Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language Generalist, Grades EC-6)

Minimum required: 125 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Students must apply and be admitted to the Teacher 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 Teacher Preparation Program through the Office of Educator Preparation.
  2. A 2.5 Major GPA and a 2.75 Overall GPA are required to graduate.
  3. All Major as well as Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
FreshmanHours
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
MATH 1315 or 131913
PHYS 131013
PHYS 111011
PHYS 132013
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
US 11001
 29
SophomoreHours
Select two of the following:6
 
 
 
BIO 132013
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
 
 
ESS 3321 or H ED 33213
GEO 13103
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
PHIL 1305 or 13203
 33
JuniorHours
FCD 33553
GS 33103
GS 33203
SPED 43443
Education Core:12
 
 
 
 
ESL Block:6
 
 
ECE Block:6
 
 
 36
SeniorHours
CI 33383
CI 43503
CI 43553
RDG 33203
Elementary Field-Based Block:9
 
 
 
EDST 4687 (Student Teaching)6
 27
Total Hours: 125
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While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements: