Concentrations Leading to Texas Teacher Certification

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

There are two specializations within Elementary Education (EC-6):

  1. Elementary Education with ESL Certification
  2. Elementary Education with Bilingual Certification

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

  1. Middle Grades with ESL Supplemental Certification
  2. Middle Grades with Bilingual Certification
  3. Middle Grades English Language Arts/Reading with ESL Certification
  4. Middle Grades English Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies with ESL Certification
  5. Middle Grades Mathematics with ESL Certification
  6. Middle Grades Mathematics and Science with ESL Certification

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 Pathways

The Bachelor of Science in Education also offers two concentrations for students who are interested in a career in the field of education outside of the realm of state public school teaching. Students interested in working in organizations involving education or child-advocacy, early childhood learning or childcare, early childhood intervention, or Head Start should consider a concentration in:

Early Childhood Care and Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program prepares educators to serve young children birth to five years of age [0-5] in diverse, bilingual settings outside of state public schooling. Emphasis in this program is on the care and education of young dual language and English language learners. This is a non-licensure concentration for students seeking professional preparation for working with infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children, in settings such as private and public childcare, early intervention, community and child-welfare programs, and Head Start.

To earn the BS in Education-ECCE degree, students must complete The University Core Curriculum, College of Education Required Coursework and selected elective courses. All College of Education Required Coursework requires a combined minimum grade point of 3.0. A total cumulative grade point of 2.75 or higher is required for this degree program.

The Early Childhood Care and Education concentration does not lead to Texas teacher certification.

This concentration requires that students complete:

  1. the University Core Curriculum,
  2. required College of Education Courses, and
  3. 33 SCH of open electives.

All College of Education Required Coursework require a combined minimum grade point of 3.0. A total cumulative grade point of 2.75 or higher is required for this degree program.

Some of the courses in this concentration require a field-based experience component, which may include participating in area school district or local childcare activities. School districts or childcare centers may require participants to pass background checks prior to being allowed on-site 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.

Required Credits: 120

  • 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.

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.

Degree Plan

Elementary with Bilingual Certification

Required Credits: 120

- 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
Designated Core
Communication (Select 6 hours)6
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Mathematics3
Statistical Literacy
Life and Physical Sciences6
Introductory Biology Lab
Introductory Biology
Lab for GEOL 1313
Language, Philosophy and Culture (Select 3 hours)3
Introduction to Philosophy
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Creative Arts (Select 3 hours)3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Theatre
American History3
History of U.S. to 1865
History of U.S. Since 1865
Political Science
Introduction to Politics
American Gover & Politics
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select 3 hours)3
Cultural Geography
Cultural Geography
Cultural Geography
Component Area Option (select 6 hours)6
Public Speaking
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Courses listed=Candidates dual fulfill Pre-professional Recommended Courses and University Core Curriculum
Supplementary Courses
Required:
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
or MATH 3308 Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
All supplementary courses applied to the program must have a final grade of “C” or better.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Successful completion of University Core plus a minimum of 55 SCH is required for enrollment in Pre-service Teaching Coursework.
Required Courses:
BED 4309Teaching SS in Bil Elem Class3
BED 4311Teaching Sci in Bil Elem Clsrm3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
BED 4345Biliteracy Dev and Assessment3
ECED 3310The Arts in the Early Years3
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
ECED 4300Responsive Class Management3
HSCI 4101Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab1
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
or ENGL 3305 Children's Literature
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
or ENGL 3305 Children's Literature
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
Educator Preparation Program EPP Coursework
EPP coursework requires a combined G.P.A. of 3.0.
Requirements for enrollment in Residency I:
- Successful completion of all Pre-service Teaching Courses (except SPED 3310)
- Admissions to EPP, and
- Acceptance into Residency I (student-teaching)
EPP Courses taken during Residency I:
BED 4310Teach Math in Bil Elem Clsrm3
BED 4338Teach Lit/Lang Art DL Ele Cla3
BED 4355Sem in App Bil Teach & Learn3
BED 4380Biling Elem Stu Teach Res I3
Students are required to have successfully passed the state EC-6 certification exam and the Science of Teaching Reading Exam in order to enroll in Residency II courses. Successful completion of all Residency I courses and acceptance into Residency II is required for Enrollment in Residency II courses.
EPP Courses taken during Residency II:
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
BED 4690Biling Elem Stu Teach Res II6
Total Hours 120

 Elementary with ESL Certification

Required Credits: 120

- 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
Designated Core
Communication (Select 6 hours)6
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Mathematics3
Statistical Literacy
Life and Physical Sciences6
Introductory Biology Lab
Introductory Biology
Lab for GEOL 1313
Language, Philosophy and Culture3
World History Since 1500
Creative Arts (Select 3 hours)3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Theatre
American History3
History of U.S. to 1865
History of U.S. Since 1865
Political Science
Introduction to Politics
American Gover & Politics
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select 3 hours)3
Cultural Geography
Cultural Geography
Cultural Geography
Component Area Option6
Public Speaking
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Courses listed=Candidates dual fulfill Pre-professional Recommended Courses and University Core Curriculum
Supplementary Courses
Required:
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
or MATH 3308 Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
All supplementary courses applied to the program must have a final grade of “C” or better.
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Successful completion of University Core plus a minimum of 55 SCH is required for enrollment in Pre-service Teaching Coursework.
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
ECED 3310The Arts in the Early Years3
ECED 4300Responsive Class Management3
ECED 4335Lang & Lit in the Early Years3
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
ELED 4309Teach Social Studies Elem Clas3
ELED 4311Teaching Sci in Element Class3
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
HSCI 4101Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab1
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
Educator Preparation Program EPP Coursework
EPP coursework requires a combined G.P.A. of 3.0.
Requirements for enrollment in Residency I:
- Successful completion of all Pre-service Teaching Courses (except SPED 3310)
- Admissions to EPP, and
- Acceptance into Residency I (student-teaching)
EPP Courses taken during Residency I:
ELED 4310Teaching Math in Elem Class3
ELED 4380Elem Stu Teach Residency I3
RED 4338Teach Lit/Lang Arts Ele Class3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Students are required to have successfully passed the state EC-6 certification exam and the Science of Teaching Reading Exam in order to enroll in Residency II courses. Successful completion of all Residency I courses and acceptance into Residency II is required for Enrollment in EPP/Residency II courses.
EPP Courses taken during Residency II:
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
BED 4690Biling Elem Stu Teach Res II6
Total Hours 120

Middle Grades Mathematics/Science with ESL Certification

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- 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 Lab1
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
BIOL 1104Human Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 1304Human Biology3
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
ESCI 1301Intro to Environmental Sci3
or ASTR 1307 Elem Astronomy-Solar System
GEOL 1314Intro to Historical Geol3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
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
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
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
Pathways to Success
- Apply for Student Teaching one full semester before the first planned Student Teaching/Residency semester.
- Certification exams must be successfully passed to enroll in MSED 4691: Middle Grades Student-Teaching Residency II in order to complete teacher certification requirements.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Admission Coursework
Residency I
Required:
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
MSED 4390Middle Grades Stu Teach Res I3
MTED 3330Integ & Alter Rep of Math Prin3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SIED 3330Integ & Alt Rep Basic Science3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Residency II
MSED 4691Middle Grades Stu Teach Res II6
Total Hours120

Middle Grades with Bilingual Certification

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- 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:
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
GEOL 1103Lab for GEOL 13131
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology3
GEOL 1314Intro to Historical Geol3
HIST 2301World History to 15003
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
-Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
Pre-Service Teaching Coursework
Required Courses:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
SPAN 3312Pedagogical Issues in Spanish3
Pathways to Success
- Apply for Student Teaching/Residency one full semester before the first planned Student Teaching/Residency semester.
-Certification exams must be successfully passed to enroll in MSED 4691: Middle Grades Student-Teaching Residency II in order to complete teacher certification requirements.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Admission Coursework
Residency I
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4691Middle Grades Stu Teach Res II6
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Residency II
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
MSED 4390Middle Grades Stu Teach Res I3
Total Hours120

Middle Grades English Language Arts/ Reading, and Social Studies with ESL Certification

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-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:
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
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 15003
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG 1310 Cultural Geography
or SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography
HIST 2302World History Since 15003
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:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3351The Dynamics of Language3
ENGL 3353Reading/Responding/Literature3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
Pathways to Success
- Apply for Student Teaching/Residency one full semester before the first planned Student Teaching/Residency semester.
- Certification exams must be successfully passed to enroll in MSED 4691: Middle Grades Student Teaching Residency II in order to complete teacher certification requirements.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Admission Coursework
Residency I
Required Courses:
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
ENGL 3306Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3352Reading and Writing Nonfiction3
MSED 4691Middle Grades Stu Teach Res II6
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Residency II
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
MSED 4390Middle Grades Stu Teach Res I3
Total Hours120

