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VI.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

CORE CURRICULUM

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Education (EDUC)
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Secondary Certification
All Level Teaching (ALVT)
Admission to Teacher Education
Admission to the Teacher Apprenticeship Program
Internship
Application and Approval for State Certification
General Education Core for Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Major
Interdisciplinary Studies Specialization
Pre-Professional Requirements
Professional Development Sequence
General Education Core for All-Level Certification
Pre-Professional Requirements
Professional Development Sequence
All Level Specializations
Art
Music All Level
Physical Education
Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies

SCHOOL OF EXTENDED STUDIES

SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION (EDUC)
[Course Descriptions, page 241]

Teacher Education is a valued program of study at the University of the Incarnate Word because it so directly addresses the mission to which the University is committed. The emphasis of the program incorporates a broad liberal arts education as a foundation for the more in-depth focus on academic teaching specializations and the body of knowledge associated with the teaching/learning process. The program prepares individuals for a profession in which they can affect society and mankind in significant, positive ways.

The Teacher Education program at University of the Incarnate Word is a field-based program that provides intensive, realistic, and high quality experiences in settings where preservice teachers can match theory and practice, observe effective teaching practices, encounter diversity, and explore and develop their teaching in close interaction with university faculty. Based on data submitted by 103 educator preparation programs in Texas, UIW ranked in the first quartile with an overall pass rate of 100%.

Programs of Study

NOTE: Students seeking certification from the University of the Incarnate Word Program will be subject to any additional or new requirements which may be set forth by legislative mandates or by the State Board for Educator Certification.

Baccalaureate degrees are offered with or without certification in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-grade 4), Secondary certification (grades 8-12) and All Level certification (grades K-12). Programs leading to baccalaureate degrees with certification are State Board for Educator Certification approved and are designed to prepare students for initial certification and teaching in elementary and/or secondary schools.

Under the direction of the Dreeben School of Education faculty, students can prepare for initial certification and teaching at the elementary (Interdisciplinary Studies) level, secondary level (major with certification), or for kindergarten through twelfth grade (all-level). See advisor for details.

At present, the University of the Incarnate Word offers certification in the following areas and at the following levels. (Other fields may be available in the future.)

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS):

IDS is an EC-4 teaching program resulting in certification for pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. A student following this course of study will take the general education core, the Interdisciplinary Studies major, specialization course work in reading and early childhood education, a pre-professional course, and the professional development sequence. At the end of the completed program, and upon successful completion of applicable TExES examinations, the student will apply to be certified to teach self-contained EC-grade 4 classes.

Secondary Certification

A SECONDARY teaching program resulting in certification for eighth through twelfth grades is available. A student following this course of study will take the general education core, course work in a major (teaching field) and a minor in Secondary Education (pre-professional courses, and the professional development sequence). At the end of the completed program, and upon successful completion of applicable TExES examinations, the student will apply to be certified to teach eighth through twelfth grades within their specialization field(s).

The following teaching fields are available at the secondary level:

English Language Arts; History; Life Sciences; Mathematics

Requirements for a minor Secondary Education

Certification Fields: English Language Arts, History, Life Science, Mathematics

PreProfessional:

EDUC 2305: Foundations of Education

Professional:

EDUC 3373: Learning Theories
EDUC 3380: Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3370: Teaching Diverse Populations
EDUC 3383: Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 4605: Teaching Apprenticeship
EDUC 4305: Apprenticeship Seminar
EDUC 3340: Technology in Education

Requirements for a Minor in Reading:

EDUC 3316: Foundations of Language and Literacy
EDUC 3317: Language and Literacy Assessment
EDUC 3350: Emergent Literacy
EDUC 33XX: Content Area Reading
EDUC 4372: Cognitive Structures and Language Development

All Level Teaching (ALVT):

ALVT is an ALL-LEVEL teaching program resulting in certification for pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. A student following this course of study will earn a B.A., B.M., or B.S., depending on the specialization chosen. A student following this course of study will take the general education secondary core, specialization course work, a minor in All Level Education (pre-professional courses and the professional development sequence). At the end of the completed program, and upon successful completion of applicable TExES examinations, the student will apply to be certified to teach elementary through high school-level students (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) within the chosen field of study. The following specializations are available to ALVT majors: Art; Music; Physical Education; Spanish

