Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Education (Middle Level Education; Teacher Certification in Mathematics and Science, Grades Four through Eight)

Minimum required: 130 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All degree programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction require formal admittance into the Educator Preparation Program.
  2. Students must apply and be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in order to enroll in Block coursework and Student Teaching in the Junior and Senior year.  Refer to the requirements for Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program through the Office of Educator Preparation.
  3. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:

General Requirements

  1. A 2.5 Major GPA and a 2.75 Overall GPA are required to graduate.
  2. All major courses as well as Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  3. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course but will be required to earn an additional free elective, if needed, to reach the 120 minimum total hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  4. Any degree program of 122 hours or more may be considered a five-year program. To complete the predetermined sequence of courses in 4 years, students will most likely need to attend summer sessions.
  5. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  6. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

Course Requirements 

BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
BIO 11301
BIO 1331 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
BIO 11311
CHEM 13413
CHEM 11411
CHEM 13423
CHEM 11421
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
MATH 2417 or 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
US 11001
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Science Elective34
American History Component Code 0606
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
MATH 2321 or 24713-4
MATH 2331 or 24723-4
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
Choose one of the following:6
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
BIO 245014
BIO 44024
BIO 44034
MATH 23283
MATH 33153
MATH 43023
Education Core:6
Middle School Field-Based Block One:6
BIO 4305 or 440823-4
MATH 43113
SPED 43443
Middle School Field-Based Block Two:6
EDST 46806
Total Hours: 130