Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in Generalist, Grades 4-8)

Minimum required: 129 semester hours

Admission Requirements

All degree programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction require formal admittance into the Educator Preparation Program.

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.

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. A 2.5 Major GPA and a 2.75 Overall GPA are required to graduate.
  3. All major courses 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.

Course Requirements 

Select one of the following:3
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
MATH 24174
PHYS 131013
PHYS 111011
PHYS 132013
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
US 11001
BIO 132013
BIO 142114
ENG 33043
ENG 338613
Select one of the following:3
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
HIST 33723
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
MATH 232113
PHIL 1305 or 13203
Advanced level GEO, HIST, POSI, ECO, SOCI or ANTH3
BIO 33513
BIO 44024
CHEM 131013
MATH 23283
MATH 33153
PHYS 1340 or 13503
Education Core:6
Middle School Field-Based Block One:6
BIO 44034
GEO 43403
MATH 43023
SPED 43443
Middle School Field-Based Block Two:6
EDST 4680 (Student Teaching)6
Total Hours: 129

 While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements.