Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, PK-3: 4+1 Master of Education in Teaching & Learning

Admission Documentation and Criteria

Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education in Teaching and Learning 4+1 Program must submit the following:

  • 4+1 Program Application through Apply Texas
  • Current undergraduate transcript demonstrating a minimum 3.00 overall GPA or last 60 SCH.
  • Three Reference Forms (at least two from SHSU professors)
  • Writing Sample

Admission to the 4+1 program is competitive and the number of available positions is limited. 

Before a formal offer of admission will be issued, the applicant must supply evidence that he or she has passed both the appropriate content TExES and PPR TExES certification exams.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Education: PK-3
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) 43
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 53
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 64
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1408Contemporary Biology 24
BIOL 1436Foundations Of Science 24
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 33
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 53
Major: Foundation
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition3
CIEE 2333Becoming A Teacher3
CIEE 3374Human Growth & Learning3
ECHE 3302Early Childhood Education Theories3
ECHE 3313Early Childhood Cognition3
ECHE 3325Creative Arts for Educators3
ECHE 4333Dev Appr Prog For Yng Children3
ECHE 4343Curriculum for Early Childhood 73
ECHE 4349Lang/Lit Development3
ECHE 3363Wrkng /W Families-Diverse Comm3
EDUC 1101Educator Preparation1
MATH 1384Intro Foundations of Math I3
MATH 1385Intro Foundations of Math II3
READ 3380Emergent & Beginning Literacy3
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality3
Field Experience I
CIEE 3334Mth Instruction In Elem Grades3
ECHE 3301Social Guidance - Young Child3
ECHE 3316Assessment in Early Childhood3
Field Experience II
READ 3383Read Methods/Assessment - Elem3
READ 3384Lang Arts/Assessment - Elem3
SPED 4314Literacy-Students with Exceptionalities3
TESL 3313ESL Methodology I3
Field Experience III
CIEE 3335Sci Instruction In Elem Grades3
CIEE 3336Soc Stdy Instrctn In Elem Grds3
TESL 4314ESL Methodology II3
4+1 MED Pre-Internship 8
CIED 5383Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg3
CIED 5393Assessment Of Learning3
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
4+1 MED Teaching & Learning
BESL 5318Sheltered Instruction in PK-123
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5382Instructional Coaching3
CIED 5085Advanced Research in Teaching3
CIED 5390Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc3
CIED 5398Practicum in Classrm Instrc II3
CIED 5399Internship In Classroom Instrc3
General Electives3
Minor: Not Required 9,10
Total Hours148
1

Any Component Area II (Mathematics) course will satisfy this requirement. 

2

BIOL 1408 and  BIOL 1436 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major.

3

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

4

CAMX 2301 is suggested to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

5

PSYC 1301 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

6

COMS 1361 and KINE 2115 are suggested to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

7

ECHE 4343 is a floater class, which can be taken with Field Experience I, Field Experience II, or with Student Teaching to be considered full-time.

8

Students must apply for graduation with their bachelor's degree during their M.Ed. Pre-Internship semester to be eligible for their Internship placement.

9

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. 

10

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.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
BIOL 140814Component Area V63 
ENGL 130123BIOL 143614 
HIST 130133ENGL 130223 
MATH 131443HIST 130233 
PSYC 130153MATH 13843 
 16 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area IX73Component Area IX71 
CIEE 23333BESL 33013 
EDUC 11011CIEE 33743 
ENGL 2332 or 233383ECHE 33133 
MATH 13853POLS 230693 
POLS 230593READ 33803 
SPED 23013  
 19 16 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
CIEE 33343ECHE 43333 
ECHE 33013READ 33833 
ECHE 33023READ 33843 
ECHE 33163SPED 43143 
ECHE 33253TESL 33133 
ECHE 43493  
 18 15 
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
CIEE 33353CIED 5383113 
CIEE 33363CIED 5393113 
ECHE 33633General Elective3 
ECHE 4343103SPED 5301113 
TESL 43143  
 15 12 
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BESL 53183CIED 53703CIED 50853
CIED 53983CIED 53993CIED 53823
  CIED 53903
 6 6 9
Total Hours: 148
1

BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1436 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major.

2

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

3

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

4

Any Component Area II (Mathematics) course will satisfy this requirement. 

5

PSYC 1301 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

6

CAMX 2301 is suggested to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

7

COMS 1361 and KINE 2115 are suggested to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

8

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

9

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

10

ECHE 4343 is a floater class, which can be taken with Field Experience I, Field Experience II, or with Student Teaching to be considered full-time.

11

Students must apply for graduation with their bachelor's degree during their M.Ed. Pre-Internship semester to be eligible for their Internship placement.

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.

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, PK-3: 4+1 MED in Teaching and Learning is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepared for Texas Teacher Certification in Prekindergarten through third grade.
  • Prepared to teach all content areas necessary for PK – 3rd Grade.
  • Prepared to implement evidence-based methods of teaching and learning.
  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas Public schools.  ​