Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Education (Secondary Education; Teacher Certification with Double Major in another B.S. teacher certification degree program)

Minimum required: 121 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

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:  https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Mathematics Component Code 0203POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Double Major3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
 16 15
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303CI 23103
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/0943PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
Double Major6Elective3
Elective3Double Major6
 18 18
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Education Core:6Block I:9
  
  
Double Major6 
Electives6Double Major6
 18 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Block II:9EDST 46816
  
  
  
Double Major6 
 15 6
Total Hours: 121