Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8 Social Studies 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.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements66
Other Requirements14
Total Hours122

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
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 1315Public Address3
or COMM 1321 Business & Professional Comm
EDCI 210Ins Tec3
Total Hours42

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.

Major (4-8 Social Studies)

Relative to Concentration
EDCI 346Intro to Edu Psychology3
HIST 246Introduction to Women's Study3
HIST 2381African American History I3
HIST 321African Amer Hist To 18653
HIST 342History of Mexico3
HIST 344Con Hist of US to 18773
HIST 371Texas History3
GEOG 330Intro To Cartography3
GEOG 331Geography Of Texas3
SOC 335Ethnic Groups In Society3
RDG 400Con Are Rdg3
RDG 401Div Pop3
Professional Development
EDCI 310Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng3
EDCI 328Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch3
EDCI 329Content Foc Tchng:Social Stud3
EDCI 339Classrm Mngt3
EDCI 350Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment3
EDCI 404Cert Sem3
EDCI 451Curriculum & Assessment for English Language3
EDCI 458Seminar in Teaching3
Total Hours66

Other Requirement

SPED 309Survey Exceptional Education I3
EDCI 340Ins Tec II3
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
KIN 235Intro to Adapted Physical Ed3
PE 1 Any course1
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours14

Minor Requirement

Interdisciplinary Studies, BS

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
MUSI 1315 Fine Arts In Daily Living 3
PE (Any Course) 1
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
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
Second Year
Third Semester
ENGL 2332 World Literature I 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 2381 African American History I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
HIST 246 Introduction to Women's Study 3
KIN 235 Intro to Adapted Physical Ed 3
Fourth Semester
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography 3
HIST 321 African Amer Hist To 1865 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
EDCI 340 Ins Tec II 3
SPED 309 Survey Exceptional Education I 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
RDG 400 Con Are Rdg 3
EDCI 329 Content Foc Tchng:Social Stud 1 3
GEOG 331 Geography Of Texas 3
HIST 371 Texas History 3
EDCI 404 Cert Sem 3
GEOG 330 Intro To Cartography 3
Sixth Semester
EDCI 310 Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng 3
EDCI 339 Classrm Mngt 3
SOC 335 Ethnic Groups In Society 3
EDCI 451 Curriculum & Assessment for English Language 3
HIST 344 Con Hist of US to 1877 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
EDCI 328 Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch 3
EDCI 350 Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment 3
HIST 342 History of Mexico 3
EDCI 346 Intro to Edu Psychology 3
RDG 401 Div Pop 3
Eighth Semester
EDCI 458 Seminar in Teaching 3
 Total Hours122

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.

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

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.