Dec 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, BSIS


A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for the BSIS degree. Degree requirements include University Core Curriculum, the interdisciplinary major, and the professional development sequence. Certification in EC- 6 Core Subjects, EC- 6 Core Subjects-Bilingual, 4-8 Mathematics, EC-6 Core Subjects Early Childhood and STEM Focus or Reading, and EC-12 Special Education is available with the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree. 

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs
  1. University Core Curriculum Programs  
  2. First Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements & Supporting Fields
  4. Professional Development Requirement

42

(2) 

54-62

24

  Total 120-128 (122-130)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


A. Core Curriculum Program Requirements


Students must complete the University’s General Education requirements, which include the core curriculum. (See “General Education Requirement  ” in the “Undergraduate Programs  ” section of this catalog; see also “University Core Curriculum Programs .”) Students seeking the 4-8 Math Interdisciplinary Degree must take BIOL 1406  and CHEM 1411 . Only 3 hours of BIOL 1406  will apply to the Core Curriculum Program. The one hour laboratory component will be counted in the major requirements.

B. Interdisciplinary Major Requirements (54-62 semester hours)


The Interdisciplinary major consists of an academic or delivery system specialization AND a combination of supporting fields.

1. Interdisciplinary major concentrations may be selected from one of the following areas:

  • EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
  • EC-6 Early Childhood Delivery with STEM Focus 
  • EC- 6 Generalist with Reading Delivery
  • 4-8 Mathematics
  • EC-12 Special Education

2. The combination of supporting fields consists of a combination of three of the following five fields: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. A different combination of supporting fields is designated for each concentration. A minimum of 24 of the 51-54 semester hours must be in upper-division courses.

EC-6 Core Subjects-Bilingual


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate a depth of knowledge of bilingual education;
  • demonstrate a depth of speaking ability in Spanish;
  • effectively apply the competencies of a bilingual education teacher in their clinical teaching experience.

EC-6 Core Subjects with Early Childhood Delivery with STEM Focus


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • provide well-designed instruction and assessment for students from a variety of backgrounds;
  • develop classroom climates conducive to learning;
  • apply in-depth knowledge of processes and practices associated with students’ reading and literacy development;
  • fulfill professional roles and responsibilities.

EC-6 Core Subjects with Reading Delivery


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • provide well-designed instruction and assessment for students from a variety of backgrounds;
  • develop classroom climates conducive to learning;
  • apply in-depth knowledge of processes and practices associated with students’ reading and literacy development;
  • fulfill professional roles and responsibilities.

4-8 Mathematics


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • design instruction and assessment, with special emphasis on mathematics, to promote student learning among diverse student populations;
  • provide examples of a positive classroom climate among diverse student populations;
  • determine effective, responsive instruction and assessment, with special emphasis on math;
  • articulate and fulfill professional roles and responsibilities.

EC-12 Special Education


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate a depth of knowledge of understanding individuals with disabilities and evaluating their needs;
  • demonstrate a depth of knowledge of fostering learning and development for individuals with disabilities;
  • demonstrate a depth of knowledge of foundations of special education and professional roles and responsibilities of the special education teacher;
  • effectively apply the competencies of a special education teacher in their clinical teaching experience.

C. Professional Development Requirements (24 semester hours)


D. Non-Certification Track to the BSIS Degree


The degree will be a BSIS Degree without certification.  Students will follow the same degree plan as one of the five emphasis above (EC-6 Reading, EC-6 Bilingual, EC-6 Early childhood with STEM, EC-12 Special Education or 4-8 Mathematics) except for the last semester, during which they will choose 9 SCH of faculty advisor approved elective courses that will replace the clinical teaching component of the degree.