College of Education

Undergraduate Curriculum | Course Descriptions

College of Education

Administrative Officers

Administrative Officers
Dean Dr. Stacey Edmonson
(936) 294-1101; (sedmonson@shsu.edu)
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies Dr. Debbie Price
(936) 294-1125; (edu_dpp@shsu.edu)
Associate Dean for Teacher Education Dr. Sandra Stewart
(936) 294-1103; (sks050@shsu.edu)
Assistant Dean of Assessment Dr. Matthew Fuller
(936) 294-2539; (sks050@shsu.edu)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction Daphne Johnson, Ph.D., Chair
(936) 294-3875; (edu_dxe@shsu.edu)
Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Dr. Judy Nelson, Acting Chair
(936) 294-4659; (elc_jan@shsu.edu)
Dr. Mary Nichter, Acting Chair
(936) 294-3858; (edu_msn@shsu.edu)
Department of Health and Kinesiology Rosanne Keathley, Ph.D., Acting Chair
(936) 294-1165; (hpe_rsk@shsu.edu)
Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations Melinda Miller, Ed.D., Chair
(936) 294-1367; (Mmillerl@shsu.edu)
Department of Library Science Holly Weimer, Ed.D., Chair
(936) 294-1150; (haw001@shsu.edu)

 

Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~edu_www/

The College of Education is comprised of five academic units: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership and Counseling; Health and Kinesiology; Language, Literacy, and Special Populations; and Library Science. Teacher Certification is also under the administrative purview of the College of Education.

Mission

Through excellent instruction, research and public service, the College of Education provides students with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, strategies, and experiences which allow them to serve in diverse roles and function productively in society.

Academic Programs

Majors Degree(s)
Interdisciplinary Studies B.A., B.S.
Health B.S.
Kinesiology B.A., B.S.
Minors COE Department
Early Childhood Education (not for certification) Language, Literacy and Special Populations
Health Health and Kinesiology
Human Resources Education Leadership and Counseling
Kinesiology Health and Kinesiology
Special Education (not for certification) Language, Literacy, and Special Population

Note: There is not an undergraduate major in Secondary Education. The primary teaching field will be listed as the major for students seeking certification in Grades 8-12.

Teacher Preparation Programs at Sam Houston State University

Levels of Certification
EC-6 Early Childhood 6th Grade
4-8 Middle Grades(4th-8th
6-12 Grades 6th-12th
8-12 Secondary 8th-12th
EC-12 All-level: Early Childhood-12th
College/Department Housing Major:
COS College of Sciences
COBA College of Business Administration
COE College of Education
CFAMC College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
CHSS College of Humanities and Social Sciences
C&I Department of Curriculum and Instruction
LLSP Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations
Content Area Level of Certification Major College/Department
Agriculture 6-12 COAS: Agriculture
Art EC-12 CFAMC: Art
Generalist EC-6 COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Generalist-Bilingual Spanish EC-6 COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Generalist Special Education EC-6, EC-12 (SPED) COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Business Education 6-12 COBA: General Business
Computer Science 8-12 COS: Computer Science
Chemistry 8-12 COS: Chemistry
Dance 8-12 CFAMC: Theatre & Dance
English, Language Arts and Reading 8-12 COE: Curriculum and Instruction
English, Language Arts, and Reading/Social Studies 4-8 CHSS: English
Family & Consumer Sciences 6-12 CHSS: Family & Consumer Sciences
French 8-12 CHSS: Foreign Languages
German 8-12 CHSS: Foreign Languages
Health EC-12 COE: Health and Kinesiology
History 8-12* CHSS: History
Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science 8-12 CHSS: Family & Consumer Sciences
Journalism 8-12* CHSS: Mass Communication
Languages (other than English)-Spanish EC-12 CHSS: Foreign Languages
Life Science 8-12* COS: Biology
Mathematics 4-8 COE: C & I
Mathematics
Mathematics/Science
4-8
8-12*
4-8
COE: C&I
COS: Math & Statistics
COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Music EC-12 CFAMC: Music
Physical Education EC-12 COE: Health & Kinesiology
Physical Sciences 8-12* COS: Physics
Social Studies 8-12* CHSS: Polical Science, History
Special Education Generalist EC-6 COE: Curriculum and Instruction
Speech 7-12 CFAMC: Mass Communication
Technology Applications 8-12* COS: Computer Science
Technology Education 6-12 COS: Agriculture
Theatre or Theatre Arts EC-12 COS: Theatre & Dance
Trades and Industry 8-12 COS: Agriculture

Notes:  *Grade level will change to 7-12 on September 1, 2013.