 Middle Grades with ESL Supplemental Certification

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-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:
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
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 15003
MATH 1411Calculus I4
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
Required Courses:
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
ESCI 1301Intro to Environmental Sci3
or ASTR 1307 Elem Astronomy-Solar System
HIST 3317History of Texas since 18213
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3308Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I3
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
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
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
MSED 4311Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr3
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
Pathways to Success
- Apply for Student Teaching Residency one full semester before the first planned Student Teaching Residency semester.
- Certification exams must be successfully passed to enroll in MSED 4691: Middle Grades Student Teaching Residency II in order to complete teacher certification requirements.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Coursework
Residency I
Required:
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4691Middle Grades Stu Teach Res II6
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Residency II
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
MSED 4390Middle Grades Stu Teach Res I3
Total Hours 120

Middle Grades Mathematics with ESL Certification

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
-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:
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
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 1508Precalculus5
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
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
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology3
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
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MATH 3303Fundmtl Numb Thry Adv Stndpt3
MATH 3304Fundamentals/Geometry Standpt3
MATH 4302Fund Math Concepts Grades 4-83
Pathways to Success
- Apply for Student Teaching/Residency one full semester before the first planned Student Teaching/Residency semester.
- Certification exams must be successfully passed to enroll in MSED 4691: Middle Grades Student-Teaching Residency II in order to complete teacher certification requirements.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Coursework
Residency I
Required Courses:
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
MATH 3300History of Mathematics3
MSED 4310Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr3
MSED 4390Middle Grades Stu Teach Res I3
MTED 3330Integ & Alter Rep of Math Prin3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Residency II
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
MSED 4691Middle Grades Stu Teach Res II6
Total Hours120

Middle Grades English Language Arts/ Reading with ESL Certification

Required Credits: 120

Pathways to Success
- 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:
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
ENGL 2311English Literature3
or ENGL 2312 English Literature
or ENGL 2313 Intro to American Fiction
or ENGL 2314 Intro to American Drama
or ENGL 2318 Intro to American Poetry
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
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
Required Courses:
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology3
ENGL 3300Intro. to Literary Studies3
ENGL 3303Grammar and Writing3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
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
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
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
MSED 4309Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr3
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
Pathways to Success
- Apply for Student Teaching Residency one full semester before the first planned Student Teaching Residency semester.
- Certification exams must be successfully passed to enroll in MSED 4691: Middle Grades Student-Teaching Residency II.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Admission Coursework
Residency I
Required:
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
MSED 4691Middle Grades Stu Teach Res II6
RED 4338Teach Lit/Lang Arts Ele Class3
RED 4355Digital and Multimodal Literac3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
Residency II
Required:
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
MSED 4390Middle Grades Stu Teach Res I3
Total Hours 120

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 grade of C or better)
The following courses fulfill University Core and program requirements:
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG 1310 Cultural Geography
or SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
GEOL 1112
GEOL 1212
Laboratory for Geology 1212
and Principles of Earth Science
3
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
HIST 2302World History Since 15003
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Pathways to Success
- Complete and pass the Qualifying Content Exam as soon as possible.
Supplementary Coursework
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
or MATH 3308 Proportn & Algebrc Reasong I
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
Select one from the following: 3
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
La Chicana
Chicano Studies: Societal Issu
Cultural Diversity & Youth: US
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:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
ELED 4309Teach Social Studies Elem Clas3
or MSED 4309 Soc Stud Ed/Intermed/Middle Gr
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
RED 4341Teach, Learn and Assess of Lit3
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 4355Seminar in Appl Crit Pedagogy3
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.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Coursework
Residency I
Required Courses:
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
or LING 3308 Teach Engl Spkrs of Other Lang
BED 4345Biliteracy Dev and Assessment3
or ECED 4335 Lang & Lit in the Early Years
ELED 4310Teaching Math in Elem Class3
or MSED 4310 Teaching Math/Intermed/Mdle Gr
ELED 4311Teaching Sci in Element Class3
or MSED 4311 Teaching Sci/Intermed/Midle Gr
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
Residency II
EDT 4300Educational Technology3
SPED 4691Student Teaching in Spec Ed6
Total Hours 120

