Bachelor of Science, Major in Education: 4-8 ELAR

Bachelor of Science, Major in Education: 4-8 ELAR
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) 33
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 23
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 23
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 24
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 33
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
MATH 1384Intro Foundations of Math I 13
Major: Foundation
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition 43
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
ENGL 3338Studies in Multicultural Lit3
ENGL 3363Mythology3
ENGL 3372Introduction to Linguistics3
MATH 1385Intro Foundations of Math II3
MATH 3381Intro - Foundation of Math III3
READ 3380Emergent & Beginning Literacy3
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality 53
Major: Required
Field Experience I
READ 3373Content Area Rdg In Mid Grades 63
READ 3374Voc & Word Stdy In Mid Grades 63
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 73
YLR Semester I
CIME 3376Curriculum & Assmt For Mid Grd3
CIME 4391Student Teaching in the Middle Grades3
READ 4311Critical Inquiry & Thinking in Middle Grades3
READ 4326Critical Literacy & Genre-based Strategies in Middle Grades3
YLR Semester II
CIME 4392Student Teaching in the Middle Grades3
EDUC 4301Teacher Education Capstone3
TESL 4314ESL Methodology II (Evening) 73
Minor: Not Required 8, 9
Total Hours121
1

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

2

Component Area III: BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1436 suggested; Component Area V: CAMX 2301 suggested; Component Area VIII: GEOG 1300 or BESL 2301 suggested; Component Area IX: ECON 1100 and COMS 2382 suggested.

3

 ENGL 2332 or ENGL 2333 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major.

4

BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313.

5

SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301

6

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

7

TESL 3313 prerequisite for TESL 4314

8

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. 

9

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 1, Field Experience 2, 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.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III14Component Area VIII13
Component Area V13Component Area IX13
Component Area IX11ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123HIST 130233
HIST 130133MATH 13853
MATH 138443POLS 230553
 17 18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Componenet Area III4CIME 33743
ENGL 2332 or 233363ENGL 33383
CIME 23133ENGL 33723
EDUC 11011READ 33803
MATH 33813SPED 230173
POLS 230653 
 17 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BESL 330183CIME 33273
CIME 33853READ 33883
ENGL 33633READ 33893
READ 337393SPED 33013
READ 337493TESL 3313103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CIME 33753CIME 43923
CIME 33763EDUC 43013
CIME 43913TESL 4314103
READ 43113 
READ 43263 
 15 9
Total Hours: 121
1

Component Area III: BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1436 suggested; Component Area V: CAMX 2301 suggested; Component Area VIII: GEOG 1300 or BESL 2301 suggested; Component Area IX: ECON 1100 and COMS 2382 suggested.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

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

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

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

7

SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301.

8

 BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313

9

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

10

TESL 3313 is a 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.

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.

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.

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, Major in Education: 4-8 ELAR is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepared to teach English Language Arts and Reading content necessary for 4 - 8 certification.

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

  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas public schools.