Highlights

  • Preparing high quality teachers for high performing schools through collaborative partnerships with 40 area school districts.
  • All elementary teaching candidates are prepared to meet the needs of English Language Learners in the classrooms of Texas.
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for more than 50 years.
  • Exceptional candidate performance on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards.

Internships

Internships in public schools are permitted only for candidates who already have a baccalaureate degree. The Student Teaching experience provides intensive, extended activity in the field for undergraduate teaching candidates.
 

Scholarships

Several academic scholarships are available for undergraduate teaching candidates through the academic departments in the College of Education; other scholarships are also available through the University. Information about departmental scholarships and application forms may be obtained at College of Education. Information on University scholarships may be obtained at the Office of Academic Scholarships or telephone (936) 294-1672.

College Specific Requirements

Required Field Experiences
Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate candidates are required to participate in field experiences in the public schools. Requirements for these activities vary by course and are coordinated by the Director of Educator Preparation Services. The Office of Field Experience facilitates a review of the criminal history background of each candidate to assure the safety of the public school children who interact with SHSU teaching candidates. This review is required by state law.

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program Admission Standards

In the first education class, candidates seeking initial Teacher Certification apply online for admission to the program. A one-time application fee is charged upon application. In addition, candidates for admission must obtain an online account in the College of Education data management system.

Admission to the Educator Preparation program requires meeting each of the criteria listed below and will be pending until each requirement is satisfied. Teaching candidates will not be permitted to participate in the Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block, or Student Teaching without full admission and academic good standing in the Educator Preparation Program.  The requirements are:

Demonstration of successful college performance:

  • 2.5 overall GPA (includes transfer hours and SHSU hours)
  • 2.5 GPA in content area or teaching field
  • “C” or above in all courses in the teaching field required for certification  

Demonstration of college level skills

In reading:

Meet SHSU Texas Success Initiative Requirements for Reading

In mathematics:

Meet SHSU Texas Success Initiative Requirements for Reading

In writing:

Meet SHSU Texas Success Initiative Requirements for Reading

In critical thinking:

Meet both the Reading AND Mathematics criteria listed above

Clear Criminal History Background Check

Regular admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to placement in the Literacy Methods Block and/or Content Methods Block coursework. The requirements for admission to blocks are:

Academic good standing in the Educator Preparation Program, and
Satisfactory demonstration of oral communication skills
2.5 GPA in the teaching field or area of specialization, and
No grade below “C” in courses required for the teaching field or certification
               
Regular Admission and academic good standing in the program is also required for placement in Student Teaching.

Teacher Certification

The preparation of teachers for the public schools in Texas is the responsibility of the entire Sam Houston State University community and the public school districts who are our partners in Sam Houston’s Innovative Partnerships with Schools. Students seeking certification in grades EC-6 or 4-8 will follow the degree plan for Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who wish to teach a content subject in grades 7-12 and 8-12 will major in a teaching field area (i.e. Mathematics, English, History) with a minor in Secondary Education (SED). Some specialized areas of teaching require certification for a wider range of grades, usually 6-12 or EC-12. Academic advisors will provide certification and grade level assignment information upon request.
               
All teaching certificates are issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) under the supervision of the Texas Education Agency, upon recommendation of the University, and are subject to change. This recommendation includes verified completion of an approved program in educator preparation and a statement affirming the academic, moral, and physical fitness of the individual for service as a teacher. Sam Houston State University regards this recommendation process as a serious responsibility and has high standards for admission to candidacy in the SHSU Educator Preparation program, checkpoints throughout the program, and exit requirements.
               
Initial certification requires completion of a state-approved undergraduate program (programs are described below).
       
Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a state approved certification area may apply for admission to the post-baccalaureate alternate route to certification which includes admission to candidacy in the SHSU Educator Preparation Program. Information on this program may be obtained through the College of Education Graduate Studies Office at (936) 294-1105.

State of Texas Certification Tests

Candidates must successfully complete state-mandated certification examinations in order to be recommended for a standard certification by Sam Houston State University. Candidates take certification tests in the teaching field/s and in professional and pedagogical knowledge. Guidelines and procedures for taking state mandated certification tests are available at TExES/ExCET or at Educator Preparation Services or in the Garrett Teacher Education Center, Room 217.  It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the Texas stamdards for their area to become familiar with the testing guidelines and procedures, to be aware of test registration deadlines, and to complete registration forms correctly.

Application for State Teaching Certification

After the undergraduate has successfully completed the program requirements for graduation and certification and passed the appropriate certification exams, application should be made online to the State Board of Educator Certification for the standard teaching certificate. The University makes a recommendation for certification after the online application process has been completed and the degree has been posted on the student’s transcript.

After the post-baccalaureate candidate has successfully completed the program requirements for certification and passed the appropriate certification exams, the candidate applies online to the State Board of Educator Certification for his/her standard certificate using the same process.

For further information, contact the SHSU Certification Officer at (936) 294-1045.
                                                                                                                                     
Candidates with a baccalaureate degree who wish to seek teacher certification as a post-baccalaureate student should contact the COE Graduate Studies Office at (936) 294-1105 for a transcript analysis.

Interdisciplinary Studies leading to certification in Early Childhood Through 6th Grade (EC-6) or 4th Grade Through 8th Grade (4-8)

For teaching in grades EC-6, the major is Interdisciplinary Studies with three choices for certification: The primary purpose of the Interdisciplinary Studies program is to prepare candidates to become exemplary teachers in Early Childhood through 6th grade (EC-6) classrooms and 4th grade through 8th grade (4-8) classrooms. The Interdisciplinary Studies program consists of at least 125 semester credit hours, including student teaching. In addition to meeting Texas Standards for EC-6 or 4-8 Teachers, these degree plan programs also prepare candidates to secure a supplemental certificate in English as a Second Language teaching, preferred by many school districts in Texas. The ESL supplemental certificate does not require proficiency in a second language, but prepares certification candidates for effective teaching of English language learners. Candidates registered for nine hours during the student teaching semester are considered to be full-time students by SHSU.

Candidates majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies have the following choices of teaching certification:

  • Bilingual Education (EC-6 Bilingual Generalist/Spanish),
  • Generalist (EC-6 Generalist), or
  • Special Education (EC-6 Generalist, plus EC-12 Special Education).

For teaching in grades 4-8, the major is Interdisciplinary Studies with three choices of a minor:

  • English Language Arts and Reading/ Social Studies composite (4-8 ELAR/SS),
  • Mathematics (4-8 Mathematics), or
  • Mathematics/Science composite (4-8 Math/ Science).

While the Interdisciplinary Studies major is assigned to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, interdisciplinary content courses in Reading, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Early Childhood and Bilingual Education are offered by the faculty in the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations.

The Texas Teaching Certificates awarded upon completion of all program requirements and successful performance on the related certification examinations are:

  • EC-6    Bilingual Generalist
  • EC-6    Generalist, and ESL supplement
  • EC-6    Generalist, and ESL Supplement, and EC-12 Special Education
  • 4-8      English Language Arts/Social Studies and ESL supplement
  • 4-8      Mathematics and ESL supplement
  • 4-8      Mathematics/Science and ESL supplement

All of the above programs have a 42-hour common core of Foundation Courses and a common set of Professional Education Courses that does not exceed 24 semester credit hours. Each major has a unique set of Interdisciplinary Studies courses which vary in the number of hours depending on choice of certification. The Interdisciplinary Studies major component has a minimum of 48 hours. Degree plans which include dual certification fields will require additional semester hours of course credits. Students choosing one of these majors/minors should contact the Education Advising Center located in Room 217 of the Garett Teacher Education Center (936) 294-3384 as soon as possible to learn the exact courses required for the selected minor and for advising to assist in a smooth progress through the program.

Candidates majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies may also choose to minor in Early Childhood. That route DOES NOT lead to teaching certification. A teaching certificate for Early Childhood teachers is not offered by the State Board for Educator Certification

All Interdisciplinary Studies majors are assessed at multiple benchmarks throughout their program and must be recommended at each checkpoint to progress through the program. Thus, they are:

1. required to apply for admission to Educator Preparation (see Admission to the Educator      Preparation Programs, Admission Standards),
2. required to apply for placement in Literacy Block,
3. required to apply for placement in Methods Block, and
4. required to apply for Student Teaching.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, EC-6 Generalist
Certificates: EC-6 Generalist, ESL Supplement

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>
ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

PHY 135/115<PHYS 1305/1105>, GEL 134/114 <GEOL /13041104> or GEO 131/111 <GEOG 1301/1101>

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements
MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

