Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies, Grades 4-8)

Minimum required: 122 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: http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/undergraduate/education/curriculum-instruction/#admissionstext

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. 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.

Course Requirements 

FreshmanHours
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
GEO 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
PHYS 1310 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)13
PHYS 111011
PHYS 1320 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)13
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
US 11001
 32
SophomoreHours
Advanced ENG Elective3
Advanced ENG Elective3
Advanced PS Elective from Group II3
Advanced PS Elective from Group II3
ECO 2301 or 23143
ENG 33033
ENG 33863
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
MC 33193
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 36
JuniorHours
Advanced GEO Elective3
Advanced HIST Elective3
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
GEO 43403
HIST 33723
RDG 33123
Education Core:9
 
 
 
Middle School Field-Based Block One:6
 
 
 33
SeniorHours
RDG 33203
Science Elective23
SPED 43443
Middle School Field-Based Block Two:6
 
 
EDST 4680 (Student Teaching)6
 21
Total Hours: 122