COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders (BS)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Bilingual Generalist with Grades 4th-8th Certification (BSIS)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Early Childhood Education (BSIS)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Early Childhood/Bilingual Education Specialization (BSIS)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Early Childhood Education/Reading Specialization (BSIS)

Bachelor of Science with a major in Fitness and Sports with All-Level Certification ( BS)

Bachelor of Science with a major in Fitness and Sports (non-certification) (BS)

Bachelor of Science with a major in Special Education with All Level Certification (BS)

UNDERGRADUATE CROSS-COLLEGE DEGREES

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

 

Bachelor of Science (BS)

 

The degree plans are listed under the College of Arts and Sciences.  

MINOR
Early Childhood Education

Health and Wellness

Reading

Special Education  

GRADUATE DEGREES
Master of Science with a major in Curriculum and Instruction (MS-Ed)

Master of Science with a major in Generic Special Education (MS-Ed)

Master of Science in Education with a major in Bilingual Education (MS-Ed)

Master of Science in Education with a major in Early Childhood Education (MS-Ed)

Master of Science in Education with a major in Educational Administration (MS-Ed)

Master of Science in Education with a major in Reading (MS-Ed)

Master of Science in School Counseling (MS)

COLLABORATIVE Ph.D. IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
COLLABORATIVE Ph.D. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
(WITH TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY)

SEE ENDORSEMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN THIS SECTION.

SEE APPENDIX B FOR COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AND COLLEGE OFBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MINORS AVAILABLE.  

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (COE)
The mission of the College of Education at Texas A&M International University is to provide a comprehensive and coherent professional development system for educators which links all aspects of the education profession. Through educational experiences provided by the professional development system, educators will be prepared to provide learner-centered instructional experiences that will promote excellence and equity for all students. Faculty in the College of Education are committed to accomplish this mission through: collaboration with colleagues across the university community and the public schools; the use of reflective teaching practices; research that enhances knowledge about teaching and learning; and service to the community of educators in the region.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
See Academic Regulations - Undergraduate for specific TAMIU regulations.

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS
The College of Education Educator Preparation Programs are rated "Accredited" by the State Board for Educator Certification. Accreditation status is based on the pass rate on the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES).

Most recent Title II accountability report data indicate that the pass rate for students who took ExCET exams for initial certification (219 students) is 89%. When compared statewide, the University ranks in the fourth quartile. Additional information is available upon request from the Teacher Certification Office.

Students may choose to work toward certification at the following levels: (1) Early Childhood through Grade 4; (2) Grades 4-8, Middle School; and (3) Grades 8-12, Secondary; (4) All-level Fitness and Sports; (5) All-level Special Education; and All-level Music. Students will complete, as part of their requirements, three instructional blocks of study. These blocks, designated as Instructional Blocks I, II, and III, will be completed sequentially.

Each instructional block is strongly field-based, requiring university preservice teachers, mentors, public school administrators, and University faculty to work collaboratively at designated campuses. University preservice teachers enrolled in the blocks are assigned to mentor teachers at specified elementary or secondary public schools. Preservice teachers in Block I complete a minimum of four (4) hours per week of observation and teaching activities in their assigned classrooms. Preservice teachers in Block II complete a minimum of seven (7) hours per week of observation and teaching activities in their assigned classrooms.

To be eligible for the Blocks, students, must be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program by satisfying the following requirements:

  • complete an Application for Admission to the College of Education in the Certification Office.
  • an overall GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale;
  • passing scores on all portions of the THEA, with minimum scores of 260 on Reading, 250 on Math, and on Writing. The Alternative THEA, COMPASS, or the ACT may be used to satisfy the THEA requirement.
  • a passing score on the SPEAK test of English oral proficiency;
  • complete all freshman and sophomore level coursework

To be eliglible to enroll in EDCI 4993 Teaching Internship, the student must fulfill the following:

  • meet all the criteria for admission to educator preparation;
  • have a cumulative overall GPA of 2.7 and a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the teaching field;
  • complete all Professional Development courses with a grade of "C" or better;
  • submit an application for Intership in the office of the Director.

Students will be required to interview before a committee of public school personnel and College of Education Supervising faculty. In the event that a student is denied admission to EDCI 4993, he or she may appeal to the Dean of the College of Education.

