Degrees
EARLY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education, With Specializations in: Early Childhood, Bilingual or Generic Special Education (includes student teaching and fulfills all academic requirements for state teacher certification)
Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major: 72 semester hours
Total number of advanced hours required in major: 72 semester hours
Required courses (not including prerequisites) for all three specializations:
 Core (27 hrs):
EDUC 4335 Child and Adolescent Development
EDUC 4371 Strategies for Parent Involvement
EDUC 4345 Reading in the School
LIBS 4331 Children’s Literature
SPED 5320 The Gifted and Talented Child
EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching
SPED 4335 Language of the Exceptional Child
SPED 4338 Individual Differences
PSYC 3375 Psychology in the Classroom
Choose One Of The Three Specializations Listed Below:
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIZATION (18 hours)
EDUC 4330 Early Childhood Growth and Development
EDUC 4367 Organizing School Programs: Early Childhood
EDUC 4390 Practicum in Early Childhood
EDUC 4332 Assessment in Early Childhood
EDUC 4372 Developing Creative Expression in Young Children
EDUC 4370 Teaching Young Children
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (27 hours)
BLOCK A:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization and Management: Elementary
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis & Prescription: Elementary
EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts
BLOCK B:
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
EDUC 5370 Methods of Teaching Math and Science
BLOCK C:
EDUC 4380 Student Teaching: Elementary
EDUC 4381 Student Teaching: Early Childhood
BILINGUAL SPECIALIZATION (21 hours)
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3301 Advanced Grammar, Reading and Composition I
SPAN 3302 Advanced Grammar, Reading and Composition II
EDUC 4340 Language Arts/Reading: Bilingual
EDUC 4356 Curriculum Content Areas: Bilingual
EDUC 4364 Approaches to English Language Learners
EDUC 4370 Teaching Young Children
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (27 hours)
BLOCK A:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum & Instruction
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization and Management: Elementary
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis and Prescription: Elementary
EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts
BLOCK B:
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
EDUC 5370 Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Science
BLOCK C:
EDUC 4380 Student Teaching: Elementary
EDUC 4381 Student Teaching: Early Childhood
GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION (18 hours)
EDUC 4372 Developing Creative Expression in Young Children
SPED 5342 Physiological Aspects of Exceptionality
SPED 4351 Behavior Management: Special Education
SPED 3341 Field Experience: Special Education
SPED 4341 Diagnostic Procedures: Special Education
SPED 4324 Instructional Strategies: Special Education
SPED 5343 Contemporary Issues in Special Education
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (27 hours)
BLOCK A:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization and Management: Elementary
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis and Prescription: Elementary
EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Social Studies & Language
BLOCK B:
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
EDUC 5370 Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Science
BLOCK C:
EDUC 4380 Student Teaching: Elementary
EDUC 4383 Student Teaching: Special Education
Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories); grades must be C- or higher:
ENGL 1313 & 1314 Composition I & II
6 hours in sophomore-level English literature
MATH 1406 Essentials in Mathematics I
MATH 1407 Essentials in Mathematics II
4 semester hours in a natural science with lab (BIOL 1400, PHSC 1411 or PHSC 1412 strongly recommended)
PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology
POLS 1311 American-Texas Government & Politics I
3 hours from sociology, anthropology or geography (GEOG 4353 preferred)
PHIL 2321 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 4350 Critical Thinking for Teachers
3 hours in non-literary art form (ARTS 3383 preferred)
HIST 1301 & 1302 U.S. to 1865 & U.S. since 1865
SPCH 1321 Public Speaking (or equivalent)
Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:
One of the following:
CISS 1305 Beginning Concepts of Information & Computer Technology
CISS 1310 Fundamentals of Concepts of Computer
Information and Computer Technology
EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching
Foreign language requirement, if any:
None
Other course requirements:
Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program
Acceptable minor fields:
None required

Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies, With Specializations in: Early Childhood, Bilingual or Generic Special Education (does not include student teaching and does not fulfill all academic requirements for state teacher certification)
Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major: 72 semester hours
Total number of advanced hours required in major: 72 semester hours
Required courses (not including prerequisites) for all three specializations:

Early Elementary Core (27 hrs:)
EDUC 4335 Child and Adolescent Development
EDUC 4371 Strategies for Parent Involvement
EDUC 4345 Reading in the School
EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching
LIBS 4331 Children’s Literature
SPED 5320 The Gifted and Talented Child
SPED 4335 Language of the Exceptional Child
SPED 4338 Individual Differences
PSYC 3375 Psychology in the Classroom
Choose One Of The Three Specializations Listed Below:
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIZATION (18 hours)
EDUC 4330 Early Childhood Growth and Development
EDUC 4367 Organizing School Programs: Early Childhood
EDUC 4390 Practicum in Early Childhood
EDUC 4332 Assessment in Early Childhood
EDUC 4372 Developing Creative Expression in Young Children
EDUC 4370 Teaching Young Children
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (27 hours)
BLOCK A:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization and Management: Elementary
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis & Prescription: Elementary
EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts
BLOCK B:
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
EDUC 5370 Methods of Teaching Math and Science
BLOCK C:
EDUC ELEC 3 hrs
EDUC ELEC 3 hrs
BILINGUAL SPECIALIZATION (21 hours)
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3301 Advanced Grammar, Reading and Composition I
SPAN 3302 Advanced Grammar, Reading and Composition II
EDUC 4340 Language Arts/Reading: Bilingual
EDUC 4356 Curriculum Content Areas: Bilingual
EDUC 4364 Approaches to English Language Learners
EDUC 4370 Teaching Young Children
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (27 hours)
BLOCK A:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum & Instruction
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization and Management: Elementary
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis and Prescription: Elementary
EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts
BLOCK B:
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
EDUC 5370 Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Science
BLOCK C:
EDUC ELEC 3 hrs
EDUC ELEC 3 hrs
GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION (21 hours)
EDUC 4372 Developing Creative Expression in Young Children
SPED 5342 Physiological Aspects of Exceptionality
SPED 4351 Behavior Management: Special Education
SPED 3341 Field Experience: Special Education
SPED 4341 Diagnostic Procedures: Special Education
SPED 4324 Instructional Strategies: Special Education
SPED 5343 Contemporary Issues in Special Education
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (27 hours)
BLOCK A:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization and Management: Elementary
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis and Prescription: Elementary
EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Science
BLOCK B:
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
EDUC 5370 Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Science
BLOCK C:
EDUC ELEC 3 hrs
EDUC ELEC 3 hrs
Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories); grades must be C- or higher:
ENGL 1313 & 1314 Composition I & II
6 hours in sophomore-level English literature
MATH 1406 Essentials in Mathematics I
MATH 1407 Essentials in Mathematics II
4 semester hours in a natural science with lab (BIOL 1400, PHSC 1411 or PHSC 1412 strongly recommended)
PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology
POLS 1311 American-Texas Government & Politics I
3 hours from sociology, anthropology or geography (GEOG 4353 preferred)
PHIL 2321 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 4350 Critical Thinking for Teachers
3 hours in non-literary art form (ARTS 3383 preferred)
HIST 1301 & 1302 U.S. to 1865 & U.S. since 1865
SPCH 1321 Public Speaking (or equivalent)
Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:
One of the following:
CISS 1305 Beginning Concepts of Information and Computer Technology
CISS 1310 Fundamentals of Concepts of Computer Information and Computer Technology
EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching
Foreign language requirement, if any:
None
Other course requirements:
Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program
Acceptable minor fields:
None required






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