Bachelor of Science, Major in Education: PK-3

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
Student Teaching
CIEE 4391Std Tch Elementary School3
ECHE 4399Std Tch Kindergarten Classroom3
or CIEE 4392 Std Tch Elementary School
EDUC 4301Teacher Education Capstone3
Total Hours124
1

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

2
BIOL 1408 and  BIOL 1436 satisfies 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

Component Area V: CAMX 2301 suggested.

5
PSYC 1301 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 
6

Component Area IX COMS 1361 and KINE 2115 suggested. 

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. 

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 V 63
ENGL 130123BIOL 143614
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 131443HIST 130233
PSYC 130153MATH 13843
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX73Component Area IX 71
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 33353ECHE 4343103
CIEE 33363ECHE 4399 or CIEE 43923
CIEE 43913EDUC 43013
ECHE 33633 
TESL 43143 
 15 9
Total Hours: 124
1
BIOL 1408 and  BIOL 1436 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major.
2

ENGL 1301 satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

3

HIST 1301 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 Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

6

Component Area V: CAMX 2301 suggested. 

7
Component Area IX COMS 1361 and KINE 2115 suggested.
8

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

9

POLS 2305 and POLS 2306 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. 

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.

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, PK3 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.  ​