INSTRUCTIONAL COURSEWORK
Once students are admitted into the College of Education, they may enroll in instructional blocks consisting of the Professional Development Education courses required for teacher certification at the level they are preparing to teach. There are three instructional blocks which students must complete. These are described below for each certification level.

EARLY CHILDHOOD-4th-GRADE AND ALL LEVEL CERTIFICATION
Instructional Block I
EDCI 3301 Theory and Practice for Public School Teaching
EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
Instructional Block II
EDCI 3304 Methods, Management, and Discipline for the Early Grades
EDDP 4324 Teaching Diverse Student Populations
Instructional Block III
EDCI 4993 Teaching Internship

MIDDLE SCHOOL (4-8) AND SECONDARY (8-12)

Instructional Block I
EDCI 3301 Theory and Practice for Public School Teaching
EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
Instructional Block II
EDCI 3305 Middle/Secondary School Methods, Management, and Discipline
EDDP 4324 Teaching Diverse Student Populations
Instructional Block III
EDCI 4993 Teaching Internship

ALL LEVEL CERTIFICATION

Instructional Block I
EDCI 3301 Theory and Practice for Public School Teaching
EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
Instructional Block II
EDCI 3304 Methods, Management, and Discipline for the Early Grades OR
EDCI 3305 Middle/Secondary School Methods, Management, and Discipline
EDDP 4324 Teaching Diverse Student Populations
Instructional Block III
EDCI 4993 Teaching Internship

STANDARD CERTIFICATES

The Standard Early Childhood Certificate (PreK - 4 Grades)
Students seeking a standard certificate to teach in grades PreK-4 in Texas must complete: (1) bachelor's degree; (2) eighteen to twenty-four (18-24) semester credit hours in the delivery system to develop a teaching specialization; (3) twenty-four to thirty-six semester credit hours in the combination of subjects taught in prekindergarten through grade 4; and (4) twenty-one semester credit hours of education course work, including EDCI 4993.

The Standard Early Childhood Bilingual Certificate (PreK -4th Grade)
Students pursuing Early Childhood Certification may choose to specialize in Bilingual Education. Students choosing this certification will complete the requirements outlined for the Early Childhood Certificate.

The Standard Middle School Certificate (4th-8th Grades)
Students working toward certification to teach grades 4-8, may select from the following teaching specializations:

  • Bilingual Generalist
  • English Language Arts and Reading
  • English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Students will complete twenty-one (21) semester credit hours of coursework in Professional Development Education courses. Courses for the teaching specialization will be defined by the respective college. For further information, students may contact the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the University Registrar.

The Standard Secondary School Certificate (8th-12th Grades)
Students working toward secondary teacher certification (grades 8-12) will specialize in a teaching field, following an Option I degree plan. Option I requires the completion of a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester credit hours in one academic field and twelve (12) semester credit hours of coursework in a supporting field. Students specializing in a Composite Teaching Field will follow an Option IV degree plan. Option IV consists of a minimum of forty-eight (48) semester credit hours in a composite teaching field. All students working toward secondary teacher certification will complete twenty-one (21) semester credit hours of Professional Development Education coursework. Courses for the teaching specialization are defined by the respective college. Students should consult with an advisor in the appropriate college to determine the options and requirements for their academic field.

ENDORSEMENTS
Texas A&M International University offers programs leading to endorsements which can be added to a valid Texas teacher certificate. Endorsements are available in the following areas:

  • Bilingual Education
  • English as a Second Language

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
A professional certificate may be issued to a student who: (1) has earned a master’s degree; (2) holds a valid Texas teacher certificate; (3) has completed three years of successful teaching; (4) has completed the required course work in an approved professional certificate program; (5) has successfully completed the appropriate Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES), as needed; and (6) has been recommended by the TAMIU Certification Officer. If course work is properly planned, the graduate student may be able to complete requirements simultaneously for a master’s degree and a professional certificate.

Students are required to pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) in their area(s) of specialization prior to being recommended for a certificate or endorsement, as appropriate.

At Texas A&M International University, approved professional certificate programs are available in the following areas:

  • Educational Diagnostician (code-153)
  • Principal (code-068)
  • Reading Specialist (code-151)
  • School Counselor (code-152)
  • Special Education Counselor
  • Superintendency (code-064)

A student interested in working toward a graduate degree and/or professional certificate should contact the Office of the Dean, College of Education or the Office of the University Registrar for further information.

