Interdisciplinary Studies Bilingual Generalist (Grades 4-8), Bachelor of Science

  • 124 credit hours required for degree
  • 45 advanced credit hours required for degree
  • 30 upper-division hours and 25% of total semester hours required for this degree must be completed at A&M-SA to satisfy residency requirement 

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the specific requirements of the major. In some cases, a course that is required for a major may also be counted towards the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science3
Life & Physical Science3
Language/Philosophy/Culture3
Creative Arts 3
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science 3
Government/Political Science 3
Social & Behavioral Science 3
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
Component Option Course from Approved List3
Subtotal:42
Required Support Courses 2
EDCI 1301Introduction to Teaching3
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
Additional Life & Physical Science 6
MATH 1350Fundamentals of Mathematics I3
MATH 1351Fundamentals of Mathematics II3
Subtotal:18
Major Courses 4
EDBL 3311Foundations of Bilingual Educ3
EDBL 3315Second Language Acquisition and Literacy for English Language Learners3
EDEC 3307Child and Adolescent Development as it Impacts Instruction3
EDRG 3315Early Literacy Instruction3
EDCI 3303Knowledge of Pedagogy & Assess3
EDSE 3345Survey of Exceptional Individuals3
HIST 2301Texas History3
EDCI 4348SS Mthds: Mid and Sec Lvls3
EDBL 3307Acad Spanish DL Immrsion Pgms 53
EDRG 3389Teach Rdg in Inter and Mid Sch3
EDBL 3321Mthd Teach Eng to Non-Eng Chld3
EDBL 4318Tch Rdng, SS, Dual Lang3
EDFR 3110Field Lab Residency I1
EDCI 3358Classroom Management: Middle and Secondary Level Teachers3
EDBL 3327Multilingual & Multicult Educ3
EDCI 4351Eng Lang Mthds: MId & Sec Lvl3
EDBL 4322Teach Math, Sci, Dual Lang3
EDCI 3309Legal and Ethical Issues in Ed3
EDCI 4356Science Methods: Middle School and Secondary Levels3
EDCI 4357Math Methods: Middle School and Secondary Levels3
EDFR 4613Elementary Clinical Teaching: Field Residency III (Unpaid semester at A&M-SA)6
Subtotal:64
Total Credits124

Completion of this degree plan requires admission to the Educator Preparation Program and successful completion of required field residencies and student teaching.

Completion of 45 hours; all with a C or better; Cumulative GPAof 2.75; Qualifying scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

EDCI 1301Introduction to Teaching3
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
MATH 1350Fundamentals of Mathematics I3
MATH 1351Fundamentals of Mathematics II3
HIST 1301US History to 18653
HIST 1302US History from 18653
HIST 2301Texas History3
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
2 Life & Physical Sciences courses

Note: For state approved programs leading to certification, as the state implements new requirements for certification, changes at the state level become compulsory at the time required with or without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to consult their major academic advisor and catalog for any new updates or changes. Catalog and Degree Plans expire in 6 years.

Advanced Spanish Proficiency

12 hours required for Pre-Admission to Bilingual Degree.

Required Courses
SPAN 1311Elementary Spanish I 13
SPAN 1312Elementary Spanish II 13
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I 13
SPAN 2315Spanish-Heritage Speakers II (required to register) 2 3
Total Credits12

ESL Endorsement Option

The Bilingual Program recommends students complete the following courses to prepare for the ESL Endorsement exam:

EDBL 3315Second Language Acquisition and Literacy for English Language Learners3
EDBL 3340Applied Linguistics3
EDBL 3321Mthd Teach Eng to Non-Eng Chld3