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Undergraduate Curriculum | Course Descriptions

Administrative Officers
Dean Stacey Edmonson, Ed.D.
(936) 294-1101; (sedmonson@shsu.edu)
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies Debra Price, Ed.D.
(936) 294-1125; (edu_dpp@shsu.edu)
Associate Dean of Teacher Education Sandra Stewart, Ed.D.
(936) 294-1103; (sks050@shsu.edu)
Assistant Dean of Assessment Matthew Fuller, Ph.D.
(936) 294-2539; (mbf005@shsu.edu)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction Bill Edgington, Ed.D., Chair
(936) 294-1213; (cai_wde@shsu.edu)
Department of Educational Leadership Harris, Anthony, Ed.D., Chair
(936) 294-4659; (elc_ajh@shsu.edu)
Department of Counselor Education Mary Nichter, Ph.D., Chair
(936) 294-3858; (edu_msn@shsu.edu)
Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations Barbara Greybeck, Ph.D., Chair
(936) 294-3969; (bjg018@shsu.edu)
Department of Library Science Holly Weimer, Ed.D., Chair
(936) 294-1150; (haw001@shsu.edu)

 Website: http://www.shsu.edu/academics/education/

The College of Education is comprised of five academic units: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership; Counselor Education; Language, Literacy, and Special Populations; and Library Science. Teacher Certification is also under the administrative purview of the College of Education.

Mission

Through excellent instruction, research and public service, the College of Education provides students with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, strategies, and experiences which allow them to serve in diverse roles and function productively in society.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs
Majors
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Minors
Early Childhood Education (not for certification) Language, Literacy and Special Populations
Human Services Education Leadership and Counseling
Special Education (not for certification) Language, Literacy, and Special Populations

Note: There is not an undergraduate major in Secondary Education. The primary teaching field will be listed as the major for students seeking certification in Grades 8-12.

Teacher Preparation Programs at Sam Houston State University

Levels of Certification
EC-6 Early Childhood 6th Grade
4-8 Middle Grades(4th-8th
6-12 Grades 6th-12th
7-12 Secondary 7th-12th
EC-12 All-level: Early Childhood-12th

College/Department Housing Major:
COS College of Sciences
COBA College of Business Administration
COE College of Education
CFAMC College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
CHS College of Health Sciences
CHSS College of Humanities and Social Sciences
C&I Department of Curriculum and Instruction
LLSP Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations

Content Area Level of Certification Major College/Department
Agricultural Science and Technology 6-12 COS: Agriculture
Art EC-12 CFAMC: Art
Generalist EC-6 COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Generalist with Bilingual Spanish EC-6 COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Generalist with Special Education EC-6, EC-12 (SPED) COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Business Education 6-12 COBA: General Business
Computer Science 8-12 COS: Computer Science
Dance 8-12 CFAMC: Theatre & Dance
English, Language Arts and Reading 7-12 CHSS: English
English, Language Arts, and Reading/Social Studies 4-8 CHSS: English
Family & Consumer Sciences 6-12 CHS: Family & Consumer Sciences
Languages Other than English-French EC-12 CHSS: Foreign Languages
Languages Other than English-German EC-12 CHSS: Foreign Languages
Health EC-12 CHS: Health Services and Promotion
History 7-12 CHSS: History
Journalism 7-12 CHSS: Mass Communication
Languages Other than English-Spanish EC-12 CHSS: Foreign Languages
Life Science 7-12 COS: Biology
Mathematics 4-8 COE: C&I
Mathematics 7-12 CHSS: Mathematics
Mathematics/Science 4-8 COE: C&I
Music EC-12 CFAMC: Music
Physical Education EC-12 CHS: Health Services and Promotion
Physical Sciences 6-12 COS: Physics
Social Studies 7-12 CHSS: Polical Science, History
Speech 7-12 CFAMC: Mass Communication
Technology Applications EC-12 COS: Computer Science
Technology Education 6-12 COS: Agriculture
Theatre or Theatre Arts EC-12 COS: Theatre & Dance
Trade and Industrial Education 6-12 COS: Agriculture

Highlights

  • Preparing high quality teachers for high performing schools through collaborative partnerships with 70 area school districts.
  • All elementary teaching candidates are prepared to meet the needs of English Language Learners in the classrooms of Texas.
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for more than 50 years.
  • Exceptional candidate performance on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards.