Students holding at least a baccalaureate degree and who are interested in obtaining teacher certification may apply through the Office of the Certification Officer. An application fee will be assessed for each deficiency plan or certificate plan prepared.

ADMISSION TO THE EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM
A student seeking admission to the University may declare his /her intention to prepare to teach and initiate a general academic program in preparation for teacher certification. Upon declaring his/her intention to pursue teacher certification, the student must apply for admission to the program in the Certification Office.

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program requires screening in the areas of reading, oral and written communication, critical thinking, and mathematics. To be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program, candidates must:

  • successfully complete the THEA with minimum scores of 260 in Reading, 250 in Mathematics, and 240 in Writing; OR successfully complete the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined score of 1070, with no lower than a 500 on mathematics and verbal section each; OR score minimum composite of 23 on the ACT with no less than 19 on mathematics and 19 on English; Minimum scores on the Compass Test of 45 in Algebra, 64 English, 91 in Reading, 6 in Writing; OR obtain a minimum total score of 700 (verbal+ quantitative) on the Graduate Records Exam (GRE), with a minimum score of 350 on verbal and 350 on quantitative sections. Test scores obtained more than five years before applying for admission to the College of Education will not be accepted.
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral communication in English by successfully completing the SPEAK test; and
  • must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • complete all freshman and sophomore level coursework
  • NOTE: Education coursework completed more than five years before applying for admission to the College of Education will not be counted toward certification requirements.

Students seeking admission into the Program must submit an Application for Admission with the College of Education Certification Office. Students must provide complete and official transcripts of all college work at the time of application and pay a fee of $10.00. A student who withdraws from either a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program leading to certification forfeits his/her admission status to certification. Should he /she decide to re-enter a certification program at a later time, he/she will be required to satisfy the admission criteria stated in the Catalog for the year of re-entry into the Program. This applies in the case when a deficiency or certificate plan has expired, three years after it is first issued.

Additional Information on the Educator Preparation Based Program and Certification

  1. Grades Required: To be eligible for certification, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 overall (based on a scale of 4.0), and in the work taken at Texas A&M International University. Additionally, secondary education majors must have a 2.7 average in their teaching field(s). Elementary majors must have at least a 2.7 in their specialization.
  2. Health Examinations: The student is responsible for satisying the health examination(s) required of teachers in the school system. The health certificate should be presented at the time of registration for the semester in which the field experiences will be completed.
  3. Background Check: All students enrolled in Blocks will be required to obatin a State background check from the appropriate law enforcement agency. This information is required by the school districts participating in the Learner-Centered Field Based Program. Students not providing the necessary documentation to the Director of the Learner-Centered Field Based Program will not be permitted to do the field work required by the program. In such cases, students may be asked to drop the field-based courses.
  4. Additional Teaching Fields: House Bill 2185 provides that a teacher who possesses a valid classroom teacher certificate and a bachelor's degree may qualify for certification in an additional teaching field(s), or may be eligible to become certified to teach another level by passing the appropriate Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) and subsequently completing a one-year internship program under the supervision of an experienced certified teacher who is teaching at the level and in the teaching field.
  5. House Bill 1130 (formerly Senate Bill 218) allows individuals seeking teacher certification while serving as instructional aides in public schools to substitute course work for the teaching internship. Additional information may be obtained from the Certification Officer.

POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE AND DEFICIENCY PLANS
Individuals who possess a bachelor's degree and who intend on becoming certified to teach in the state of Texas may complete requirements for certification on a Certificate or Deficiency Plan. The Certificate Plan is designed for post-baccalaureate students who are not currently teaching, but intend to complete course work for teacher certification. The Deficiency Plan is designed for those individuals who are not certified and have been employed on an Emergency Teaching Permit.

To be eligible for a Certificate or Deficiency Plan, the individual must: (1) possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; (2) be admitted to the University; and (3) satisfy all requirements for admission to educator preparation, as outlined on page 137 of this catalog. Candidates meeting these criteria may submit an application for a certificate or deficiency plan, along with official copies of all college transcripts, to the Certification Office in the College of Education. Additional information about post-baccalaureate certification is available in the Certification Office.

Individuals pursuing post-baccalaureate certification will complete fifteen (15) semester credit hours of Education courses. The Education courses are taken in sequence, in Instructional Blocks. Following are the required courses for Post-Baccalaureate Certification.