Requirements for a Minor in All Level Education:

PreProfessional:

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education
EDUC 4345 Play and Play Environments

Professional:

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education
EDUC 3370 Teaching Diverse Populations
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories
EDUC 3380 Pedagogy for the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3383 Integrative Pedagogy for the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 4305 Student Apprenticeship/Internship Seminar
EDUC 4605 Student Apprenticeship/Internship

Note: Specific course work related to each All-Level specialization is outlined under relevant headings.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers programs approved by the State Board for Educator Certification and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and UIW is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Admission to Teacher Education

All students who plan to follow a program leading to initial certification must formally apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education program. Applications for admission into Teacher Education are accepted within the first six weeks of both the spring and the fall semesters. The application packet may be picked up at the Education Certification Office or on the Education Blackboard site.

NO STUDENT MAY TAKE COURSE WORK IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE PRIOR TO UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.

Application packets are available in February for the Spring semester and in September for the Fall semester. Specific due dates are announced each semester; applicants are responsible for verifying all relevant dates. The students must submit application packets containing the following information and criteria by the specified deadline. The application packet must include the following:

  1. A transcript issued by the Registrars Office of each college or university attended (a copy of an official transcript is acceptable) verifying that:
    1. at least 60 hours of college core course work has been completed or is in progress (students are responsible for providing all documentation of course work, including transfer transcripts)
    2. a cumulative grade point average of a 2.75 or greater at time of application (students are responsible for maintaining minimum GPA requirement of 2.75 until program completion); and
    3. a grade of “C” or greater for every course taken (students are responsible for maintaining “C” or
      greater in each course until the program is completed).
  2. A copy of a degree plan. If no degree plan exists for the applicant, a Request for Degree Plan form is available from the Registrar’s Office and must be turned in 10 - 12 weeks prior to application.
  3. Verification that all three sections of the TASP (Texas Academic Skills Program) have been successfully completed with a score of 230 or higher. TASP booklets may be picked up in the Certification Office.
  4. Verification of a score at or above the 11th grade level on Nelson Denny Reading Test.
  5. As evidence of ability in critical thinking, completion with a grade of “C” or higher on the following courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or a Mathematics course at or above the level of college algebra.
  6. Verification that EDUC 2305, Foundations of Education, has been successfully completed or is in progress.
  7. Submission of two separate written recommendations (forms provided in application packet). Whenever possible, students should seek recommendations from non-education content area faculty members who have had the student in class and can attest to performance in academic course work.
    Note: Additional data regarding fitness for teaching -- maturity, independence, responsibility, interpersonal relations, etc, -- are solicited from the UIW community who have come in contact with the applicant for consideration in the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee’s deliberations described below. This information is of great significance to the decisions made by both the Dreeben School of Education and the University-Wide Committee for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
  8. Submission of a well-written one-page essay on an educational topic. This “writing sample” will be completed in the presence of Certification Office personnel during a scheduled thirty minute time period. Sign-up times for this writing sample are posted for two weeks prior to the application deadline.

When all application requirements are submitted, sign-up dates and times for interviews are posted. These interviews will be held on determined dates and usually consist of one hour sessions with five to eight applicants in each session. Members of the Dreeben School of Education faculty and administration as well as University faculty and administration will make up the initial interview teams.

Recommendations from the initial interview teams will then be presented to the Dreeben School of Education faculty for their approval and recommendations. These approvals and recommendations will then be presented to the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee for final consideration. A formal letter of unconditional acceptance, conditional acceptance, or denial will be mailed to each applicant by the end of the semester. The Certification Office will not make any announcements regarding the status of any applicant until such letters are sent.

ACCEPTANCE INTO TEACHER EDUCATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE INTO TEACHER APPRENTICESHIP.

Admission to Teacher Apprenticeship

The final courses in the professional development sequence involve supervised teaching. Undergraduates take the Teaching Apprenticeship, a one-semester experience of supervised teaching in conjunction with a Teaching Apprenticeship Seminar. Post-bac candidates have two options: The Teaching Apprenticeship or an Internship. However, all of the procedures related to application to apprenticeship described in this section must also be followed by students who wish to fulfill the requirement for a supervised teaching experience with an internship.

