Jun 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, (Grades 4-8, Social Studies), BS

Students can receive a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Texas teacher certification in 4-8 grades in social studies and English as a second language (ESL) certification. Obtaining the ESL certification increases employability and success in the classroom.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Gwen Johnson, Phone: 972-338-1320, Email: Gwendolyn.Johnson@untdallas.edu


Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Content Requirements: 39 hours of coursework
  3. Application to the Teacher Education Program:  All students are required to complete the application process to be accepted into the Teacher Education Program prior to enrolling in coursework meeting the Teacher Education Requirements.
  4. Teacher Education Requirements: 12 hours of coursework for teacher certification.
  5. English as Second Language (ESL) Pathway Certification: 12 hours of coursework that applied to ESL certification.
  6. Clinical Requirements: 12 hours of clinical and student teaching coursework.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S.  Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum.  As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.


Content Requirements, 39 hours

Courses are three semester credit hours unless otherwise noted. Must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher with “C” or better in each course. 

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the core.


Teacher Education Requirements, 12 hours


ESL Certification Pathway, 12 hours


Clinical Requirements, 12 hours


Clinical I: Methods 


Clincial II: Clinical Teaching


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Grade of C or better in all core and major courses.