BIO 146 <BIOL 1436>, GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>,

or GEL 146 <GEOL 1436>

4

Sophomore

BIO <BIOL> or CHM <CHEM>

4

Sophomore

CNE 231 <COUN 2331>

3

Sophomore

MTH 381 <MATH 3381>

3

Sophomore

Major Core

 

 

ECE 273 <ECHE 2313>

3

Sophomore

ECE 275 <ECHE 2315>

3

Sophomore

EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

RDG 393 <READ 3380>

3

Junior

MLE 375 <CIME 3375>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

ECE 323 <ECHE 3243>

2

Junior

EED 323 <ECHE 3323>

3

Junior

SPD 390 <SPED 3301>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block
RDG 370 <READ 3370>, RDG 380 <READ 3371>,

RDG 390 <READ 3372>, ESL 314 <TESL 3303>

12

Junior

Content Methods Block

(EED 434 <CIEE 4334>, EED 435 <CIEE 4335>,

EED 436 <CIEE 4336>, EED 427 <CIEE 4385>, RDG 420 <READ 4205>

14

Senior

Student Teaching Block

(EED 491 <CIEE 4391>, EED 492 <CIEE 4392>, EED 416 <CIEE 4384>,

9

Senior

Total Hours

126

 

Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CIEE>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>, and SPD <SPED> classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Education Certificate: EC-6 Bilingual Generalist

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>
ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

PHY 135/115<PHYS 1305/1105>, GEL 134/114 <GEOL /13041104> or GEO 131/111 <GEOG 1301/1101>

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements
MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

BIO 146 <BIOL 1436>, GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>,

or GEL 146 <GEOL 1436>

4

Sophomore

BOI <BIOL> or CHM <CHEM>

4

Sophomore

SPN 264 <SPAN 2312>

3

Sophomore

MTH 381 <MATH 3381>

3

Sophomore

Major Core
EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

ECE 273 <ECHE 2313>

3

Sophomore

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

EED 323 <ECHE 3243>

3

Junior

ECE 323 <ECHE 3243>

3

Junior

MLE 375 <CIME 3375>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

SPN 361 <SPAN 3361>

3

Junior

SPN 367 <SPAN 3367>

3

Junior

BSL 430 <BESL 4304>

3

Junior

BSL 477 <BESL 4303>

3

Junior

ESL 478 <TESL 4303>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block
RDG 370 <READ 3370>, RDG 380 <READ 3371>,

RDG 390 <READ 3372>

9

Junior

Content Methods Block
RDG 420 <READ 4205>, EED 434 <CIEE 4334>,

EED 435 <CIEE 4335>, EED 436 <CIEE 4336>, <CIEE 4385>

14

Senior

Student Teaching Block
EED 491 <CIEE 4391>, BSL 488 <BESL 4320>

EED 484 <CIEE 4384>

 

Senior

Total Hours
130
 
Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.
Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CIEE>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>, and SPD <SPED> classes.
Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bilingual Education Certificate: EC-6 Bilingual Generalist

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum

Component Area I (Communication)

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

PHY 135/115<PHYS 1305/1105>, GEL 134/114 <GEOL /13041104> or GEO 131/111  <GEOG 1301/1101>

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements

MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

BIO 146 <BIOL 1436>, GEL 146 <GEOL 1436>, or GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>

4

Sophomore

BIO <BIOL> or CHM <CHEM> or GEl <GEOL>or PHY <PHYS>

4

Sophomore

SPN 264 <SPAN 2312>
3
Sophpmore

MTH 381 <MATH 3381>

3

Sophomore

Major Core

EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

ECE 273 <ECHE 2313>

3

Sophomore

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

EED 323 <CIEE 3323>

2

Junior

ECE 323 <ECHE 3243>

2

Junior

MLE 375 <CIME 3375>

3

Junior

BSL 430 <BESL 4304>

3

Junior

BSL 477 <BESL 4303>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

ESL 478 <TESL 4303>

3

Junior

SPN 361 <SPAN 3361>

3

Junior

SPN 367 <SPAN 3367>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block

(RDG 370 <READ 3370>, RDG 390 <READ 3372>,

RDG 380 <READ 3371>)

9

Junior

Content Methods Block

(RDG 420 <READ 4205>, EED 434 <CIEE 4334>,

EED 435 <CIEE 4335>, EED 436 <CIEE 4336>,

<CIEE 4385>)

14

Senior

Student Teaching Block

(EED 491 <CIEE 4391>, BSL 488 <BESL 4320L>,

EED 484 <CIEE 4384>)

