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

Minimum required: 120-121 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. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have an Overall GPA of at least 2.75, as well as grades of “C” or better in all courses within the Major(s), Teaching Field(s), Certification area(s), and/or in the Education Minor.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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:

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
US 11001BIO 1131 (TCCN BIOL 1107)1CHEM 1342 (TCCN CHEM 1312)3
MATH 2417 or 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2412 or 1314])4PHYS 1365 or BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 1310 or BIOL 1306])3CHEM 1142 (TCCN CHEM 1112)1
BIO 1330 or PHYS 1365 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN BIOL 1306])3CHEM 1341 (TCCN CHEM 1311)3 
BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1106)1CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3 
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3 
 15 17 4
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 13313MATH 2312 (TCCN MATH 1351)3 
MATH 2311 (TCCN MATH 1350)3MATH 2331 or 24723 
MATH 2321 or 2471 (TCCN MATH 2313 or MATH 2413)3American History Component Code 0603 
American History Component Code 0603PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3 
Choose 1 course from the following:3-4ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3 
 15-16 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 2450 (TCCN BIOL 2416)4Education Core:6 
BIO 44024  
MATH 43023  
MATH 33153BIO 44034 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803MATH 2328 (TCCN MATH 1342)3 
 ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3 
 17 16 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
Middle School Field-Based Block:6EDST 46806 
CI 33403  
MATH 43113  
SPED 43443  
 15 6 
Total Hours: 120-121

Students should take BIO 2450 prior to/during the fist semester of their Junior Year.