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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies with Elementary Education Certification (Generalist EC-6 and Bilingual Teacher Certification), BS


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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies include the following teacher certification options: Early Childhood (EC) - 6 Generalist and Bilingual Certification; EC-6 Generalist and English as a Second Language Certification (ESL); EC-6 Generalist and Special Education (EC-12); 4-8 English, Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language (ESL); 4-8 Mathematics and English as a Second Language Certification (ESL); and 4-8 Science and English as a Second Language Certification (ESL) and 4-8 Social Studies and English as a Second Language (ESL).  The following requirements are applicable to all students pursuing a teaching certificate:

  1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 123 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of all degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
     
  2. Other Requirements:
    1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program: Prior to enrolling in designated Teacher Education courses, students must meet these requirements for admission to the Program:
      • Have junior level status
      • Pass the Accuplacer or THEA OR qualify for ACT/SAT/TAKS exemption
        • Accuplacer: 80(Reading), 63(Math) or 90(Arithmetic), 80/5 or 6 or higher on essay(Writing)
        • THEA: 240(Reading), 230(Math), 220(Writing)
      • Have a 2.75 overall GPA AND a 2.75 GPA in the completed core
      • A grade of “C” or better in all program courses
      • Have a degree plan completed or in process
      • Core complete and have completed two of the required math courses and two of the required Science courses with a grade of “C” or better
      • Provide two professional reference forms, including one from college faculty (must be from two separate individuals and excluding family members)
      • Successfully pass the Bilingual Language Assessment (where applicable)
      • Completed Entrance Interview
    • The methods course sequence and student teaching are completed in the two final semesters of the degree.  The Teacher Education Program offers methods courses (Clinical I) during the day and evening. Students are encouraged to consider their needs and goals when choosing a path for completing their coursework. Regardless of whether a student chooses to attend the methods courses during the day or during the evening, they will be required to complete classroom observations required for each course. Students must apply for the methods courses the semester prior to enrolling in the courses and attend a mandatory orientation session.  All students applying for the methods courses must have a 2.75 or better GPA in the Core, Academic Major, and Pedagogy.
  3. All courses and their transfer equivalents or substitutions must be completed with a grade of C or better in order to advance to the professional methods courses and student teaching.
     
  4. See the UNT Dallas Teacher Certification Officer (Dallas 1, Room 201Q) for more information on the application process.
     
  5. Eligibility for Teacher Certification and Endorsements: In order to receive recommendation for teacher certification through UNT Dallas, students must:
  • Complete an approved teacher education program for the preparation of early childhood, middle grades, secondary or all level
  • Successfully complete student teaching
  • Pass appropriate content and Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) sections of the Texas Examinations of Education Standards (TExES). For Bilingual certification, candidates must also pass the TExES Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT).  See the UNT Dallas Teacher Certification Officer (Dallas 1, Room 201Q) for more information on the application process.
  • Apply for the appropriate teaching certificate with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 
  • See the UNT Dallas Teacher Certification Officer (Dallas 1, Room 201Q) for more information on the test approval and application processes.
  • Criminal background check.

Suggested Academic Plan

This is a suggested academic plan for full-time students.  Part-time students may make adjustments and should consult with their advisor for course prerequisites.  Courses transferred from another institution may satisfy curriculum requirements.  Students should consult with their advisor to ensure courses are taken in the appropriate sequence and to determine substitution of transfer courses if necessary.

*Denotes classes that satisfy a requirement where there may be other class choices available, please see your advisor for full course list.

General (Core) Requirements

  • ENGL 1313 - Computer Assisted College Writing I
  • ENGL 1323 - Computer Assisted College Writing II Add math to core below this
  • *Life & Physical Science (See Certification Requirements)
  • *Life & Physical Science (See Certification Requirements)
  • Creative Arts (ART 1300)
  • Language, Philosophy & Culture (LING 2050; ENGL 2220)
  • HIST 2610 - United States History to 1865
  • HIST 2620 - United States History Since 1865
  • PSCI 1040 - American Government: Laws and Institutions
  • PSCI 1050 - American Government: Process and Policies
  • *Social and Behavioral Sciences (DFST 1013)
  • *Component Area Option (EDSP 2310)
  • Component Area Option (SPAN 1010 or SPAN 2313)

Academic Major: PRE-Teacher Education Requirements

  • MATH 1352 - Algebra for Teachers
  • MATH 1354 - Numbers and Operations for Teachers
  • MATH 1355 - Probability & Statistics for Teachers
  • BIOL 1082 - Biology for Educators
  • PHYS 1210 - Conceptual Physics
  • GEOG 1710 - Earth Science
  • BIOL 1132 - Environmental Science
  • DFST 1013 - Human Development
  • EDEE 2210 - Social Studies and Science Curriculum Grades EC-6
  • AEAH 1750 - Visual Art Integration
  • MUED 1130 - Foundations in Music
  • THEA 1130 - Creative Drama
  • KINE 3551 - Physical and Health Literacy
  • MATH 1353 - Geometry and Measurement for Teachers (Move up to below Math 1355 )
  • EDSP 2310 - Individuals with Disabilities
  • LING 3060 - Principles of Language Study
  • LING 4030 - Acquisition of English as a Second Language
  • SPAN 2313 - Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar for Bilinguals
  • EDEC 3613 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • EDEC 4243 - Environmental Processes and Assessment
  • EDEC 4633 Nurturing Children’s Social Competence
  • EDBE 3470 Foundations of Bilingual & ESL
  • EDBE 3480 Bilingualism/Multiculturalism
  • EDRE 4450 - Reading and Writing (Birth through Grade 6)

Academic Major: Teacher Education Requirements

The following courses require Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

  • EDRE 4840 - Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • EDRE 4850 - Assessment and Evaluation of Reading for BL/ESL
  • EDUC 3320 - Foundations of Education
  • EDSP 4340 - Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies EC-12 (Attend Orientation; Portfolio Checkpoint II; requires 20 hours field experience)
  • EDBE 4490 - Teaching ESL EC-12: Instructional Strategies and Resources

Pedagogy - Professional Development (Clinical - Methods Course Sequence)

Clinical I Courses:
  • EDRE 4861 - Integrated Reading, Language Arts, & Social Studies in Grades EC-8 (Attend Orientation; Portfolio Checkpoint II; requires 20 hours field experience) 
  • EDEE 4330 - Science in Grades EC-8 (Attend Orientation; Portfolio Checkpoint II; requires 25hours field experience)
  • EDEE 4350 - Mathematics in Grades EC-8 (Attend Orientation; Portfolio Checkpoint II; requires 20 hours field experience)
  • EDBE 4480 - Bilingual Approaches to Content-Based Learning (requires 10 hours field experience)
Clinical II Course:
  • EDUC 4200 - Student Teaching

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