2012-2013 University Catalog



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DEGREES - MINORS - GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - GRADING POLICIES - EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS - MATRICULATION - CONTINUATION -
OPTION TO GRADUATE WITHOUT STUDENT TEACHING

ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE TExES EXAMS - BSIS CORE - MINORS - PROGRAMS OF STUDY

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Kinesiology (non-certification) (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Kinesiology with All-Level Certification (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Special Education with All Level Certification (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Bilingual Education with Grades EC-6 Certification (BSIS)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Early Childhood Education/Reading Specialization (BSIS)

UNDERGRADUATE CROSS-COLLEGE DEGREES
These following degree plans are listed under the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BS)

 

MINORS(for non-education majors)
Early Childhood Education

Health and Wellness

Kinesiology

Reading

Special Education  

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 accomplishing 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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
In order to graduate from the College of Education, all teacher candidates must complete the program with:

  • all coursework in the degree plan with a grade of "C" or better;
  • a TAMIU GPA of 2.7 and a 2.7 in the specialization/major (3.0 in Communication Disorders); 
  • all program/specialization/major "D's" and “F”s  retaken;
  • all incomplete grades converted to a “C” or better; and
  • all holds removed.

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, with or without notice in this catalog.

GRADING POLICIES
The College of Education has adopted the following grading scale:

A 93-100
B 84-92
C 75-83
F Below 75
S/CR/P Satisfactory/credit/pass
U/NC Unsatisfactory (no credit)
IP In Progress
W Dropped or withdrawn
I Incomplete


EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS
The College of Education Educator Preparation Programs are rated by the State Board for Educator Certification. Accreditation status is based on accountability standards as established by the Texas Education Agency.

The most recent Title II accountability data is available at the following website: http://title2.ed.gov/View.asp. Additional information is available upon request from the Teacher Certification Office.

Teacher candidates may choose to work toward certification at the following levels: (1) Early Childhood through Grade 6, (2) Grades 7-12, Secondary; and (3) All-level. Certification programs are field-based and have co-tangent tasks which coincide with coursework

Each certification program is highly integrated with field-based experiences, requiring teacher candidates, cooperating teachers, public school administrators, and University faculty to work collaboratively at designated campuses. Teacher candidates enrolled in the program are assigned to mentor teachers at specified elementary or secondary public schools.  Field based experiences are on a continuum of early field experiences through full time teaching. Throughout the programs, teacher candidates observe, prepare teaching activities and lessons, and as a capstone experience are placed in an EC-12 environment for full time teaching (12 weeks minimum). Teacher candidates typically are in field-based placements, including student teaching, for approximately 600 hours.

.MATRICULATION
Students interested in programs/majors/certifications must apply to the College of Education. Admission to the College is contingent upon meeting full admission requirements, which is a separate application process from the University’s admission procedures. Acceptance to the University does not ensure acceptance into the College of Education. Students who are fully admitted to the College of Education will be eligible to enroll in 3000-4000 level education courses in their major. Full admission requirements are:
        l.      Application: Submit an application form (available at KL 426) and a $15.00 non-refundable fee for admission to the College of Education.
        2.     Courses: Complete all core curriculum coursework with a grade of “C” or better.
        3.     WIN Courses: Complete at least one Writing Intensive course at the 1000-2000 level. (For students with less than 60 credit hours.)
        4.     University Seminar: Complete two University Seminar courses (UNIV 1101 and 1102) linked to education courses. Students who transfer in with 30 or more credit hours are exempt from the UNIV requirement.
        5.     Assessment of Basic Skills: Complete one of the following basic skills tests and pass with a minimal score as noted below:        

THEA  

Reading

240

 

Math

 

250

 

Writing

240

 

 

 

COMPASS

 

Reading

86

 

Algebra

 

45

 

Writing Skills

59

 

Written Essay

6

SAT

 

Verbal

500

 

Math

 

500

 

Composite

1070

 

 

 

ACT

 

Reading

19

 

Math

 

19

 

Composite

23

     

Accuplacer

 

Reading

98

 

Math

 

66

 

Writing Skills

80

 

