Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in Bilingual Generalist-Spanish, Early Childhood Through Grade 6)

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 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. 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.

  5. 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

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)13
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Choose one of the following (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030):6
US 11001
Select one of the following:3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
ESS 3321 or PH 33213
GEO 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
American History Component Code 0606
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
SPAN 3308 or 330723
SPAN 3309 or 33713
CI 43253
CI 43503
GS 33103
GS 33203
Education Core:12
Bilingual Field-Based Block One:9
CI 33383
CI 43553
SPED 43443
EDST 46876
Bilingual Field-Based Block Two:12
Total Hours: 121