Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Education (Middle Level Education; Teacher Certification in Science, Grades Four through Eight)
Minimum required: 125 semester credit hours
- All degree programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction require formal admittance into the Educator Preparation Program.
- 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.
- 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: http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/undergraduate/education/curriculum-instruction/#admissionstext
- A 2.5 Major GPA and a 2.75 Overall GPA are required to graduate.
- All major courses as well as Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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: https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/.
|ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)||3|
|COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)||3|
|ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)||3|
|ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)||3|
|MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080||3|
|American History Component Code 060||6|
|PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)||3|
|POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)||3|
|POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)||3|
|PHYS 1340 or 1350||3|
|Choose one of the following (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030):||6|
|ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)||3|
|Middle School Field-Based Block One:||6|
|BIO 4305 or 44082||3-4|
|Middle School Field-Based Block Two:||6|
|Total Hours: 125|
Students should take BIO 2450 prior to/during the first semester of their Junior Year.
While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements:
Science Electives must be chosen from the following: BIO 2410, BIO 2411, BIO 2440, BIO 3308, BIO 3341, BIO 3406, BIO 3421, BIO 3430, BIO 3442, BIO 3460, BIO 4301, BIO 4328, BIO 4338, BIO 4350P, BIO 4410, BIO 4412, BIO 4415, BIO 4416, BIO 4418, BIO 4420, BIO 4421, BIO 4422, BIO 4434, BIO 4446, BIO 4454, BIO 4455, BIO 4464, BIO 4465, BIO 4472, advanced GEOL.