Internships

Internships in public schools are permitted only for candidates who already have a baccalaureate degree. The Student Teaching experience provides intensive, extended activity in the field for undergraduate teaching candidates. 

Scholarships

Several academic scholarships are available for undergraduate teaching candidates through the academic departments in the College of Education; other scholarships are also available through the University. Information about departmental scholarships and application forms may be obtained at College of Education. Information on University scholarships may be obtained at the Office of Academic Scholarships or telephone (936) 294-1672.

College Specific Requirements

Required Field Experiences
Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate candidates are required to participate in field experiences in the public schools. Requirements for these activities vary by course and are coordinated by the Director of Educator Preparation Services. The Educator Preparation Services office facilitates a review of the criminal history background of each candidate to assure the safety of the public school children who interact with SHSU teaching candidates. This review is required by state law.

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program Admission Standards

In the first education class, candidates seeking initial Teacher Certification apply online for admission to the program. A one-time application fee is charged upon application. In addition, candidates for admission must obtain an online account in the College of Education data management system. Admission to the Educator Preparation program requires meeting each of the criteria listed below and will be pending until each requirement is satisfied. Teaching candidates will not be permitted to participate in the Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block, or Student Teaching without full admission and continued academic good standing in the Educator Preparation Program.  The requirements are: Demonstration of successful college performance:

  • 2.75 overall GPA (includes transfer hours and SHSU hours)
  • 2.75 GPA in content area or teaching field
  • “C” or above in all courses in the teaching field or required for certification. This includes all coursework in the core curriculum for those candidates preparing to be elementary or middle school teachers.
  • Video Interview

Basic Skillls Requirement

The Texas State Board for Educator Certification requires that basic skills scores in reading, written commu ication, and mathematice must be achieved.  The specific ways to meet the requirement are listed in the link porvided below:

http://www.shsu.edu/dot/Asset/ec7315bb-4flc-4f66-94b3-11e4203916c5.pdf

Clear Criminal History Background Check Regular admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to placement in the Literacy Methods Block and/or Content Methods Block coursework. The requirements for admission to blocks are:

Full admission and continued academic good standing in the Educator Preparation Program, and
Satisfactory demonstration of oral communication skills
2.75 GPA in the teaching field or area of specialization, and
No grade below “C” in courses required for the teaching field or certification
               
Full Admission and continued academic good standing in the program are also required for placement in Student Teaching.

Teacher Certification

The preparation of teachers for the public schools in Texas is the responsibility of the entire Sam Houston State University community and the public school districts that participate Sam Houston’s Innovative Partnerships with Schools. Students seeking certification in grades EC-6 or 4-8 will follow the degree plan for Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who wish to teach a content subject in grades 7-12 or 8-12 will major in a teaching field area (i.e. Mathematics, English, History) with a minor in Secondary Education (SED). Some specialized areas of teaching require certification for a wider range of grades, usually 6-12 or EC-12. The Certification Officer, located in the Steele Center for Professional Practice, will provide certification and grade level assignment information upon request.
               
All teaching certificates are issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) under the supervision of the Texas Education Agency, upon recommendation of the University, and are subject to change. This recommendation includes verified completion of an approved program in educator preparation and a statement affirming the academic, moral, and physical fitness of the individual for service as a teacher. Sam Houston State University regards this recommendation process as a serious responsibility and has high standards for admission to candidacy in the SHSU Educator Preparation program, checkpoints throughout the program, and exit requirements.
               
Initial certification requires completion of a state-approved educator preparation program (programs are described below).
       
Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a state approved certification area may apply for admission to the post-baccalaureate alternate route to certification which includes admission to candidacy in the SHSU Educator Preparation Program. Information on this program may be obtained through the College of Education Graduate Studies Office at (936) 294-1105.