Early Childhood - 4th Grade Post-Baccalaureate Certification

EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
3 SCH
EDCI 4398 Senior Practicum
3 SCH
EDCI 5300 Teaching/Learning Principles in the Public Schools
3 SCH
EDEC 4362 Language&Literature for the Young Child
3 SCH
EDEC 5324 Advanced Study of the Young Child
3 SCH
EDEC 5361 Curriculum and Materials for Early Childhood Education
3 SCH
TOTAL 18 SCH

Early Childhood - 4th Grade Bilingual Post-Baccalaureate Certification

EDBE 3325 Dual Language Methods for ECE-4th Grade Bil
3 SCH
EDBE 4334 Teaching the Content Areas in Dual Language
3 SCH
    Environments/Early Childhood-4th Grade
3 SCH
EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
3 SCH
EDCI 4398 Senior Practicum
3 SCH
EDCI 5300 Teaching/Learning Principles in the Public Schools
3 SCH
EDRD 4317 Teaching English Literacy from a Spanish Literacy Base
3 SCH
TOTAL
18 SCH


4th - 8th Grade Bilingual Generalist Post-Baccalaureate Certification

EDBE 3326 Dual Language Methods for 4-12 Grade Bil
3 SCH
EDBE 4335 Teaching the Content Areas in the Dual Language
3 SCH
    Environment, 4-8 Bilingual
3 SCH
EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
3 SCH
EDCI 4398 Senior Practicum
3 SCH
EDCI 5300 Teaching and Learning Principles in the Public Schools
3 SCH
EDRD 4317 Teaching English Literacy from a Spanish Literacy Base
3 SCH
TOTAL
18 SCH

 

Generic Special Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification

EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
3 SCH
EDCI 4398 Senior Practicum
3 SCH
EDSE 3310 High Incident Disabilities
3 SCH
EDSE 3315 Low Incident Disabilities
3 SCH
EDSE 3320 Measurement and Evaluation in Special Education
3 SCH
EDCI 5300 Teaching and Learning Principles in the Public Schools
3 SCH
TOTAL
18 SCH



8th - 12th Grade Post-Baccalaureate Certification

EDBE 3326 Dual Language Methods for 4-12 Bilingual Instruction
3 SCH
EDCI 3302 Language Acquisition and Development
3 SCH
EDCI 4398 Senior Practicum
3 SCH
EDCI 5300 Teaching and Learning Principles in the Public Schools
3 SCH
EDSE 3310 High Incident Disabilities
3 SCH
EDRD 3320 Content Reading
3 SCH
TOTAL
18 SCH

NOTE: Up to nine semester hours of coursework in the teaching field may be required based on scores on the secondary TExES.

Additional coursework may be required when candidates are working toward certification outside their major field in which the bachelor's degree was earned.

Eligibility to Take TExES Exams
Students are eligible to take an TExES exam when they have completed all program requirements, which include: completing all required courses with a satisfactory grade, earning a "C" or better in all Education courses, maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.7 or higher, maintaining a grade point average of 2.7 or higher in the teaching field or specialization, and attending required TExES review sessions.

Students who have been approved to take a TExES exam must obtain a registration bulletin and a bar code from the Certification Office. Students will be responsible for correctly completing their registration forms and mailing them by the deadlines given in the registration bulletin. To be eligible to test, students must complete all program requirements which include the successful completion of all coursework, reviews, and pre-tests.

Obtaining Teacher Certification
Teacher Certification is obtained after the candidate has completed the certification program he/she has been enrolled in and has passed the appropriate TExES exams. To obtain Texas Teacher Certification, candidates must complete an on-line Application for Certification and submit it to the State Board for Educator Certification. Information for the application process is available in the Teacher Certification Office.

The Certification Officer will review the candidate's application to ensure that all program requirements have been successfully completed. The application will be forwarded by the Certification Officer to the State Board of Educator Certification. ALL HOLDS MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE CERTIFICATION CAN BE FORWARDED TO THE STATE BOARD. The Teacher Certificate will be issued by the State Board of Educator Certification.

All certificates issued by the State are Five-Year Renewable certificates. The individual holding the certificate must submit documentation to the State every five years showing that he/she has completed the required clock hours of professional development activities relating to his/her area of certification.