Students must apply for Teacher Apprenticeship the semester BEFORE they plan to apprentice. It is the recommendation of the Dreeben School of Education, the State Board for Educator Certification, and the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee that students wishing to apply must have completed all required course work prior to application. On a case-by-case basis, the Dreeben School of Education may give approval for registration in only one three-credit course along with Teacher Apprenticeship and Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar. Students must request this consideration in writing.

Students wishing to do Apprenticeship or Internship in the fall semester should apply in the previous spring or summer. Students wishing to do Apprenticeship in the spring semester should apply the previous fall. No Internships may be started in the spring semester.

Application packets for Teacher Apprenticeship are available the beginning of February for the Spring semester and the beginning of September for the Fall semester. Specific due dates are announced each semester; applicants are responsible for following all relevant dates. The students must submit application packets containing the following information by the specified deadline:

  1. Proof of unconditional acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
  2. A transcript issued by the Registrar’s office (a copy of an official transcript is acceptable) verifying:
    1. completion or in progress of all course work on Degree Plan (with the exclusion of the apprentice requirement and the option of one additional three-hour course {see above});
    2. a cumulative grade point average of a 2.75 or greater; and a grade of “C” or greater for every course taken.
  3. A updated degree plan verifying the completion of all courses. This includes all transfer credit/work, all courses waived, or all courses substituted, if any.
    Note: It is the obligation of the applicant to prove that listed course work on the official degree plan HAS BEEN MET. The Certification Office will not take responsibility for the reconstruction of
    degree plans, the collection of any transfer credit hours or transcripts, the waiver or the substitution
    of any listed required course work, any change of grades, any requests for independent study, or any fulfillment of IP’s.
  4. Submission of two separate written recommendations (forms provided in application packet) from non-education content area faculty members who have had the student in class and can attest to performance in academic course work.

    Note: Additional data regarding fitness for teaching – maturity, independence, responsibility, interpersonal relations, etc., – are solicited from UIW staff who have come in contact with the applicant for consideration in the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee’s deliberations described below. This information is of great significance to the decisions made by both the Education Department and the University-Wide Committee for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.

  5. Submission of a formal paper describing the applicant’s philosophy of education. This essay must be typed and must reflect the applicant’s experiences and attitudes toward individual teaching style, methods, and goals. This essay may also be included in the applicant’s portfolio.
  6. A portfolio demonstrating the applicant’s experiences and work within the education program. These portfolios are designed to reflect and assess the applicant’s growth and expertise within their chosen fields throughout their educational experiences.

When all application requirements are submitted, sign-up interview dates and times are posted. These interviews will be held on determined dates and usually consist of one hour to one and one-half hour sessions with five to eight applicants in each session. Members of the Dreeben School of Education faculty and administration as well as University faculty and administration will make up the initial interview teams. Recommendations from the initial interview teams will then be presented to the Dreeben School of Education faculty for their approval and recommendations. These approvals and recommendations will then be presented to the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee for final consideration. A formal letter of unconditional acceptance, conditional acceptance, or denial will be mailed to each applicant by the end of the semester in which they are applying. The Certification Office will not make any announcements regarding the status of any applicant until such letters are sent.

An additional 6 hours of upper-division education courses may be substituted for Apprenticeship by the Education Certification Office ONLY if a person has taught full time for two years under contract in an accredited school in the area and on the same level as the desired certification. Performance in the program and written evaluations of the two-year teaching experience(s) will be major considerations in the decision. No substitutions will be made for the Student Apprenticeship Seminar. Specific steps, in addition to successful completion of teacher apprenticeship, must be taken to assure certification by the State Board for Educator Certification.

Internship

In January, 1988, the State Board of Education adopted Rule (19 TIC 137.321) for persons seeking initial teacher certification who already hold a baccalaureate degree. One of the provisions in the certification requirement is:

“(D) a field internship of one school year where the intern may be employed as a teacher of record and where the intern is jointly supervised by the college or university and a cooperating school district accredited or recognized by the Texas Education Agency….” (137.321).

Internships offer an opportunity for the intern to meet the requirements for a student teaching experience while employed in a teaching position. It is a cooperative effort between the intern, the school district, and the University of the Incarnate Word. The University of the Incarnate Word is responsible for the Internships in terms of SBEC requirements and supervision. Therefore, all internships MUST be approved by the certification officer prior to acceptance of a position in the school district.