9

Senior

Total Hours:                                                                129

Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CIEE>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>, and SPD <SPED> classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificates: EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Special Education

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum

Component Area I (Communication)

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

PHY 135/115<PHYS 1305/1105>, GEL 134/114 <GEOL /13041104> or GEO 131/111 <GEOG 1301/1101>

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements

MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

BIO 146 <BIOL 1436>, GEL 146 <GEOL 1436>,

or GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>

4

Sophomore

BIO <BIOL>or CHM <CHEM>

4

Sophomore

MTH 381 <MATH 3381>

3

Sophomore

Major Core

EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

ECE 273 <ECHE 2313>

3

Sophomore

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

EED 323 <CIEE 3223>

2

Junior

ECE 323 <ECHE 3323>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

MLE 375 <CIME 3375>

3

Junior

SPD 331 <SPED 3302>

3

Junior

SPD 377 <SPED 3304>

3

Junior

SPD 338 <SPED 3305>

3

Junior

SPD 378 <SPED 3303>

3

Junior

SPD 460 <SPED 4301>

3

Junior

SPD 480 <SPED 4302>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block

(RDG 370 <READ 3370>, RDG 390<READ 3372>, RDG 380 <READ 3371>, ESL 314 <TESL 3303>)

10

Junior

Content Methods Block

(RDG 420 <READ 4205>, EED 434 <CIEE 4334>, EED 435 <CIEE 4335>, EED 436 <CIEE 4336>

11

Senior

Student Teaching Block

(EED 416 <CIEE 4384>, EED 417 <CIEE 4391>, SPD 474 <SPED 4303>)

9

Senior

Total Hours:                                                                   127

Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CIED>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>, and SPD <SPED>classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate: 4-8 ELAR/Social Studies

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum

Component Area I (Communication)1

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

PHY 135/115<PHYS 1305/1105>, GEL 134/114 <GEOL /13041104> or GEO 131/111 <GEOG 1301/1101>

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements

GEO 161 <GEOG 1321>

3

Freshman

BIO 146 <BIOL 1436>, GEL 146 <GEOL 1436>,

or GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>

4

Freshman

BIO <BIOL>, CHM <CHEM>, or PHY <PHYS>

4

Freshman

MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

ECO 230 <ECON 2300>

3

Sophomore

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

Major Core

EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

MTH 381 <MATH 3381>

3

Junior

RDG 383 <READ 2373>

3

Junior

RDG 385 <READ 3374>

3

Junior

GEO 369 or 471 <GEOG 3359 or 4358>

3

Junior

HIS 398 <HIST 3398>

3

Junior

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

EED 385 <CIEE 4385>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

SPD 390 <SPED 3301>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block

(RDG 370 <READ 3370>, RDG 380 <READ 3371>,

RDG 390 <READ 3372>)

9

Junior

Content Methods Block

(EED 436 <CIME 4336>, EED 427 <CIME 4227>,

MLE 376 <CIME 3376>, MLE 375 <CIME 3375>,

RDG 471 <READ 4310>)

14

Senior

Student Teaching Block

(EED 491 <CIME 4391>,

EED 492 <CIME4392>, ESL 478 <TESL 4303>)

10

Senior

Total Hours:                                                                   125

Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CIEE>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>, and SPD <SPED> classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Certificate: 4-8 Mathematics

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum

Component Area I (Communication)

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

CHEM 135/115, GEL 133/113 or GEL 134/114

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements

MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

BIO 146 <BIOL 1436>, GEL 146 <GEOL 1436>,

or GEO 146 <GEOG 1436>

4

Freshman

BIO, CHM, or PHY

4

Freshman

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

MTH 284 <MATH 2384>

3

Sophomore

Major Core

EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

MTH 285 <MATH 2385>

3

Sophomore

MTH 382 <MATH 3380>

3

Junior

MTH 383 <MATH 3383>

3

Junior

MTH 384 <MATH 3384>

3

Junior

MTH 386 <MATH 3386>

3

Junior

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

EED 385 <CIEE 4385>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

MTH 387 <MATH 3387>

3

Junior

SPD 390 <SPED 3301>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block

(RDG 383 <READ 3373>, RDG 385 <READ 3374>)

6

Junior

Content Methods Block

(EED 434 <CIME 4334>, EED 476 <CIME 3376>,

EED 427 <CIME 4227>, MLE 375 CIME 3375>,

14

Senior

Student Teaching Block

(EED 491 <CIEE 4391>, EED 492 <CIME 4392>,
EED 416 <CIME 4116>, ESL 478 <TESL 4303>)

10

Senior

Total Hours:                                                                  122

Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CINE>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>, and SPD <SPED> classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.


