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

Minimum required: 126 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
 
 
 
 
BIO 13303
BIO 11301
BIO 13313
BIO 11311
CHEM 13413
CHEM 11411
CHEM 13423
CHEM 11421
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
MATH 1315 or 13193
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
US 11001
 35
SophomoreHours
BIO 24114
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
MATH 23213
MATH 23283
PHIL 1305 or 13203
PHYS 13103
PHYS 11101
PHYS 13203
PHYS 1340 or 13503
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
 35
JuniorHours
BIO 245014
BIO 34214
BIO 44164
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
 
 
MATH 33153
SPED 43443
Education Core:6
 
 
M.S. Field-Based Block One:6
 
 
 33
SeniorHours
BIO 4305 or 440823-4
BIO 44024
BIO 44034
M.S. Field-Based Block Two:6
 
 
EDST 4680 (Student Teaching)6
 23
Total Hours: 126
1

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

2

BIO 4305 or BIO 4408 should be taken the long semester immediately prior to student teaching.