The student must meet the eligibility requirements described by the Texas Academic Code, which are listed below. The internship may be extended for one year if determined necessary by the school district and the University. (The program is not available to pre-service students who are pursuing teacher certification in conjunction with meeting undergraduate degree requirements.)

Internships are for two academic semesters and may only begin in the fall. The Student Apprenticeship Seminar must be taken in conjunction with the Internship. Interns must meet the University deadlines for registering for the internship each semester. To be eligible, the student must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Have and maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Be accepted into the Teacher Certification program of the University of the Incarnate Word.
  4. Be accepted for apprenticeship/internship by the Dreeben School of Education faculty.
  5. Be hired in a full time position by an accredited school located within Bexar County and in a location
    approved by University of the Incarnate Word. The teaching position must be in the area and at the level
    for which certification is sought (60% of the school day must be in the area and level of certification). The
    position must be approved by the UIW Certification Officer prior to a contract being signed or even a
    verbal commitment made to the district.

Application and Approval for State Certification

Application for Texas certification is made available through the Certification Office of the University of the Incarnate Word. Information regarding testing dates, registration deadlines, or testing sites is available through published bulletins available in the Certification Office and on the Education Blackboard site. Application for certification takes place once all course work and required state-administered competency examinations (TExES) have been successfully completed.

Note: It is the recommendation of the Certification Office that the application for state certification be filed immediately after graduation or upon completion of all required TExES examinations, whichever comes first, to ensure that program changes, if any, do not affect certification status of individual applying.

Letters of Completion are sent to school districts at the student’s formal written request once all necessary application requirements and fees are submitted. Temporary completion letters (upon graduation from the program) are also available at the written request of the student. Students should contact the Certification Office for details. In accordance with Article 6252-13C, Texas Civil Statutes, all applicants for Texas certification will be screened for a record of felony or misdemeanor conviction through the Texas Department of Public Safety. Any potential certification applicants wishing to clarify their status should contact the Certification Officer. The Certification Officer and the Dreeben School of Education reserve the right to determine the eligibility of any UIW student registering for TExES examinations or applying for certification.

NOTE: Students seeking certification from the University of the Incarnate Word Program will be subject to any additional or new requirements which may be set forth by legislative mandates or by the State Board for Educator Certification.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE for INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

I. Rhetoric: Hours
 

ENGL 1311 Composition I

 
 

ENGL 1312 Composition II

6
II. Literature and Fine arts:  
 

ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies

 
 

THAR 4301 Creativity in the Classroom

6
III. Philosophy and Religious Studies:  
 

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

 
 

RELS 13XX Religious Studies

 
 

3 additional hours from Philosophy or Religious Studies

9
IV. History and Social Sciences:  
 

HIST 1321 The United States to 1865

 
 

POLS 1315 American Politics

6
V. Mathematics and Natural Sciences:  
 

MATH 1304 College Algebra

 
 

BIOL 1302/1102 Diversity of Life and Laboratory

7
VI. Second Language:  
 

Must be two consecutive courses of the same language or equivalent

6
VII. Wellness:  
 

DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness

 
 

1 hour additional PE activity

3
VIII. Core Electives:  
 

HIST 1322 The United States Since 1865

 
 

POLS 1316 State and Local Politics

 
 

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology

9
IX. Community Service (45 hours)  
X. Computer literacy (must be demonstrated by EDUC 3340: Technology in Education  
Total Hours in Core 52


INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR

SPCH 1311 Public Speaking

3

ENGL 3385 Integrated Language Arts

3

ENGL 4367 Literature for Children and Young Adults

3

MATH 2371 Integrated Math/Science I

3

MATH 2372 Integrated Math/Science II

3

MATH 2373 Integrated Math/Science III

3

HIST 2322 Texas and the Southwest

3

PEHP 3305 Motor Development, Health and Fitness

3

GEOG 3311 Cultural Geography

3

PSYC 2370 Child and Adolescent Psychology

3

Total hours in Interdisciplinary Major

30

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES SPECIALIZATION

EDUC 3316 Foundations of Language and Literacy

3

EDUC 3317 Language and Literacy Assessment

3

EDUC 3350 Emergent Literacy

3

EDUC 3351 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills in the Content Areas

