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

Bachelor of Science, Major in Education: 4-8 Science
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
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
GEOG 1401Weather and Climate4
GEOL 1403Physical Geology4
GEOL 1404Historical Geology4
MATH 1385Intro Foundations of Math II3
MATH 2384Functions and Graphs3
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
4
PHYS 1403Stars & Galaxies4
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality 53
Select one of the following: 64
Life in the Universe
Cosmic Catastrophes
General Botany
General Zoology
Human Anatomy
Oceanography
Environmental Geology
Major: Required
Field Experience I
READ 3373Content Area Rdg In Mid Grades3
READ 3374Voc & Word Stdy In Mid Grades3
Field Experience II
SPED 3301Learn and Instruc Child W/Disa3
TESL 3313ESL Methodology I 73
YLR Semester I
CIME 3376Curriculum & Assmt For Mid Grd3
CIME 4335Teaching Science in the Middle Grades3
CIME 4391Student Teaching in the 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 Hours128
1

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

2

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

3

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

4

BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313

5

SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301.

6

BIOL 2401 recommended.

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 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, TESL, and READ 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.

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 III14
Component Area V13Component Area VIII13
Component Area IX11ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123HIST 130233
HIST 130133MATH 13853
MATH 138443POLS 230553
 17 19
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX13CIME 33743
CIME 23133GEOL 14034
EDUC 11011MATH 23843
ENGL 2332 or 233363PHYS 14034
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4SPED 230173
POLS 230653 
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BESL 330183Select one course from the list below94
CHEM 1406 or 1305 and 11054CIME 33273
GEOG 14014GEOL 14044
READ 33733SPED 33013
READ 33743TESL 3313103
 17 17
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CIME 33753CIME 43923
CIME 33763EDUC 43013
CIME 33853TESL 4314103
CIME 43353 
CIME 43913 
 15 9
Total Hours: 128
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

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) as well as major.

5

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

6

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

7

SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301.

8

 BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313.

9

 See, list of courses below. BIOL 2401 recommended.

10

TESL 3313 prerequisite for TESL 4314.

Course List 9
ASTR 3303Life in the Universe3
ASTR 3383Cosmic Catastrophes3
BIOL 1411General Botany4
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy4
GEOL 3330Oceanography3
GEOL 3326Environmental Geology3

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 YRL 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, TESL, and READ 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 and all subsequent field experience blocks.

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

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 Science is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

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

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

  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas public schools.