Written Essay

6

                Test scores obtained more than five years before applying for admission to the college will not be accepted.
        6.     Demonstrate Oral Proficiency in the English language.
        7.     Demonstrate Written Proficiency in the English language.
       8.     TAMIU GPA: Have a TAMIU GPA of 2.7. Students desiring entry into the undergraduate or certificate programs in Communication Disorders must have a TAMIU GPA, or an undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
        9.     Foreign Language Requirement: Meet the University’s Foreign Language graduation requirement. This may be demonstrated by:
                        a.     completion of three years of high school study of a single foreign language with a minimum grade of 80 (3.0) at the end of the third year,
                                or
                        b.     earning a minimum grade of "C" in 6 SCH in one foreign language,
                                or
                        c.     CLEP or AP exam scores that award 6 SCH in one foreign language,
                                or
                        d.     completion of two foreign language courses in one language with a "C" or better from the University's International Language Institute,
                                or
                        E.    completion of two American Sign Language courses with a "C" or better.
      10.    The TOEFL IBT is required of all students having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL IBT score of 26 in each of the four areas (reading, listening, speaking and writing) is required for admission to the College of Education.

In order to register for 3000-4000 College of Education courses, students must maintain a 2.7 TAMIU GPA, a 2.7 semester GPA and a 2.7 GPA in the specialization/major. Students in the Communication Disorders program must maintain a 3.0 TAMIU GPA.

Teacher candidates must earn a “C” or better in all education courses. Any teacher candidate earning less than a “C” in a prerequisite course must repeat the failed course before enrolling in subsequent courses.

A teacher candidate may enroll in the same undergraduate course a maximum of three (3) times in order to obtain a “C” or better. After the third unsuccessful attempt to earn a “C” or better in a course, the teacher candidate must change program/major. When teacher candidates change their program/major, all current program/major admission requirements must be met.

To be eligible to enroll in EDCI 4993 Student Teaching, teacher candidates must fulfill the following:
•      have a TAMIU GPA of 2.7 and a TAMIU GPA of 2.7 in the specialization/major;
•      complete all degree plan courses with a grade of "C" or better;
•      pass the content/specialization/major TExES Certification Exams; and
•      submit an application for Student Teaching in the office of the Director.

Teacher candidates who are unable to meet admission requirements for EDCI 4693 Student Teaching may either pursue another degree program outside the College of Education in order to complete a bachelor’s degree or complete the non-student teaching option.

CONTINUATION OF UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

STANDARDS OF PROGRESS
All teacher candidates must maintain an TAMIU GPA of 2.7 or higher (3.0 for Communication Disorders majors) to remain in good standing and to graduate. Any teacher candidate who receives less than a 2.7 GPA (3.0 for Communication Disorders) is subject to academic probation.

OVERLOADS
Overloads will only be approved for TAMIU GPAs of 3.0 or higher and approval of the department chair and dean.

ACADEMIC PROBATION

Once fully admitted to the College of Education, a teacher candidate remains in good academic standing if the TAMIU and the program/major GPA is 2.7 or above (3.0 or above for Communication Disorders majors). A teacher candidate is on academic probation if the TAMIU GPA falls below 2.7 (3.0 for Communication Disorders majors). Notification of academic probation is through the Dean’s Office. Teacher candidates on probation may be required to register for a limited course load.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION
A teacher candidate who is on probation and continues to receive less than a tamiu GPA of 2.7 (3.0 for Communication Disorders majors) in a subsequent semester will be suspended by the College of Education. A teacher candidate who has been suspended for academic reasons may not petition the College of Education for readmission until one long semester has elapsed. Summer sessions are considered short terms and thus must not be supplanted for a long term. A teacher candidate suspended for any reason will be subject to those criteria and guidelines specified in the University Catalog and required by the major, College of Education, and/or Texas Education Agency in effect at the time of readmission. Enrollment waivers for teacher candidates on suspension will not be granted. When a teacher candidate returns from suspension, the teacher candidate must enroll in and repeat those courses in which the teacher candidate earned a less than satisfactory grade, before subsequent or new courses are taken.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
For state approved programs leading to certification, as the state implements new requirements for certification, they will become compulsory at the time required with or without notice in this catalog. Students in these programs/majors have sole responsibility to comply with requirements for certification and to keep current with changes in certification requirements.

