Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in Special Education, Early Childhood Through Grade 12)

Minimum required: 125 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 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
GEO 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
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
US 11001
 32
SophomoreHours
BIO 13203
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
GS 33103
GS 33203
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
SPED 23603
Education Core:6
 
 
 36
JuniorHours
CI 33383
CI 43503
CI 43553
SPED 33383
SPED 33903
SPED 43403
SPED 43453
SPED 43743
ESL Block:6
 
 
H.S. Field-Based Block:6
 
 
 36
SeniorHours
SPED 43813
SPED 43893
Elem. Field-Based Block:9
 
 
 
Student Teaching:6
 
 
 21
Total Hours: 125