Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8 English Language Arts and Reading Concentration), Bachelor of Science

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.

Summary

General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements65
Other Requirements15
Minor0
Total Hours122

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

Communication
ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
Mathematics
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENGL 2332World Literature I3
Creative Arts
MUSI 1315Fine Arts In Daily Living3
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
EDCI 210Ins Tec3
Total Hours42
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Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.

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(N) represents the number of course credits.

Major (4-8 English Language Arts and Reading) 

Relative Concentration
EDCI 346Intro to Edu Psychology3
EDCI 451Curriculum & Assessment for English Language3
RDG 301Content Foc Tchng:Reading3
RDG 302Reading Skills Development3
RDG 400Con Are Rdg3
RDG 401Div Pop3
RDG 402Informal Diagnosis3
RDG 404Reading/Study Skills3
RDG 406Reading Appreciation3
ENGL 2328African-American Literature3
ENG 351Tech Editing for Professionals3
ENG 439The Teaching of English3
Professional Development
EDCI 310Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng3
EDCI 328Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch3
EDCI 339Classrm Mngt3
EDCI 350Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment3
EDCI 404Cert Sem3
EDCI 435Lan Dev & Lit3
EDCI 450DIR STU TCH GRD 4-86
EDCI 452ESL Materials and Methods2
EDCI 458Seminar in Teaching3
Total Hours65

Other Requirements

FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
EDCI 340Ins Tec II3
HED 233History & Principles of Health2
KIN 235Intro to Adapted Physical Ed3
SPED 309Survey Exceptional Education I3
SPED 370Survey Exceptional EducationII3

Minor Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
MUSI 1315 Fine Arts In Daily Living 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
 Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
EDCI 210 Ins Tec 3
HED 233 History & Principles of Health 2
 Hours17
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
ENGL 2332 World Literature I 3
SPED 309 Survey Exceptional Education I 3
ENGL 2328 African-American Literature 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
KIN 235 Intro to Adapted Physical Ed 3
 Hours18
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
RDG 302 Reading Skills Development 3
EDCI 340 Ins Tec II 3
ENG 351 Tech Editing for Professionals 3
EDCI 346 Intro to Edu Psychology 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fifth Semester
RDG 301 Content Foc Tchng:Reading 1 3
RDG 400 Con Are Rdg 3
RDG 401 Div Pop 3
EDCI 404 Cert Sem 3
ENG 439 The Teaching of English 3
SPED Survey for Exceptional Educ. II 3
 Hours18
Sixth Semester
EDCI 310 Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng 3
EDCI 339 Classrm Mngt 3
EDCI 451 Curriculum & Assessment for English Language 3
RDG 402 Informal Diagnosis 3
EDCI 435 Lan Dev & Lit 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
EDCI 328 Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch 3
EDCI 350 Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment 3
EDCI 452 ESL Materials and Methods 2
RDG 406 Reading Appreciation 3
RDG 404 Reading/Study Skills 3
 Hours14
Eighth Semester
EDCI 450 DIR STU TCH GRD 4-8 6
EDCI 458 Seminar in Teaching 3
 Hours9
 Total Hours122
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Content Block Courses taken concurrently

Transition 0:

Before the end of Second Semester the candidate should:

  • TSI Exam Completed with a 3.0 GPA

Transition 1:

Before the end of Fourth Semester, candidate should:

  • Be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program.

Transition 2:

Before the end of Fifth Semester, candidate should:

  • Take and pass Content Representative Form.
  • Enroll in Field Experience Block 1 (EDCI 310 Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng and EDCI 339 Classrm Mngt)
  • Register with T-Cert.
  • Login with Certify Teacher

Before the end of Sixth Semester candidate should:

  • Take and pass the PPR Representative Form Test. Enroll in Field Experience Block 2 (EDCI 328 Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch and EDCI 350 Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment)
  • Take and pass the TExES Content Test.

Transition 3:

Before the end of the Seventh Semester, the candidate should:

  • Take and pass the TExES EC-12 PPR Test.
  • Apply for Clinical Teaching1

Transition 4:

By the end of the Eighth Semester, the candidate should:

  • Satisfy all requirements for Texas Teacher Certification
  • Graduate from the Educator Preparation Program
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Candidate cannot enroll in Clinical Teaching until the Content Representative Form Test and the PPR Representative Form Test have both been passed with 80% accuracy.