Students enrolled in certification programs will need to obtain a fingerprint clearance and may be subject to a criminal background check.

Before teacher candidates may be recommended for taking the state certification exams, they must take and demonstrate successful diagnostic readiness on a practice exam in the area of certification sought.

Option to Graduate Without Completing the Student Teaching Semester
COED candidates in their culminating semester may supplant/substitute 12 credits from a pool of specified courses in lieu of completing their student teaching requirement for certification. By doing so candidates electing this route may graduate in the degree program and will not be recommended for certification. Candidates choosing this route must:

  • be in the culminating semester of their degree program;
  • be in good standing in the College of Education by having a TAMIU 2.7 GPA or higher and a 2.7 or higher GPA in the major;
  • complete all degree plan courses with a grade of “C” or better (including coursework completed in the Core Curriculum and all courses that are approved as substitutions for courses required on the degree plan);
  • complete all program requirements except student teaching plus one course remaining;
  • register for EDCI 4399, Issues in Curriculum and Instruction;
  • register for nine (9) additional credit hours from a selected pool of courses approved by the College for this culminating term;
  • forfeit eligibility to obtain approval by the College of Education to sit for any TExES exams as an undergraduate program finisher; and
  • sign a statement of agreement.

Post-graduation certification may be attained through either a post-baccalaureate or Alternative Certification Program of the student’s choice.

Eligibility to Take TExES Exams
Approval to take TExES Exams is based on the procedure and criteria listed below. These procedures and criteria apply to all candidates pursuing degrees with teacher certification, regardless of their catalog year.

  1. Good Standing. The College of Education has specific requirements that are different and higher than those required by the University. An undergraduate student in good standing with the College of Education must have a TAMIU GPA of 2.7 or higher and an TAMIU GPA of 2.7 or higher in the specialization/major.
  2. Test Preparation Session and Practice Tests.
    1. Candidates must complete six (6) clock hours of Test Preparation and demonstrate diagnostic readiness on appropriate practice tests before receiving approval to take any TExES exam. Test Preparation Sessions will be scheduled and conducted by University faculty. Three (3) of these hours will be completed prior to applying to Student Teaching.
    2. Candidates pursuing certification must complete the appropriate practice tests to be approved to take the TExES exam. Approval for Practice Tests will be through the Certification Office in the College of Education. Practice tests are administered in the Texas A&M International University Testing Center, by appointment only.
  3. Exam Sequence. Teacher Candidates seeking initial teacher certification must take TExES exams in the prescribed sequence noted below:
    1. Generalist/Content Exam in the specialization/major area. The Generalist/Content Exam will be taken the semester prior to Student Teaching.

      Hoever, sStudents who have completed 75% or more of their coursework in the specialization/major with an TAMIU GPA of 3.6 or higher will be eligible to sit for a practice test during their junior year. Students who are successful on the practice test will be eligible to take the TExES exam in the specialization/major.
    2. The Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR). Students will take the practice test for the PPR during the Student Teaching semester. Students may register for the practice test after receiving three (3) hours of test preparation and documentng readiness. Candidates who are successful on the practic test will be eligible to take the TExES PPR exam.
  4. Before taking a second TExES exam, undergraduate students must pass the TExES exam they have been approved to take before attempting a second exam.
  5. Student Support. Students who are unsuccessful on a practice test or TExES exam will be required to seek support designed to address domains/competencies on the exam in which the student was unsuccessful. Intervention will be carried out by faculty at Texas A&M International University. Students must demonstrate diagnostic readiness to be eligible to sit fo the TExES exam.
  6. Students are responsible for correctly completing their TExES Registration forms online at www.texes.ets.org by the deadlines given in the online TExES Registration Bulletin. Students are required to pay for their exams online with a credit card.
  7. NOTE: THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MAY GRADUATE STUDENTS BUT NOT RECOMMEND STUDENTS FOR CERTIFICATION WHO DO NOT MEET QUALIFYING CRITERIA.

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 (5) -Year Renewable certificates. The individual holding the certificate must submit documentation to the State every five (5)years showing that he/she has completed the required clock hours of professional development activities relating to his/her area of certification.

