Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, 4-8 Core

Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, 4-8 Core
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 33
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1436Foundations Of Science 64
ECON 1100Economics of Social Problems 51
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 73
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
MATH 1384Intro Foundations of Math I 13
Major: Foundation
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition 83
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
Applying Chemistry to Society
and Chemistry in Context Lab
4
or CHEM 1406 Inorganic & Envir Chemistry
CIME 2313Teaching as a Profession3
CIME 3327Integ Tech in Middle Grades3
CIME 3374Human Growth & Learning3
CIME 3375The Middle Level Child3
CIME 3385The Middle Grades Classroom3
EDUC 1101Educator Preparation1
HIST 3398Texas & the Southwest3
MATH 1385Intro Foundations of Math II3
MATH 2384Functions and Graphs3
MATH 3386Fundmtls of Probability/Stats3
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
4
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality 93
Field Experience I
READ 3373Content Area Rdg In Mid Grades 103
READ 3374Voc & Word Stdy In Mid Grades 103
Field Experience II
READ 3388Read Methods/Assess-Mid Lev3
READ 3389Lang Arts/Assessment - Mid Lev3
SPED 3301Learn and Instruc Child W/Disa3
TESL 3313ESL Methodology I 113
YLR Semester I
CIME 3376Curriculum & Assmt For Mid Grd3
CIME 4334Teaching Math in Middle Grades3
CIME 4335Teaching Science in the Middle Grades3
CIME 4391Student Teaching in the Middle Grades3
or CIEE 4391 Std Tch Elementary School
CIME 4336Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades3
YLR Semester II9-12
Student Teaching in the Middle Grades
Teacher Education Capstone
ESL Methodology II
Minor: Not Required 12,13
Total Hours126-129
1

MATH 1384 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the major.

2

To satisfy Component Area III BIOL 1408 is suggested.  

3

To satisfy Component Area V CAMX 2301 is suggested.

4

To satisfy Component Area VIII GEOG 1300 or BESL 2301 is suggested.

5

ECON 1100 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and the major.

6

BIOL 1436 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major.

7

ENGL 2332 OR ENGL 2333 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) as well as the major.

8

BESL 3301 is the prerequisite for TESL 3313.

9

SPED 2301 is the prerequisite for SPED 3301.

10

READ 3373 and READ 3374 (Field Experience I) are prerequisites for READ 3388 and READ 3389 in Field Experience II.

11

TESL 3313 is the prerequisite for TESL 4314.

12

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours.

13

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.75 minimum overall GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA or in the last 60 semester hours in all major coursework. Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater overall or in the last 60 semester hours. This includes transfer and SHSU courses.

Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU. Please check prerequisites for Field Experience I, Field Experience II, YLR I Semester, and YLR Semester II. Each field experience block must be completed successfully in order to progress through the field experience sequence.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, TESL, and SPED classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program and CIME 2313, CIME 3374, and SPED 2301 are required prior to enrollment in Field Experience I. BESL 3301 is required prior to enrollment in Field Experience II.
CIME 3385 is required prior to enrollment in YLR Semester I.

4-8 teaching candidates are now eligible to add a Minor in Special Education. This degree minor provides a pathway for College of Education students majoring in grades 4-8 certification tracks or the grades 7-12 certification tracks to also graduate with a teaching certification in the area of special education. The course requirements are available by clicking here (http://catalog.shsu.edu/undergraduate/colleges-academic-departments/ education/school-of-teaching-and-learning/special-education-minor/).

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area VI3Component Area VI3
Component Area V13Component Area VII3
BIOL 143624Component Area VIII53
ECON 110031COMS 23823
MATH 138443MATH 13853
 17 18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VII3BESL 330183
Component Area III64CHEM 1406 or 1305 and 11054
CIME 23133CIME 33743
EDUC 11011MATH 33863
ENGL 2332 or 233373SPED 230193
MATH 23843 
 17 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CIME 33753CIME 33273
HIST 33983CIME 33853
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4READ 33883
READ 3373103READ 33893
READ 3374103SPED 33013
 TESL 3313113
 16 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CIME 33763CIME 43923
CIME 43343EDUC 43013
CIME 43353TESL 43143
CIME 43363 
CIME 4391 or CIEE 43913 
 15 9
Total Hours: 126
1

Component Area V: CAMX 2301​ suggested. 

2

BIOL 1436 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major. 

3

ECON 1100 satisfies one hour of the requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and the major.

4

MATH 1384 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the major. 

5

GEOG 1300 OR BESL 2301 suggested.

6

Component Area III: BIOL 1408 suggested. 

7

ENGL 2332 OR ENGL 2333 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) as well as the major.

8

BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313.   

9

SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301 .

10

READ 3373 and READ 3374 (Field Experience I) are prerequisites for READ 3388 and READ 3389 in Field Experience II.

11

TESL 3313 prerequisite for TESL 4314

Notes 

Students must earn a 2.75 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA or in the last 60 semester hours in all major coursework. 

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater overall or in the last 60 semester hours. This includes transfer and SHSU courses.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU. Please check prerequisites for Field Experience I, Field Experience II, YLR Semester I, and YLR Semester II. Each field experience block must be completed successfully in order to progress through the field experience sequence.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, TESL, and SPED classes. 

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program and CIME 2313, CIME 3374, and SPED 2301 are required prior to enrollment in Field Experience I.

BESL 3301 is required prior to enrollment in Field Experience II.

CIME 3385 is required prior to enrollment in YLR Semester I.

4-8 teaching candidates are now eligible to add a Minor in Special Education. This degree minor provides a pathway for College of Education students majoring in grades 4-8 certification tracks or the grades 7-12 certification tracks to also graduate with a teaching certification in the area of special education. The course requirements are available by clicking here.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Education, 4-8 Core is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepared to teach all content necessary for 4 - 8 core certification.

  • Prepared to implement evidence-based methods of teaching and learning.

  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas public schools.