3

EDUC 3364 History/Phil of Early Childhood Education

3

EDUC 3361 Family, Schools, and Community

3

EDUC 4372 Cognitive Structures and Language Development

3

EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments

3

EDUC 3300 The Study of Students in Diverse and Inclusive Settings

3
Total hours in Interdisciplinary Specialization 27

PRE-PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education

3

AND Admission into Teacher Education

 
Total hours of Pre-Professional Requirements 3

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education

3

EDUC 3370 Teaching Diverse Populations

3

EDUC 3373 Learning Theories

3

EDUC 3375 Teaching the Young Child I

3

EDUC 3377 Teaching the Young Child II

3

EDUC 3379 Instruction and Assessment

3

EDUC 4305 Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar

3

EDUC 4605 Teacher Apprenticeship

6
Total hours of Professional Development 27

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE for ALL LEVEL CERTIFICATION

I. Rhetoric: Hours
 

ENGL 1311 Composition I

 
 

ENGL 1312 Composition II

 
 

SPCH 1311 Public Speaking

9
II. Computer Literacy  
 

(Demonstrated by EDUC 3340: Technology in Education)

3
III. Dimensions of Wellness  
 

DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness

 
 

PEHP 11XX PEHP Activity Course

3
IV. Second Language-6 hours or equivalent 6
 

Must be two consecutive courses of same language or equivalent

 
 

V. History and the Behavioral Sciences

 
 

HIST 1321 The United States to 1865

 
 

HIST 1322 The United States Since 1865

 
 

PSYC 2356 Lifespan Development

 
 

POLS 1316 State and Local Politics

12
VI. Literature and the Arts  
 

ENGL 2310 World Literature and One additional ENGL course selected with Advisor

 
 

Fine Arts Performance or Fine Arts History

9
VII. Mathematics and the Natural Sciences  
 

MATH 1304 College Algebra or

 
 

MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 
 

Natural Science with Laboratory

 
 

Natural Science with Laboratory

10/11
VIII. Philosophy and Religious Studies  
 

1381 Introduction to Philosophy

 
 

13XX Religious Studies

 
 

3XXX or 4XXX Philosophy or Religious Studies

9
IX.

Community Service (45 Hours)

 
Total of hours in Core 62

PRE-PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments

3

AND Admission into Teacher Education Program

 
Total hours in Pre-Professional Requirement 6

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education 3
EDUC 3370 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories 3
EDUC 3380 Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School 3
EDUC 3383 Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary And Middle School 3
EDUC 4305 Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar 3
EDUC 4605 Teacher Apprenticeship 6
Total hours of Professional Development 24

ALL LEVEL SPECIALIZATIONS

Art

ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient Through Medieval

3

ARTH 3362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern

3

ARTS 1301 Drawing I

3

ARTS 1311 Design Elements

3

ARTS 2301 Drawing II

3

ARTS 2311 Design Principles

3

ARTS 3381 Creative Development in Art

3

ARTS 3382 Group Studio Management

3

ARTS 3383 Community Art Programs for Children

3

ARTS 3384 Community Art Programs for Adolescents and Adults

3

One course from each group:

 

*ARTS 3331 Sculpture

3

*ARTS 3341 Ceramics I

3

*ARTS 3355 Native Crafts: Clay

3
 
 

*ARTS 3320 Painting I

3

*ARTS 3351 Printmaking I

3
 
 

*ARTH 3334 Ancient Civilizations of the Americas

3

*ARTH 3363 Native American Art: Pueblo, Moundbuilders and Archaic

3

*ARTH 3364 Native American Art: Plains, Athapaskan, Pacific Coast

3

*ARTH 4361 Twentieth Century Art

3
 
 

Three courses from: * may apply in this section if not applied above

 

