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Education Department

For a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, students are required to complete 120 semester credit hours: 36 credits in general education, 36 credits in education core courses, and 48 credits in concentration core courses including electives.

The program offers students pursuing a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education three concentrations to choose from: Mathematics, English Language Arts/Reading, and Elementary Education.

Degree Requirements

The Department of Education provides students with a high-quality education that enables them to prepare curricula, design and deliver instruction with state-of-the-art instructional technology, communicate with parents and students, and effectively manage classrooms based on knowledge of human development, learning environments, and cognitive and behavioral models. Our graduates will also develop appropriate content knowledge and skills with an ability to recognize ethical issues in their professions.

Communications (9 hours)

ENGL 1311 Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1312 Composition and Rhetoric II
COMM 1311 Fundamentals of Communication

Mathematics (3 hours)
One of the following:

MATH 1311 College Algebra
MATH 1313 Pre-calculus
MATH 2314 Calculus I

Life and Physical Sciences (3 hours)
One of the following:

GEOL 1311 Earth Science
PHYS 1311 Introductory Physics
CHEM 1311 Introduction to Modern Chemistry
BIOL 1311 Introductory Biology
BIOL 1312 Nutrition

Language, Philosophy and Arts (6 hours)
Two of the following:

PHIL 1311 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
PHIL 1312 Professional Ethics
ARTS 1311 Art Appreciation
PHIL 1313 Introduction to Philosophy
ENGL 2314 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 2315 Survey of British Literature I
ENGL 2316 Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 2318 Survey of American Literature II
ENGL 2319 Survey of World Literature
ENGL 3317 Survey of British Literature II

History (6 hours)
Two of the following:

HIST 1311 U.S. History I
HIST 1312 U.S. History II
HIST 2313 Western Civilization
HIST 2314 History of Texas

Government, Social and Behavioral Science (9 hours)
Three of the following:

ECON 2311 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2312 Principles of Microeconomics
GOVT 2311 U.S. Government I
GOVT 2312 U.S. Government II
POLI 2311 International Relations
PSYC 2311 General Psychology
SOCI 2311 Introduction to Sociology

  • EDUC 2311 Introduction to Teaching Profession
  • EDUC 2312 Learning Theories and Development
  • EDUC 2314 Reading in Content Areas
  • EDUC 3314 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 3315 Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • EDUC 3316 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
  • EDUC 3317 Education in Culturally Diverse Environments
  • EDUC 4318 Education of the Exceptional Children
  • EDUC 4320 Issues in Secondary Schools – Reform, Law and Ethics
  • EDUC 4321 Measurement and Assessment in Education
  • COMP 1314 Computer Literacy and Application
  • ENGL 2314 Introduction to Literature
  • MATH 1313 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 2314 Calculus I
  • MATH 2315 Calculus II
  • MATH 2316 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 2317 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 3318 Geometry and Trigonometry in Mathematics Education
  • MATH 3319 Statistics and Probability
  • MATH 3320 Differential Equation

Electives including Mathematics Electives

  • MATH 3326 Introduction to Number Theory
  • MATH 3327 Integrating Technology in Math Education
  • MATH 4322 Teaching Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • MATH 4324 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • ENGL 2315 Survey of British Literature I
  • ENGL 2316 Survey of American Literature I
  • ENGL 2318 Survey of American Literature II
  • ENGL 2319 Survey of World Literature
  • ENGL 2325 Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL 3317 Survey of British Literature II
  • ENGL 3320 Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • ENGL 3322 Studies in Linguistics and History of the English Language

Electives, including English electives

  • ENGL 3323 English Grammar and Syntax
  • ENGL 3326 Literary Theory and Criticism
  • ENGL 4324 Methods of Teaching English in Secondary Schools
  • ENGL 4327 Special Topics
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • Elective V
  • BIOL 1311 Introductory Biology
  • GEOG 2312 Regional Geography of the World
  • HIST 2314 History of Texas
  • MATH 3328 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics I
  • MATH 3329 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II
  • ENGL 3328 Literacy Instruction in Elementary Grades
  • ENGL 3329 Principles in Reading and Writing
  • SOCS 4311 Concepts for Teaching the Social Science

Electives

  • ARTS 3312 Essentials of Children’s Art and Music
  • PHED 3311 Health and Physical Education for Children
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • Elective V
  • Elective VI

 

Program Objectives

Objectives of Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education are to develop student knowledge and skills in

  1. Designing instruction and assessment to promote student learning
  2. Creating a Positive and Productive Classroom Environment
  3. Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment
  4. Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities
  5. Content/pedagogical content

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in education degree program has seven student learning outcomes (SLOs). Five of these student-learning outcomes are related to education core courses and two of them are related to concentration courses.

A graduate of the program will:

  1. Compare/contrast and apply human development and learning theories
  2. a. Design curriculum and instructional materials, and
    b. Implement them in their profession
  3. Integrate relevant technologies into education
  4. Create positive learning environments by demonstrating professional classroom management and communication skills
  5. Recognize responsibilities and ethical issues related to their profession
  6. Develop content knowledge in their concentration
  7. Improve pedagogical content knowledge in their concentration