BSIS Degree with EC-6/ESL/Special Education

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Core Curriculum (42 hrs.)

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]

MATH 1350Concepts of Modern Mathematics I [TCCN: MATH 1350]

MATH 1351Concepts of Modern Mathematics II [TCCN: MATH 1351]

SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCH 1315]

HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

HIST 1302United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302]

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

BIOL 1306General Biology I [TCCN: BIOL 1306]

CHEM 1305Introductory Chemistry I [TCCN: CHEM 1305]

GEOG 1313World Regional Geography [TCCN: GEOG 1303]

Language, Philosophy and Culture (Core, 3 hrs.)

Creative Arts (Core, 3 hrs.)

Phase I Courses (15 SCH)

EDUC 3315Texas Schools and Students

EDUC 4373Social Studies Curriculum in the Elementary Classroom

EDUC 4383Science Curriculum in the Elementary Classroom

EDUC 4301Mathematical Problem Solving in EC6

READ 4323Language Acquisition, Culture, and Society in Literacy

Interdisciplinary Major Courses (15 SCH)

EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations


EDSP 3351Managing and Instructing Diverse Learners

EPSY 3330Educational Psychology: Child Development and Learning

GEOL 3310Physical Geology and Astronomy

MATH 1314College Algebra [TCCN: MATH 1314]

EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession


EDUC 3313Integrating Arts and Movement

Phase II Courses (18 SCH)

EDUC 4322Teaching Skills in EC-6

EDUC 3363Managing Classrooms and Behavior in School Settings

EDUC 4365Assessment for Instruction

READ 3320Literacy Development in the Early Years

READ 3323Children's Literature in the Classroom

READ 4320Literacy Assessment & Instruction I

EDUC 3020Field Experience II

Phase III Courses (18 SCH)

EDSP 3354Instructional Programming for Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities

ELED 4312Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

ELED 4313Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

ELED 4314Teaching Science in the Elementary School

READ 4326Literacy Assessment & Instruction II

READ 3326Teaching Writing in Language Arts

EDUC 3030Field Experience III

Phase IV (12 SCH)

EDUC 4640Clinical Teaching

EDUC 4057Clinical Teaching Seminar

EDUC 4334English Language Learners

EDUC 4321Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Students must pass the content TExES examination prior to Phase III.

Field or clinical experiences are required in conjunction with professional education courses of the BSIS degree. The School of Education in cooperation with participating school districts assigns students to school placements. 

In order to be eligible for a recommendation for EC-6 teacher certification, candidates must pass required TExES examinations and complete the requirements for the BSIS degree and clinical teaching.

Note: Clinical Teaching: Requirements for admission to clinical teaching are provided at the end of the BSIS section of this catalog and online in the Student Handbook.