Important Notice: As the State Board for Educator Certification makes changes in the certification framework, degree plans may be subject to change. Any changes made by the state in interpreting the rulings on educator certification programs in Texas may supersede the requirements of the existing degree plan, certification or deficiency plan.

The following courses comprise the Core Curriculum for all Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with specialization in Early Childhood, Bilingual Education and Reading.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
SPECIALIZATION- EARLY CHILDHOOD, BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND READING

CORE CURRICULUM
42 SCH
EDFS 1152 Health and Wellness 1
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1301 The U.S. to 1877 3
HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
ARTS   Any fine arts course 3
ENGLISH   Sophomore English Literature 3
MATH   MATH 1314 or higher 3
SCIENCE   Life and Earth Science 8
COMMUNICATION   ENGL 2311, HUM 2301 or SPCH 1311 3
    Social Behavioral Science 3

MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

MINOR CURRICULUM - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
18 SCH
Select 18 sch from the courses listed below with at leasat 12 SCH at the 3000-4000 level:
EDEC 1304 Play and Play Environments
EDEC 2324 The Young Child
EDEC 3363 Expressive Arts for the Young Child
EDEC 3364 Mathematics and Science Principles for Young Children
EDEC 4362 Language and Literacy for the Young Child
EDEC 4366 Curriculum and Materials in Early Childhood Education
EDEC 4199-4399 Issues in Early Childhood Education

MINOR IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

MINOR CURRICULUM - HEALTH AND WELLNESS
18 SCH
EDHW 3340 Healthy Lifestyles
EDHW 3341 Health Issues of Diverse Populations
EDHW 3345 Chronic and Infectious Diseases
EDHW 4310 School/Community Health Promotions
EDHW 4315 Comprehensive Sexuality Education
EDHW 4320 Substance Abuse Education
Note: Students opting for a Health and Wellness minor must meet all College of Education admissions standards.

MINOR IN READING

MINOR CURRICULUM-READING
18 SCH
Select 18 sch from the courses listed below:
EDRD 3300 Word Identification
EDRD 3302 Literacy
EDRD 3303 Teaching Reading and Language Arts
EDRD 3309 Teaching Reading in the Schools
EDRD 3311 Classroom Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
EDRD 3320 Content Reading
EDRD 4303 Special Topics in Secondary Education: Strategies for Teaching Reading in
       the Secondary School
EDRD 4305 Reading Materials for Individualized Instruction
EDRD 4307 Reading Comprehension
EDRD 4315 Reading Problems in Middle and High School
EDRD 4317 Teaching English Literacy from a Spanish Literacy Base
EDRD 4330 Managing and Enhancing Reading Programs
EDRD 4399 Issues in Reading

MINOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

MINOR CURRICULUM-SPECIAL EDUCATION
18 SCH
Select 18 sch from the courses listed below:
EDSE 3305 Introduction to Special Education
EDSE 3310 High Incident Disabilities
EDSE 3315 Low Incident Disabilities
EDSE 3320 Measurement and Evaluation for Special Education
EDSE 3325 Management of Special Education Classrooms
EDSE 4330 Special Education Law and Procedures
EDSE 4360 Teaching Children with Emotional Disturbances
EDSE 4199-4399 Issue in Special Education

SUPPORT AREA IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

SUPPORT AREA CURRICULUM - HEALTH AND WELLNESS
15 SCH
Required courses:
EDHW 3340 Health Lifestyles
EDHW 3341 Health Issues of Diverse Populations
Three courses chosen from:
EDHW 3345 Chronic and Infectious Diseases
EDHW 4310 School/Community Health Promotion
EDHW 4315 Comprehensive Sexuality Education
EDHW 4320 Substance Abuse Education
Note: Students opting for a Health and Wellness Support Area must meet all College of Education admission standards.