Early Childhood Care and Education

University Core Curriculum
Communication (Select 6 hours)6
Rhetoric & Composition I
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Mathematics3
Statistical Literacy
Life and Physical Sciences6
Introductory Biology Lab
Introductory Biology
Intro to Physical Geology
Language, Philosophy and Culture (Select 3 hours)3
Introduction to Philosophy
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Creative Arts (Select 3 hours)3
Dance Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Theatre
American History6
History of U.S. to 1865
History of U.S. Since 1865
Political Science6
Introduction to Politics
American Gover & Politics
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select 3 hours)3
Interpersonal Communication
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Component Area Option (select 6 hours)6
Inquiry in Math & Science
Public Speaking
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Courses listed = students dual fulfill ECCE Pre-professional Recommended Courses and University Core Curriculum
College of Education Required Coursework
Required:
BED 3344Parent & Community Adv in BED3
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4345Biliteracy Dev and Assessment3
or ECED 4335 Lang & Lit in the Early Years
ECED 2300EC Profession & Programming3
ECED 2310Infant Care and Education3
ECED 2320Toddler Care and Education3
ECED 2360Observ & Assess Young Child3
ECED 2380STEAM Learning in Early Years3
ECED 3300Child Dev Appl to EC Practice3
ECED 3305Approaches to EC Care & Ed3
ECED 3310The Arts in the Early Years3
ECED 4300Responsive Class Management3
ECED 4357Play & Learn in the Early Yrs3
RED 3315Foundations of Lit and Learn3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
All College of Education Required Coursework require a combined minimum grade point of 3.0.
Electives
Students work with CSS and faculty advisors to select 33 SCH of electives.33
Total Hours120

Education and Community Studies

University Core Curriculum
BIOL 1103Introductory Biology Lab1
BIOL 1203Introductory Biology2
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
GEOL 1313Intro to Physical Geology3
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
GEOG 1310Cultural Geography3
SOCI 1310Cultural Geography3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
University Core Curriculum
College of Education Required Coursework
Required:
BED 4340Principles of Bilingual/ESL Ed3
BED 4343Teaching Academic English3
EDPC 2300Dev in Young Child & Youth3
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
TED 3330Ed & Comm Applied Critical/Ped3
TED 4330
All College of Education Required Coursework require a combined minimum grade point of 3.0.
Electives
Select forty-five credits of College of Education approved coursework with a minimum of thirty-nine being upper division.45
Education and Community Studies
Select one of the following:3
SPED 4360
TED 4360
Total Hours102

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 or a higher level Calculus course.

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

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication (six hours)

The objective of the communication component is to enable the student to communicate effectively in clear and correct prose or orally in a style appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
ESOL 1311Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl3
ESOL 1312Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl3
Total Hours12

American History (six hours)

The objectives of the history component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and history of the U.S., their comprehension of the past and current role of the U.S. in the world, and their ability to critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence. U.S. history courses (three hours must be Texas history) include:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

The objective of the humanities component is to expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature and philosophy, students engage in critical analysis and develop an appreciation of the humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics  (three hours)

The objective of the mathematics component is to develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

The objective of the study of the natural sciences is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for building and testing theories. The courses listed are for non-majors; the major courses in the discipline can be substituted for the non-major sequence. 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 one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
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
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Political Science  (six hours)

The objectives of the political science component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and evolution of the U.S. and Texas political systems, focusing on the growth of political institutions, and on the constitutions of Texas and the United States; and to enhance their understanding of federalism, states rights, and individual civil liberties, rights, and responsibilities.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

The objective of the social and behavioral science component is to increase students' knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts (three hours)

The objective of the visual and performing arts component is to expand students' knowledge and appreciation of the human imagination as expressed through works of visual art, dance, music, theatre and film. Through study in these disciplines, students will form aesthetic judgments and develop an appreciation of the arts as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option (six hours)

The objective of the institutionally designated option component is to develop the critical thinking skills and academic tools required to be an effective learner. Special emphasis is placed on the use of technology in problem solving, communications, and knowledge acquisition.
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6

4-Year Sample Degree Plan

BS IN EDUCATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
PSCI 2303Physical Science I3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
STAT 1380Statistical Literacy3
BIOL 1203
BIOL 1103
Introductory Biology
and Introductory Biology Lab
3
Spring
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
Creative Arts Elective3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
MATH 2303Number Concepts3
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
SOPHOMORE
Fall
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
GEOL 1313
GEOL 1103
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313
4
MATH 2304Geometry & Measurement3
PSCI 3304Physical Science II3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
Spring
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
HIST 2302World History Since 15003
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
or GEOG 1310 Cultural Geography
or SOCI 1310 Cultural Geography
ENGL 3305Children's Literature3
or ENGL 4354 Writing Processes of Children
JUNIOR
Fall
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
or HSCI 4101 Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab
Spring
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
KIN 4101P.E. for the Classroom Teacher1
or HSCI 4101 Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab
MATH 3305Proportion and Algebra3
SENIOR
Fall
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
SPED 3310Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set3
Spring
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Student Teaching Residency I3
Fall
Concentration course3
Student Teaching Residency II3
Total Hours117