State of Texas Certification Tests

Candidates must successfully complete state-mandated certification examinations in order to be recommended for a standard certification by Sam Houston State University. Candidates take certification tests in the teaching field/s and in professional and pedagogical knowledge. Guidelines and procedures for taking state mandated certification tests are available on the website for TexES or at Educator Preparation Services or in the Garrett Teacher Education Center, Room 217.  It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the Texas standards for their area to become familiar with the testing guidelines and procedures, to be aware of test registration deadlines, and to complete registration forms correctly.

Application for State Teaching Certification

After the undergraduate has successfully completed the program requirements for graduation and certification and passed the appropriate certification exams, application should be made online to the State Board of Educator Certification for the standard teaching certificate. The University makes a recommendation for certification after the online application and fingerprinting process has been completed and the degree has been posted on the student’s transcript. After the post-baccalaureate candidate has successfully completed the program requirements for certification and passed the appropriate certification exams, the candidate applies online to the State Board of Educator Certification for his/her standard certificate using the same process. For further information, contact the SHSU Certification Officer at (936) 294-1045.
                                                                                                                                     
Candidates with a baccalaureate degree who wish to seek teacher certification as a post-baccalaureate student should contact the COE Graduate Studies Office at (936) 294-1105 for a transcript analysis.

Interdisciplinary Studies leading to certification in Early Childhood Through 6th Grade (EC-6) or 4th Grade Through 8th Grade (4-8)

For teaching in grades EC-6, the major is Interdisciplinary Studies with three choices for certification: The primary purpose of the Interdisciplinary Studies program is to prepare candidates to become exemplary teachers in Early Childhood through 6th grade (EC-6) classrooms and 4th grade through 8th grade (4-8) classrooms. The Interdisciplinary Studies program consists of at least 125 semester credit hours, including student teaching. In addition to meeting Texas Standards for EC-6 or 4-8 Teachers, these degree plan programs also prepare candidates to secure a supplemental certificate in English as a Second Language teaching, preferred by many school districts in Texas. The ESL supplemental certificate does not require proficiency in a second language, but prepares certification candidates for effective teaching of English language learners. Candidates registered for nine hours during the student teaching semester are considered to be full-time students by SHSU. Candidates majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies have the following choices of teaching certification:

  • Generalist (EC-6 Generalist), or
  • Generalist (EC-6 Generalist, with Bilingual Education Supplement), or
  • Generalist (EC-6 Generalist, with EC-12 Special Education).

For teaching in grades 4-8, the major is Interdisciplinary Studies with three choices of a minor:

  • English Language Arts and Reading/ Social Studies composite (4-8 ELAR/SS),
  • Mathematics (4-8 Mathematics), or
  • Mathematics/Science composite (4-8 Math/ Science).

While the Interdisciplinary Studies major is assigned to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, interdisciplinary content courses in Reading, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Early Childhood and Bilingual Education are offered by the faculty in the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations. For Interdisciplinary Studies majors, the current Texas Teaching Certificates awarded upon completion of all program requirements and successful performance on the related certification examinations are:

  • EC-6    Generalist
  • EC-6    Generalist with Bilingual Education Supplement
  • EC-6    Generalist, with EC-12 Special Education
  • 4-8      English Language Arts/Social Studies and ESL supplement
  • 4-8      Mathematics and ESL supplement
  • 4-8      Mathematics/Science ESL Supplement (all Interdisciplinary Studies candidates for this additional certificate)

Candidates majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies may also choose to minor in Early Childhood. That route DOES NOT lead to teaching certification. A teaching certificate for Early Childhood teachers is not offered by the State Board for Educator Certification. All of the above programs have a 42-hour common core of Foundation Courses and a common set of Professional Education Courses that does not exceed 24 semester credit hours. Each major has a unique set of Interdisciplinary Studies courses which vary in the number of hours depending on choice of certification. The Interdisciplinary Studies major component has a minimum of 48 hours. Degree plans which include dual certification fields will require additional semester hours of course credits. Students choosing one of these majors/minors should contact the education advisor in the SAM Center as soon as possible to learn the exact courses required for the selected minor and for advising to assist in a smooth progress through the program. All Interdisciplinary Studies majors are assessed at multiple benchmarks throughout their program and must be recommended at each checkpoint to progress through the program. Thus, they are:

1. required to apply for admission to Educator Preparation (see Admission to the Educator Preparation Programs, Admission Standards),
2. required to apply for placement in Literacy Block,
3. required to apply for placement in Methods Block, and
4. required to apply for Student Teaching.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, EC-6 Generalist
Certificates: EC-6 Generalist, ESL Supplement

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHECIME, READ, and SPED classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, EC-6 Generalist
Certificates: EC-6 Generalist, ESL Supplement
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
PHYS 1305/PHYS 1105 4 Sophomore
BIOL or CHEM 4 Sophomore
BESL 4301 3 Sophomore
MATH 3381 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
ECHE 3313 3 Sophomore
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
ECHE 3243 3 Junior
ECHE 3243 3 Junior
CIME 3375 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
SPAN 3361 3 Junior
SPAN 3367 3 Junior
BESL 4304 3 Junior
BESL 4303 3 Junior
TESL 4303 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3370, READ 3371, READ 3372, TESL 3303)
9 Junior
Content Methods Block
(READ 4305, CIEE 4334, CIEE 4335, CIEE 4336, CIEE 4385)
14 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIEE 4391, BESL 4320, CIEE 4384)
9 Senior
Total Hours 129

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Education Certificate: EC-6 Bilingual Generalist

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Education
Certificate: EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, and SPED classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
PHYS 1305/PHYS 1105 4 Sophomore
BIOL or CHEM 4 Sophomore
BESL 4301 3 Sophomore
MATH 3381 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
ECHE 3313 3 Sophomore
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
ECHE 3243 3 Junior
ECHE 3243 3 Junior
CIME 3375 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
SPAN 3361 3 Junior
SPAN 3367 3 Junior
BESL 4304 3 Junior
BESL 4303 3 Junior
TESL 4303 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3370, READ 3371, READ 3372)
9 Junior
Content Methods Block
(READ 4205, CIEE 4334, CIEE 4335, CIEE 4336, CIEE 4385)
14 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIEE 4391, BESL 4320, CIEE 4384)
9 Senior
Total Hours 133

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Education Certificate: EC-6 Bilingual Generalist

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Education
Certificate: EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, and SPED classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
PHYS 1305/PHYS 1105 4 Sophomore
BIOL or CHEM
4
Sophomore
BESL 4301
3
Sophomore
MATH 3381 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
ECHE 3313 3 Sophomore
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
CIEE 3323 2 Junior
ECHE 3243 2 Junior
CIME 3375 3 Junior
BESL 4304 3 Junior
BESL 4303 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
TESL 4303 3 Junior
SPAN 3361 3 Junior
SPAN 3367 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3370, READ 3372, READ 3371)
9 Junior
Content Methods Block
(READ 4205, CIEE 4334, CIEE 4335, CIEE 4336, CIEE 4385)
14 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIEE 4391, BESL 4320L, CIEE 4384)
9 Senior
Total Hours 132

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificates: EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Special Education

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Certificates: EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Special Education
Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIED, ECHE, CIME, READ, and SPED classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
PHYS 1305/PHYS 1105 4 Sophomore
BIOL or CHEM 4 Sophomore
MATH 3381 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
ECHE 2313 3 Sophomore
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
CIEE 3223 2 Junior
ECHE 3323 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
CIME 3375 3 Junior
SPED 3302 3 Junior
SPED 3304 3 Junior
SPED 3305 3 Junior
SPED 3303 3 Junior
SPED 4301 3 Junior
SPED 4302 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3370, READ 3372, READ 3371, TESL 3303)
10 Junior
Content Methods Block
(READ 4205, CIEE 4334, CIEE 4335, CIEE 4336)
11 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIEE 4384, CIEE 4391, SPED 4303)
9 Senior
Total Hours 130

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate: 4-8 ELAR/Social Studies