CORE CURRICULUM

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
SPECIALIZATIONS IN EC-6 READING AND EC-6 BILINGUAL EDUCATION

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

All students must enroll in two one (1) credit University Seminar Courses (i.e., Learning Communities), unless they transfer in 30 or more credit hours.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MINORS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN NON-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

(For students outside the College of Education)

MINOR CURRICULUM - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
18 SCH
Select 18 sch from the courses listed below with at leas 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
Note: Students opting for an Early Childhood Education minor must meet all College of Education admissions standards.

MINOR IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS
(For students outside the College of Education)

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 KINESIOLOGY
(For students outside the College of Education)
MINOR CURRICULUM - KINESIOLOGY
One course from:
KINE 2300 Physical Fitness
KINE 2325 First Aid
Required Courses:
KINE 2301 Foundations of Fitness and Sports
KINE 3300 Exercise Physiology
KINE 4300 Biomechanics
KINE 4301 Tests and Measurements
One course selected from:
KINE 3301 Coaching
KINE 3305 Teaching Physical Education
KINE 4305 Adaptive Physical Education
KINE 4307 Sports Management


MINOR IN READING
(For students outside the College of Education)

MINOR CURRICULUM-READING
18 SCH
Select 18 sch from the courses listed below:
EDRD 3300 Word Identification
EDRD 3302 Teaching Reading to Bilingual/Multicultural Young Learners
EDRD 3303 Teaching Reading and Language Arts
EDRD 3309 Teaching Reading in the Schools
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 4311 Classroom Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
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
Note: Students opting for a Health and Wellness minor must meet all College of Education admissions standards.

MINOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
(For students outside the College of Education)

MINOR CURRICULUM-SPECIAL EDUCATION
18 SCH
Required courses:
EDSE 3305 Introduction to Special Education
EDSE 4330 Special Education Law and Procedures
Select 12 SCH from the following:
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 4315 Adapting the Curriculum for Special Education
EDSE 4360 Teaching Children with Emotional Disturbances
Note: Students opting for a Health and Wellness minor must meet all College of Education admissions standards.

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: 12 SCH: EDEC 4362; COMM 3320 or 4340; COMM 3305 or 4320 or 4325; and PSYC 2317.
  5. Field of Study: 9 SCH including: EDEC 2324, EDFS 2316, PSYC 2301 and PSYC 2314. PSYC 2301 meets the Social/Behavioral Science requirement in the Core.
  6. Specialization: 54 SCH including: CSDO 3122, 3126 (repeated once), 3305, 3313, 3321, 3325, 4300, 4320, 4321, 4330, 4331, 4333, 4335, 4336; EDSE 3305, 3315, 4330; ENGL 3347 or PSYC 4309; and PSYC 4305.

Degree Requirements for the BS in Kinesiology 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: KINE 1101, 1104, 1111, 2300, 2301 2303, 2310, 2316, 2325, 3300, 3301, 3305, 4300, 4301, 4305 and 4307.
  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.
    Note: Students in the non-certification kinesiology program who wish to change to the certification program must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Education and may need to repeat coursework to meet admission criteria.

Degree Requirements for the BS Kinesiology 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: KINE 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 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.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS Bilingual Education EC-6 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: 9 SCH: EDEC 4362, EDRD 3309 and 4317.
  4. Field of Study: 9 SCH including: EDEC 1304, 2324 and EDFS 2316.
  5. Spanish: 9 SCH: SPAN 3300, 3305, 4311.
  6. Specialization: 18 SCH including: EDBE 4336, 3325, 3322, 4334, 4310, and EDSE 3305.
  7. Combination of Subjects: 25 SCH including ENGL 3323, MATH 1350 and 1351, NSCI 3301, PHYS 1370, 1170, SOST 4391, SPAN 3310 and 4317.
  8. Professional Development: 18 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 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, EDEC 3374 and EDSE 3305.
  4. Field of Study: 15 SCH including: EDEC 2324, EDEC 3384, EDEC 3394, EDFS 2316 and MATH 3390.
  5. Specialization: 18 SCH including: EDRD 3302, 3303, 3309, 3320, 4305 and 4311.
  6. Combination of Subjects: 22 SCH including ENGL 3323 and 3347, SOST 4391, PHYS 1370, 1170, NSCI 3301, MATH 1350 and 1351.
  7. Professional Development: 18 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324




 

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