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

Minimum required: 129 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. 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.
  5. 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
MATH 2417 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4
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
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
US 11001
 33
SophomoreHours
BIO 132013
BIO 142114
ENG 33043
ENG 338613
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
HIST 33723
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
MATH 232113
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 37
JuniorHours
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
 
 
 34
SeniorHours
BIO 44034
GEO 43403
MATH 43023
SPED 43443
Middle School Field-Based Block Two:6
 
 
EDST 4680 (Student Teaching)6
 25
Total Hours: 129