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Certificate: 4-8 ELAR/Social Studies
Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, and SPED classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
GEOG 1321 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
PHYS 1305/PHYS 1105 4 Freshman
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
ECON 2300 3 Sophomore
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
MATH 3381 3 Junior
READ 2373 3 Junior
READ 3374 3 Junior
GEOG 3359 or GEOG 4358 3 Junior
HIST 3398 3 Junior
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
CIEE 4385 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
SPED 3301 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3370, READ 3371, READ 3372)
9 Junior
Content Methods Block
(CIME 4336, CIME 4227, CIME 3376, CIME 3375, READ 4310)
14 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIME 4391, CIME 4392, TESL 4303)
10 Senior
Total Hours 125

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate: 4-8 Mathematics

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Certificate: 4-8 Mathematics
Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CINE, ECHE, CIME, READ, and SPED classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
BIOL 1408 4 Freshman
CHEM or PHYS 4 Freshman
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
MATH 2384 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
MATH 2385 3 Sophomore
MATH 3380 3 Junior
MATH 3383 3 Junior
MATH 3384 3 Junior
MATH 3386 3 Junior
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
CIEE 4385 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
MATH 3387 3 Junior
SPED 3301 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3373, READ 3374)
6 Junior
Content Methods Block
(CIME 4334, CIME 3376, CIME 4227, CIME 3375)
14 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIEE 4391, CIME 4392, CIME 4116, TESL 4303)
10 Senior
Total Hours 122

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate: 4-8 Mathematics/Science

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Certificate: 4-8 Mathematics/Science
Notes
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ classes
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
GEOG 1301/GEOG 1101 4 Freshman
CHEM 1406, PHYS 1311/PHYS 1111 or PHYS 1305/PHYS 1105
4 Freshman
MATH 1385 3 Freshman
BESL 2301 3 Freshman
SPED 2301 3 Sophomore
Major Core
CIEE 2333 3 Sophomore
MATH 2384 3 Sophomore
MATH 2385 3 Sophomore
BIOL 2401 3 Sophomore
MATH 3383 3 Junior
MATH 3384 3 Junior
MATH 3386 3 Junior
MATH 3387 3 Junior
CIEE 3374 3 Junior
CIEE 4385 3 Junior
BESL 3301 3 Junior
SPED 1301 3 Junior
Major
Literacy Methods Block
(READ 3373, READ 3385)
6 Junior
Content Methods Block
(CIME 4335, CIME 4227, CIME 3375, CIME 3376, READ 4310)
14 Senior
Student Teaching Block
(CIME 4391, CIME 4392, CIME 4116, TESL 4303)
10 Senior
Total Hours 127

Teaching Field Major/Education Minor

Leading to Certification in the Secondary Grades
Candidates for teaching certificates in grades 7 or 8-12 will major in the teaching field of their choice. The certification advisor, usually a professor in the major department, will provide guidance regarding the degree plan and other requirements. Within the College of Education, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will provide guidance regarding securing certification and professional education coursework. Students may contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at (936) 294-1146. Courses and requirements for secondary certification are shown below:

Professional Education Courses
CISE 4374, CISE 3384, CISE 4394, CISE 4364, CISE 4375, CISE 4377, CISE 4396, CISE 4397

Additional Degree Requirements for Secondary Certification Candidates

  • English (ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and ENGL Literature [2000 level or higher]) (Core Curriculum Component Areas 1 and 4)
  • Math (Core Curriculum Component Area 2)
  • Science (Core Curriculum Component Area 3)
  • Fine Arts (Core Curriculum Component Area 4)
  • History and Political Science (Core Curriculum Component Area 5)
  • Kinesiology or accepted substitutes (Core Curriculum Component Area 6)

All secondary certification minors are:

  • required to meet the admission requirement for the Educator Preparation Program, and to maintain good standing while attending SHSU (see Admission to the Educator Preparation Programs- Admission Standards)
  • required to purchase an account in the College of Education data management system.
  • required to apply for the secondary methods block (CISE 4394, CISE 4364, and READ 4320).
  • required to apply for student teaching (contact edu_ofe@shsu.edu for student teaching information).

Note: The above requirements represent a sequence of mandatory checkpoints.  Candidates must be recommended at each checkpoint to progress through the program.

Graduate Study
Graduate degrees offered through the College of Education are the Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy. The Graduate Catalog provides detailed information.


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