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

Interdisciplinary Studies with Elementary Education Certification (Social Studies 4-8 and ESL 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 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of all degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

2. Other Requirements:

a. 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 complete 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

b. 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 core classes that may be satisfied with a matching academic major course

General (Core) Requirements

  • ENGL 1313 - Computer Assisted College Writing I
  • ENGL 1323 - Computer Assisted College Writing II
  • *Mathematics (MATH 1352 or 1354)                                                                   
  • Life & Physical Science (Suggested: BIOL 1082)                                     
  • Life & Physical Science (Suggested: GEOG 1710)                                 
  • Creative Arts (ART 1300)                                                                 
  • Language, Philosophy & Culture (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)

Certification Requirements

  • MATH 1100 - College Algebra
  • MATH 1354 - Numbers and Operations for Teachers
  • MATH 1355 - Probability and Statistics for Teachers
  • DFST 1013 - Human Development
  • HIST 2610 - United States History to 1865
  • HIST 2620 - United States History Since 1865
  • GEOG 1200 - World Regional Geography
  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish  or SPAN 2313 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Academic Major: Social Studies

  • HIST 4700 - Texas
  • Approved Advanced US History course
  • Approved Advanced US History course
  • Approved Advanced European History course
  • Approved World History course
  • Approved Advanced American Government and Politics course
  • EDSP 2310 - Individuals withDisabilities
  • LING 3060 - Principles of Language Study
  • EDBE 3470 - Foundations of Bilingual and English as Second Language Education
  • EDBE 3480 - Bilingualism and Multiculturism for English Language Learning: Issues and Perspectives
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective

Academic Major: Teacher Education Requirements

The following courses require admission to the Teacher Education Program.

  • EDUC 3320 - Foundations of Education
  • EDSE 4060 - Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools
  • EDRE 4840 - Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • EDSP 4340 - Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies for 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 Course(s):

EDRE 4860 - Reading and the Language Arts in Grades EC-8 (Attend Orientation; Portfolio Checkpoint II; requires 40 hours field experience)

Clinical II Courses:

EDUC 4200 - Student Teaching

 

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