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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, BSIS


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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 Generalist, EC- 6 Bilingual Generalist, 4-8 Mathematics, or EC-12 Special Education is available with the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree. 

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Course exemptions based upon advanced standing
  4. Major Requirements & Supporting Fields
  5. Professional Development Requirement

42
(2)
(6) 
55-64
24

  Total 123-133 (126-136)

*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 (55-64) 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 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 Bilingual Generalist


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 student teaching experience.

EC-6 Generalist 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 student teaching experience.

C. Professional Development Requirements (24 semester hours)


D. Non-Certification Track to the EC-6 BSIS Degree with a Reading Specialization


The degree will be a BSIS Degree with a specialization in EC-6 Reading-Non-Certification.  Students will follow the same degree plan as the EC-6 Reading Specialization with Certification (already approved) except for the last semester, they will choose from a list of courses the 9 hrs. that will make up for student teaching.

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