 

PROGRAMS OF STUDY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Degree Requirements for the BS in Communication Disorders:

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Math Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Support Area: 15 SCH: EDEC 4362, COMM 3300, COMM 3320, COMM 3321 and PSYC 2317.
  5. Field of Study: 12 SCH including: EDEC 2324, EDFS 2316, PSYC 2301 and PSYC 2312. PSYC 2301 meets the Social/Behavioral Science requirement in the Core.
  6. Specialization: 51 SCH including: CSDO 3122, 3126 (repeated once), 3305, 3313, 3321, 3325, 4300, 4320, 4321, 4330, 4331, 4333, 4335; EDSE 3305, 3315, 4330; ENGL 3347 and PSYC 4305.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS Bilingual Generalist Grades 4-8 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 130 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Support Area: 6 SCH: EDRD 4315 and 4317.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including: MATH 1350, 1351, PSYC 2312 and SOCI1306/NURS1302.
  5. Spanish: 6 SCH: SPAN 2320 and 2327.
  6. Specialization: 24 SCH including: EDBE 3322, 3326, 3338, 3340, 4310, EDSE 3305, SPAN 3317 and 4310.
  7. Combination of Subjects: 19 SCH including ENGL 3325 and 3347, SOST 4392, SPAN 4317, PHYS 1370, 1170, and NSCI 3301.
  8. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3305, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS Early Childhood:

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 124 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Support Area: 9 SCH: EDRD 3302, 3309 and 3320.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including: EDEC 1304, 1308, 2324 and EDFS 2316.
  5. Specialization: 18 SCH including: EDEC 3363, 3364, 4362, 4366, EDSE 3305 and EDBE 3325.
  6. Combination of Subjects: 22 SCH including ENGL 3323 and 3324, SOST 4391, PHYS 1370, 1170, NSCI 3301, MATH 1350 and 1351.
  7. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

 

Degree Requirements for the BSIS Early Childhood Bilingual Specialization:

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 127 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Support Area: 9 SCH: EDEC 4362, EDRD 3309 and 4317.
  4. Field of Study: 9 SCH including: EDEC 1304, 2324 and EDFS 2316.
  5. Spanish: 6 SCH: SPAN 2320 and 2327.
  6. Specialization: 18 SCH including: EDBE 4336, 3325, 3322, 4334, 4310, and EDSE 3305.
  7. Combination of Subjects: 22 SCH including ENGL 3323, SOST 4391, SPAN 4310, PHYS 1370, 1170, NSCI 3301, MATH 1350 and 1351.
  8. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

 

Degree Requirements for the BSIS Early Childhood Reading Specialization:

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 124 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Support Area: 9 SCH: EDEC 4362, EDRD 3320 and EDSE 3305.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including: EDEC 1304, 1308, 2324 and EDFS 2316.
  5. Specialization: 18 SCH including: EDRD 3300, 3303, 4305, 4307, 3309 and 3311.
  6. Combination of Subjects: 22 SCH including ENGL 3323 and 3324, SOST 4391, PHYS 1370, 1170, NSCI 3301, MATH 1350 and 1351.
  7. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

 

Degree Requirements for the BS Fitness and Sports All Level Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 126 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Support Area: 15 SCH: 3 SCH selected from EDRD 3309, 3320 or 4315; 12 SCH selected from one discipline.
  4. Math Elective: 6 SCH: MATH 1350 and 1351.
  5. Major: 42 SCH including: EDFS 1101, 1104, 1111, 2300, 2301 2303, 2310, 2316, 2325, 3300, 3301, 3305, 4300, 4301, 4305 and 4307.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304/3305, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

 

Degree Requirements for the BS Fitness and Sports Non Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation. Core Curriculum science requirements are BIOL 1470-Human Biology and any other science with CHEM 1411-General Chemistry, highly recommended.
  3. Math Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 42 SCH including: EDFS 1101, 1104, 1111, 2300, 2301 2303, 2310, 2316, 2325, 3300, 3301, 4300, 4301, 4305, 4307 and 3 SCH 3000-4000 level EDFS.
  5. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  6. Support Area/Electives: 15 SCH at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.

 

Degree Requirements for the BS Special Education All Level Certification:

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 124 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the Requirements for Graduation.
  3. Support Area: 6 SCH: EDRD 3309 and 3311.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including: EDEC 2324, EDFS 2316, PSYC 2301 and 2312.
  5. Specialization: 18 SCH including: EDSE 3305/EDCD 3305, EDSE 3310, EDSE 3315/EDCD 4333, EDSE 3320, EDSE 3325, and EDSE 4330.
  6. Combination of Subjects: 25 SCH including EDRD 4305, EDSE 4315/EDCD3322, EDSE 4360/EDCD 3321, ENGL 3323, PHYS 1370, 1170, MATH 1350, 1351, and SOST 4391.
  7. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304/3305, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

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