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Teacher Education- Undergraduate Degrees

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Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

 IDS is an EC-6  teaching program resulting in certification for early childhood through sixth  grade.  A student following this course  of study will take the general education core, the Interdisciplinary Studies  major, specialization coursework yielding in reading and special education minors, pre-professional  courses, and the professional development sequence. 

          IDS Degree Plan

          IDS Sample Course Sequence

Education Minor

Candidates pursuing certification for the secondary or all-level grades, major in the field in which they plan to certify and minor in education.  The reading and special education minors are also available to secondary and all-level candidates.

A SECONDARY teaching program resulting in certification for seventh through twelfth grades is available for the following specializations:  English Language Arts, History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics

An ALL-LEVEL teaching program resulting in certification for early childhood through the twelfth grade is available for the following specializations: Art, Music, Spanish, Theater, and Physical Education.

        Education Minor

Reading Minor

The reading minor is required for IDS majors and is optional for secondary and all-level candidates. 

         Reading Minor

Special Education Minor

The reading minor is required for IDS majors and is optional for secondary and all-level candidates. 

          Special Education Minor

 

Application to the Teacher Certification Program

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework successfully completed with a grade of “C” or higher in every course taken for IDS majors / in major and education coursework for secondary/all-level candidates.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or greater.
  • A minimum score of 230 on the reading, writing, and mathematics sections of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA):  http://www.thea.nesinc.com/
  • EDUC 2305: Foundation of Education (completed or in progress)
  • Two written faculty recommendations
  • Current transcripts (from each college or university attended)
  • Group interview
  • Writing samples

 


 

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Elda Martinez
Director of Teacher Education
eemartin@uiwtx.edu  / 210-832-3297