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EC-6 Core Subjects with ESL Certification and M.Ed. Early Admission

Degree Plan

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EC-6 Core Subjects with English as a Second Language Certification, B.S./M.Ed.

General Education Curriculum (40)

The Education program uses a modified version of the General Education Curriculum (GEC) listed in this Catalog.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.


ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits

one of the following courses:

ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Exercise Science

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Fine Arts

any 3 hour FAR, MUS or THA


HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

choose one of the following:

HIS 2301 World History to 1648 3 Credits
HIS 2303 World History Since 1648 3 Credits


MAT 1302 College Algebra 3 Credits

Natural Science

CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits


choose 3 hours from the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Social Science

choose two of the following:

ECO 2305 Principles of Economics I 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits

Required Related Courses

Exercise Science

EXS 2201 Hlth Phys Ed Activties for Elem Teachers 2 Credits


HIS 3322 History of Texas 3 Credits


GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits

Math *

MAT 1304 Math for Liberal Arts 3 Credits
MAT 1305 Adv Fda of Math for Teachers 3 Credits

Natural Science *

BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits

* All EC-6 candidates are required to complete a minimum of 3 math and 3 science courses as a part of their degree plan.


PSY 3303 Infant and Child Development 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Professional Development

EDU 2100 Foundations of Education 1 Credit

EDU 3310 Multicultural Education 3 Credits
EDU 3338 Technology for Classroom Instr 3 Credits


EDU 2208 Fine Arts Elementary 2 Credits
EDU 2341 Instr/Assess/Class Mgt EC-12 3 Credits
EDU 3318 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3 Credits
EDU 3319 Math for Elementary School Teachers 3 Credits
EDU 3320 Science for Elementary School Teachers 3 Credits
EDU 4331 Differ Instr Mix-Ability K-12 Classrm 3 Credits
EDU 4340 Envir Process/Assess for E C-6 3 Credits
EDU 4348 Social Studies for Element Schl Teachers 3 Credits


RDG 3322 Children's Lit 3 Credits
RDG 4323 ESL Literacy 3 Credits
RDG 4401 Beginning Literacy 4 Credits
RDG 4402 Intermediate Literacy 4 Credits
RDG 4345 Teach Wrtg in Elem Classrm 3 Credits

English as a Second Language

EDU 3324 Language Acquisition & Development 3 Credits
EDU 4317 English As a Second Language Methodology 3 Credits

Clinical Teaching

EDU 4611 Clinical Teaching 6 Credits

M.Ed. Major Requirements

Required Courses

EDU 6305 Psychosocial Dimensions in Edu 3 Credits
EDU 6364 Using Data to Improve Education 3 Credits

Concentration area (choose one area)

Reading Specialist and Writing

EDU 6326 Writing Institute I 3 Credits
EDU 6327 Writing Institute II 3 Credits
RDG 6321 Reading & Writing Seminar 3 Credits
RDG 6319 Foundations of Rdg 3 Credits
RDG 6320 Diag/Rem Rdg Diff 3 Credits
RDG 6324 Reading Clinic 3 Credits
one of the following:
RDG 6322 Reading Practicum 3 Credits

Advisor Approved Elective 3 Credits
one of the following:
RDG 6345 Rdg Content Area-Ele 3 Credits
RDG 6346 Rdg Content Area-Secondary 3 Credits

Second Language Education and Culture

EDU 6320 Culturally Responsive Teching Methods 3 Credits
EDU 6356 App Lingistics in the Div Urban Classroo 3 Credits
EDU 6357 Cross-Cultural Communications 3 Credits
EDU 6358 Improving practice Internship 3 Credits
EDU 6360 Language Acquisition 3 Credits
RDG 6320 Diag/Rem Rdg Diff 3 Credits

any 6 graduate hours with approval of the program advisor 6 Credits

Total Hours (150)

Timeline for students who are considering the 5th Year Option:

  1. Apply for admission after completing 90 hour;.
  2. Meet admission requirements, one-time fall admission;
  3. Acceptance letter received;
  4. Senior year schedule of undergraduate program:

    Fall first semester:

    Complete six hours of undergraduate student teaching

    One three hour required graduate course

    Another three hour undergraduate course as needed

    Spring second semester:

    Two graduate courses

    Summer third/fourth semesters:

    Three to four graduate courses in concentration area and/or six hours Travel and Teach option as electives

  5. Enroll in 5th year schedule:

    Fall fifth semester:

    Two graduate courses

    Spring sixth semester:

    Three graduate course hours