Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language Generalist, 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:

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314 or 1324])13
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3PHYS 1320 or 1370 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 1307] )3
PHYS 1310 or 1360 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 1305] )3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
 13 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 2311 (TCCN MATH 1350)3MATH 2312 (TCCN MATH 1351)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3ESS 3321 or PH 33213
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
GEO 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
ARTT 3370, MU 3370, or TH 33703ARTT 3370, MU 3370, or TH 33703
 EDTC 33003
 15 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Education Core:12ESL Block:6
 ECE Block:6
GS 33103 
SPED 43443GS 33203
 CI 43503
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Elementary Field-Based Block: 9EDST 46876
RDG 33203 
CI 43553 
CI 33383 
 18 6
Total Hours: 121