Bachelor of Science
Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate: 4-8 Mathematics/Science

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number

Hours

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum

Component Area I (Communication)

6

ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

MTH 184 <MATH 1384>

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

CHEM 135/115, PHY 133/113 or PHY 135/115

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)

9

MUS 161 <MUSI 1301> or ART 160 <ARTS 1301>, ENG 200 <ENGL 2000>any, BSL 236 <BESL 2301>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

15

HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164<HIST 1302>, POL 261 <POLS 2301>, POL 285 <POLS 2302>, PSY 131 <PSYC 1301>

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

KIN 215 <KINE 2115>

Degree Specific Requirements

GEO 131/111 <GOEG 1301/1101>

4

Freshman

GEL 133/113 <GEOL 1303/1103>

4

Freshman

MTH 185 <MATH 1385>

3

Freshman

BIO 134/114 <BIOL 1308/1108>

4

Freshman

SPD 231 <SPED 2301>

3

Sophomore

Major Core

EED 233 <CIEE 2333>

3

Sophomore

MTH 284  <MATH 2384>

3

Sophomore

MTH 285 <MATH 2385>

3

Sophomore

BIO 245  <BIOL 2401>

3

Sophomore

MTH 383 <MATH 3383>

3

Junior

MTH 384 <MATH 3384>

3

Junior

MTH 386 <MATH 3386>

3

Junior

MTH 387 <MATH 3387>

3

Junior

EED 374 <CIEE 3374>

3

Junior

EED 385 <CIEE 4385>

3

Junior

BSL 333 <BESL 3301>

3

Junior

SPD 390 <SPED 1301>

3

Junior

Major

Literacy Methods Block

(RDG 383 <READ 3373>, RDG 385 <READ 3385>)

6

Junior

Content Methods Block

(EED 435 <CIME 4335>, EED 437 <CIME 4227>,

MLE 375 <CIME 3375>, MLE 376 <CIME 3376>, RDG 471 <READ 4310>

14

Senior

Student Teaching Block

(EED 491 <CIME 4391>, EED 492 <CIME 4392>,

EED 416 <CIME 4116>, ESL 478 <TESL 4303>)

10

Senior

Total Hours:                                                                 127

Notes: 
Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many EED <CIEE>, ECE <ECHE>, MLE <CIME>, RDG <READ>

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Literacy or Content Methods and Student Teaching.

Teaching Field Major/Education Minor

Leading to Certification in Grades 8-12
Candidates for teaching certificates in grades 8-12 will major in the teaching field of their choice. The certification advisor, usually a professor in the major department, will provide guidance regarding the degree plan and other requirements. Within the College of Education, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will provide guidance regarding securing certification and professional education coursework. Students may contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at (936) 294-1146. Courses and requirements for secondary certification are shown below:

Professional Education Courses
SED 374 <CISE 4374>, 383 <3384>, 394 <4394>, 464 <4364>, 474 <4375>, 480 <4377>, 496 <4396>, 497 <4397>   

                                                

Additional Degree Requirements

  • English (ENG 164 <ENGL 1301>, 165 <1302> and ENG Literature [200 <2000> level or higher]) (Core Curriculum Component Areas 1 and 4)
  • Math (Core Curriculum Component Area 2)
  • Cultural Studies (BSL 236 <BESL 2301> preferred) (Core Curriculum Area 4)
  • Science (Core Curriculum Component Area 3)
  • Fine Arts (Core Curriculum Component Area 4)
  • History and Political Science (Core Curriculum Component Area 5)
  • Kinesiology or accepted substitutes (Core Curriculum Component Area 6)

All secondary certification minors are:

  • required to apply for admission to educator preparation (see Admission to the Educator Preparation Programs Admission Standards).
  • required to have an account in the College of Education data management system.
  • required to apply for the secondary methods block (SED 394 <CISE 4394>, 464 <4364>, and RDG 392 <READ 4320>).
  • required to apply for student teaching (contact edu_ofe@shsu.edu for student teaching information).

Note: The above requirements represent a sequence of mandatory checkpoints.  Candidates must be recommended at each checkpoint to progress through the program.

Graduate Study
Graduate degrees offered through the College of Education are the Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy. The Graduate Catalog provides detailed information.


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