Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, (Grades EC-6 Core Subjects and Special Education, EC-12), BS

Students can receive a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Texas teacher certification in Early Childhood through 6th grade Core Subjects and supplemental certification in Special Education (Early Childhood through 12th grade). Obtaining supplemental certification in additional to the core subject certification increases employability and success in the classroom.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Julie Southward, Email: Julie.Southward@untdallas.edu 

Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.



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: 45 hours of interdisciplinary content
  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: 18 hours of coursework for teacher certification.
  5. Supplemental Certification Pathway: 12 hours of coursework that applies to Special Education certification.
  6. Clinical Requirements: 18 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.  For Freshman students 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, 45 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, 18 hours

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


Special Education Certification Pathway, 12 hours


Clinical Requirements, 18 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.