Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Education, BS


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Total number of hours required for this degree:

120-121 semester hours

Total number of hours in major:

79 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

57 semester hours

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

Additional Required Courses 12-13 hrs


Suggested Sequence of Courses for BS in Interdisciplinary Studies – Special Education:


Fall - Year One


NATURAL SCIENCE - 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

BIOL 1400 or PHSC 1400 are recommended

FINE ARTS - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 16 hrs


MATHEMATICS - 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Choose one of the following:

THEOLOGY - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15-16 hrs


Summer - Year One


FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Choose one of the following:


Total: 3-4 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: 15 hrs


PHILOSOPHY - 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15 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: 16-17 hrs


Spring - Year Four


Total: 6 hrs


Note(s):



Required General Education courses:

HIST 1301 , POLS 1301 , MATH 1304 , or MATH 1404 CSCD 2341,  SPAN 1411  or SPAN 2342

 Students seeking EC-6 Certification are required to take two natural science courses.  One courses must have a lab (4 hours) to fulfill the Science General Education requirement. BIOL 1400 and PHSC 1400 are recommended.

BIOL 1400 , and PHSC 1400 , are recommended

Other course requirements:

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, Foreign Language 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  

Bilingual -  SPAN 3301 , SPAN 3302 , EDUC 3320 , EDUC 4340 , EDUC 4364  

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

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