ARTS 3301 Advanced Drawing

3

ARTS 3321 Painting II

3

ARTS 3352 Printmaking II

3

ARTS 3342 Ceramics II

3

ARTS 3357 Photography

3

ARTS 3355 Native Crafts: Weaving

9

Total in Art Specialization

48

Music All Level

MUSI 1122 Aural Skills I

1

MUSI 2123 Aural Skills II

1

MUSI 2124 Advanced Aural Skills III

1

MUSI 1321 Music Theory I

3

MUSI 1322 Music Theory II

3

MUSI 2323 Music Theory III

3

MUSI 2324 Music Theory IV

3

MUSI 3323 Orchestration

3

MUSI 3341 Music Survey to 1750

3

MUSI 3342 Music Survey from 1750

3

MUSI 3343 Pedagogy of Music in the 20th Century

3

MUSI 3344 Creative Development in Music I

3

MUSI 3345 Brass and Woodwind Instrument Techniques

3

MUSI 3346 String and Percussion Instrumental Techniques

3

MUSI 3361 Vocal Techniques and Diction

3

MUSI 4323 Analysis and Synthesis

3

MUSI 4343 Creative Development in Music II

3

MUSI 4344 Conducting

3

MUSI 4345 Musical Styles

3

and 21 hours in Instrument Specialization

21

and 6-12 hours in Secondary Instrument

6-12

and 7 hours Major Ensemble (MUSI 1131, 1181, 1182)

7

Piano Proficiency Required

 

Students in instrumental ensembles must participate in Chorale on a non-credit basis for at least two semesters

 
Total in Music Specialization 85-91

Physical Education

PEHP 1199 Activity Lab

1

PEHP 2201 Tests and Measurement

2

PEHP 3105 Principles of Health

1

PEHP 3301 Motor and Fitness Development for Children

3

PEHP 3302 Motor and Fitness Development for Pre-Adolescents

3

PEHP 3410 Motor and Fitness Development for Adolescents

4

PEHP 3350 Theory of Movement Forms: Analysis and Construction

3

PEHP 3371 Care and Prevention of Injuries

3

PEHP 4301 Principles of Human Movement

3

PEHP 4333 Fundamentals of Human Performance

3

PEHP 4345 Psychomotor Development: Education Implications

3

and 3 hours from:

 

Group A: Individual and Dual Activities and

3

Group B: Team Activities

3

and:

 

PEHP 1112 Gymnastics

1

and 1 hour from:

 

Group D: Rhythmic Activity

1

Group E: Aquatic Activity

1

Support Work: (Counted in General Education Core for Natural Sciences)

 

BIOL 2421/2121 Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

*

BIOL 2422/2122 Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

*
Total hours in Physical Education Specialization 38

B.A. in Child Studies

Laboratory Child Studies is a non-certification program in education for students who are seeking careers in the early childhood profession in childcare and preschool settings. Students who have obtained an Associate’s Degree or 60 hours in early childhood education and core requirements are eligible for this degree program.

A student following this course of study will take the general education core, specialized course work (transferred from a community college) and upper division professional requirements. After the completion of this program the student is qualified as an early childhood professional educator.

General Education Core for Child Studies:

Major in child Development and/or Early Childhood Education
Up to 36 hours of transfer credit in the Associate’s Degree or within the 60 Hours in child development/early childhood transferred:

English:  

ENGL 4367 Children’s Literature

3

ENGL 3385 Integrated Language Arts

3
Total English hours 6
   
Upper Division Education 3

EDUC 3316 Foundations of Language and Literacy

3

EDUC 3350 Emergent Literacy

3

EDUC 3351 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills in the Content Areas

3

EDUC 3364 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

3

EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments

3

EDUC 3300 The Survey of Children in Diverse and Inclusive Settings

3
Total hours in upper division education 18
   
Physical Education  

PEHP 3305 Motor Development, Health, and Fitness

3

PEHP 4345 Psychomotor Development: Educational Implications

3
Total hours in physical education 6
   
Upper Division Module:  

THAR 4301 Creative Arts in the Classroom and 9 hours chosen from:

3

GEOG 3311 Cultural Geography

3

SPCH 3321 Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

SOCI 3321 Seminar in Social Problems

3

SOCI 3343 The Family

3
Total in upper level module 12

Tesol Concentration

The Dreeben School of Education has an 18-hour undergraduate concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with 2 required linguistics courses offered by the English Department. This concentration does not lead to Texas Teacher Certification but is primarily taken by persons wishing to teach

English in other countries.

ENGL 2383 Introduction of General Linguistics
EDUC 2380 Introduction of Intercultural Communication
ENGL 4360 Applied Linguistics
EDUC 4380 TESOL Practicum

Choose one of the following:

ENGL 4370 Trends in Linguistics
EDUC 3317 Language and Literacy Assessment

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