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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.I.S.


The mission of the B.S.I.S. undergraduate program is to prepare exemplary educators who possess and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, strategies, and dispositions necessary to develop learners in our culturally diverse society.

Degree Requirements

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree for Elementary Education:

  1. Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the section, UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, in this catalog.
  2. Lower Division:
    1. A combined total of 7 semester hours in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics; a combination is preferred), one of which must have a lab.
    2. 3 semester hours of mathematics as required by the university core requirements, selected from college algebra, finite, trigonometry, analytic geometry, or calculus
    3. 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech.
    4. 15 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 12 hours of TECA (Texas Early Childhood Articulation) EDUC/CUIN courses.
  3. Lower or Upper Division: 3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course. Must be within the last 5 years.
  4. Upper Division:
    1. CUIN 4320 Teaching English as a Second Language  or ENGL 3430 Professional Writing  
    2. 12 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences area.
    3. 27 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations.
    4. 24 hours of professional education.

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree for Middle School Education:

  1. Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the “University Degree Requirements for Middle School Education” section, in this catalog.
  2. Lower Division:
    1. A combined total of 7 semester hours in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics; a combination is preferred), one of which must have a lab.
    2. 6 semester hours of mathematics are required in addition to university core requirements. MATH 1350  and MATH 1351  should be taken.
    3. 3 semester hours in fundamentals of speech.
    4. 15 semester hours in the academic concentrations and specializations including 6 semester hours in TECA 1354 and EDUC 1301 or CUIN 1310 .
  3. Lower or Upper Division:
    1. 3 semester hours of a computer proficiency course. Must be within the last 5 years.
  4. Upper Division:
    1. CUIN 4320 Teaching English as a Second Language  or ENGL 3430 Professional Writing  
    2. 12 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences area.
    3. 27 hours in the academic concentrations and specializations.
    4. 24 hours of professional education.

These requirements are summarized below:

Interdisciplinary Studies Plan - Early Childhood


Grade 6 Core Subjects Certification


(For Students Entering UHV as Freshmen)

University Core Requirements


General

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life & Physical Sciences

Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social and Behavioral Science

Total: 122 s.h.


Associates of Arts in Teaching Track


Lower Level Requirements (60 hour AAT Requirements)


Lower Level Core Requirements

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life & Physical Sciences

  • BIOL w/Lab
  • CHEM w/Lab
  • PHYS w/Lab
Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

  • ENGL 2322
Core 060 American History

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • GEOG 1303 preferred
Core 090 Computer Literacy

Core 090 Speech

Lower Level Major Requirements

Upper Level Requirements (64 Hours)


Total: 124 s.h.


Admission to Teacher Education is a course prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program Block courses. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is admission to a professional program and is a separate process from admission to the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development prior to enrollment to determine they meet all requirements.

Non-Associates of Arts in Teaching Track


University Core Requirements


General Core Curriculum Requirements

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life and Physical Sciences

  • at least one course w/lab
Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

  • ENGL 2322
Core 050 Creative Arts

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences

Core 090 Computer Literacy

Major Program Requirements

Total: 122 s.h.


Admission to Teacher Education is a course prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program Block courses. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is admission to a professional program and is a separate process from admission to the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development prior to enrollment to determine they meet all requirements.

EC-Grade 6 Core Subjects Certificate Block Schedule


(Degree Seeking Students Only) Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Check Requirements in the UHV Catalog

* All UHV courses must be passed with C or better *

Note

* May be taken concurrently with Block I course

University Based Courses


The following University Based Courses may be taken without admission to the Teacher Education Program; scheduling may be difficult if all are taken prior to acceptance to the Teacher Education Program.

Prior to Student Teaching


Course to be Taken the Semester Prior to Student Teaching

Student Teaching and Professional Seminar


Candidates must take and pass the state Core Subjects EC-6 TExES #291 exam and PPR EC-12 TExES #160 before student teaching.

(Prerequisites - Admission by Application to the Director of Field Experiences - application deadline for fall is March 1st, spring deadline is September 15th)

Interdisciplinary Studies Plan Grades 4-8 Core Subjects Certification


For Students Entering UHV as Freshmen


University Core Requirements


General

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life and Physical Sciences

Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social and Behavioral Science

Total: 122 s.h.

Non-Associates of Arts in Teaching Track


University Core Requirements


General Core Curriculum Requirements

Core 020 Mathematics

Core 030 Life & Physical Sciences

(at least one course w/lab)

Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture

  • ENGL 2322
Core 050 Creative Arts

Core 070 Government/Political Sciences

Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences

Core 090 Computer Literacy

Major Program Requirements


Total: 122 s.h.


Admission to Teacher Education is a course prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program Block courses. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is admission to a professional program and is a separate process from admission to the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development prior to enrollment to determine they meet all requirements.

Middle School Education Grade 4 - Grade 8 Core Subjects Block Schedule


(Degree Seeking Students Only) Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Check Requirements in the UHV Catalog

* All UHV courses must be passed with C or better*

Block I


Must take these 2 classes concurrently before moving on to the next block of classes:

Note

* May be taken concurrently with Block I course

University Based Courses


The following University Based Courses may be taken without admission to the Teacher Education Program; scheduling may be difficult if all are taken prior to acceptance to the Teacher Education Program.

Note

One of these must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Student Teaching and Professional Seminar


Candidates must take and pass the state Core Subjects 4-8 TExES #211 exam and PPR EC-12 TExES #160 before student teaching.

(Prerequisites - Admission by Application to the Director of Field Experiences - application deadline for fall is March 1st, spring deadline is September 15th)