Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Certification, BS


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Total number of hours required for this degree:

120-137 semester hours

Total number of hours in major:

72-86 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

63 semester hours

(Includes clinical teaching and fulfills all academic requirements for state teacher certification)

Bilingual Specialization: 15-29 hrs


Additional Required Courses: 12-13 hrs


Suggested Sequence of Courses for BS in Interdisciplinary Studies- Bilingual Certification:


Fall - Year One


FINE ARTS - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 3-4 hrs


Total: 15-16 hrs


Total: 6 hrs


Note(s):


*Spanish credit can be obtained through Advanced Placement credit (AP) or CLEP credit, or OLLU credit by exam.

**Students may take some GE courses in summer school with advisor approval to reduce load during school year if needed during years one and two.

LITERATURE - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

ORAL COMMUNICATION - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 18 hrs


PHILOSOPHY - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 18 hrs


Summer - Year Two


NATURAL SCIENCE 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

  • BIOL 1400 or PHSC 1400 are recommended.

Total: 7 hrs


Total: 15 hrs


Total: 15 hrs


Summer - Year Three


​Additional 3-4 hours in BIOL, CHEM, or PHSC

  •  BIOL 1400 or PHSC 1400 are recommended.

Total: 3-4 hrs


Total: 15 hrs


Spring - Year Four


Total: 6 hrs


Note(s):


Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Required General Education courses:

HIST 1301 , MATH 1304 , or MATH 1404,  POLS 1301 

Two Science courses required, one science course must have a lab.  Recommended science courses:

BIOL 1400 , PHSC 1400  



Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Candidates seeking EC-6 Certification must earn a C or better in all Foundation, Supporting and Professional Education courses.

Candidates seeking EC-6 Certification may earn only one D in PHIL, or THSA as long as the cumulative GPA requirement is met.  These three courses fulfill General Education requirements and are not considered “content” courses per TEA.

Required Courses for Additional Certifications:

ESL: EDUC 3310 , EDUC 4364  

Special Education: SPED 4324 , SPED 4351 , SPED 5343  

Acceptable minor fields:

None required


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