Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification in Special Education, Grades EC-12)

Minimum required: 125 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 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
GEO 13103
MATH 1315 or 131913
PHYS 131013
PHYS 111011
PHYS 132013
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
US 11001
BIO 13203
Select one of the following:3
GS 33103
GS 33203
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
MATH 23113
MATH 23123
PHIL 1305 or 13203
SPED 23603
Education Core:6
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
SPED 43813
SPED 43893
Elem. Field-Based Block:9
Student Teaching:6
Total Hours: 125

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