Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Professor William E. Sparkman, Interim Chairperson.

Professors Askins and Skoog; Associate Professors Butler, Button, Geer, Hovey, Jung, Powell, and Swafford; Assistant Professors Beckett, Burley, Cooper, El-Hindi, Gomez, Janisch, H. Johnson, M. Johnson, Morgan-Fleming, Morris, Simmons, Thomas, Varnum, Verdi, and Xu.

This division supervises two degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES and the Bachelor of Science in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE. Graduate programs in this division are described in the Graduate Catalog.

Elementary Education--Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies. This degree is designed primarily for individuals seeking teacher certification in grades 1-8. The following are the requirements for this degree:

Semester Hours

1. English 12
2. Speech--3
3. History--9
4. Political Science--6
5. Natural Science--12
6. Mathematics--9
7. Computer & Information Technology--3
8. Fine Arts--3
9. Geography--3
10. Multicultural Foundations--6
11. Orientation to Education (EDEL 2191)--1
12. Combination of Subjects--12
(ART 3372, ESS 3313, MUSI 2301, HLTH 3313)
13. Specializations--18
[Art, biology, earth science, English, exercise and sport sciences, geography, health, history, life-earth science, mathematics, music, other languages (French, German, Spanish), physical science, special education, speech communication, or theatre arts.]
14. Education--36
(EDEL 3320, 4000, 4330, 4360, 4370, 4375, EDLL 3350, 3351, 3352 4380)
15. Electives--As needed for 133 hour total
Total for degree 133

Two semesters of foreign language are considered as leveling work for this program unless waived because of two years of high school foreign language. GPA and other requirements for admission to the Teacher Certification Program are described earlier in this section of the catalog. The minimum number of hours required for a major in Multidisciplinary Studies is a total of 133. Students should consult advisors so that prerequisites and other requirements may be met in a timely manner.

The education courses required for certification must be completed in a four semester sequence as follows: Semester I, EDEL 3320 and EDLL 3350; Semester II, EDLL 3351, 3352; Semester III EDEL 4360, 4370, 4375, and EDLL 4380; and Semester IV, EDEL 4330 with 4000 (student teaching). These courses are not offered in the summer or in the evening. Individuals who cannot complete the courses in this sequence, will not be able to complete the program and should consult with an advisor immediately.

Following is a generalized course of study for individuals seeking elementary education teacher certification through the multidisciplinary studies major. Course sequence will vary depending on personal needs, the availability of classes for a given semester, and the number of hours in the area of specialization. A minimum of 133 hours is required, so electives may be needed.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
ENGL 1301, 3 ENGL 1302 3
HIST 2300 (U. S.) 3 EDEL 2191 1
Math 3 HIST 2301 (U. S.) 3
Fine Arts 3 Science 4
ANTH 1301 3 Math 3
Geography 3
15 hrs. 17 hrs.
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
ENGL 2301 3 ENGL 2302 3
COMS 2300 3 HIST 3310 (Texas) 3
POLS 1301 3 POLS 2302 3
Science 4 Science 4
Math 3 EDEL 2300 3
16 hrs. 16 hrs.
SUMMER SESSION
MUSI 2301 3
Specializations 3
6 hrs.
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
EDIT 3318 3 ESS 3313 3
ART 3372 3 HLTH 3313 3
EDEL 3320 3 EDLL 3351 3
EDLL 3350 3 EDLL 3352 3
Specialization 6 Elective (if needed) 3
18 hrs. Specialization 3
18 hrs.
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
EDEL 4370 3 EDEL 4000 9
EDEL 4375 3 EDEL 4330 3
EDEL 4360 3 12 hrs.
EDEL 4380 3
Specialization 3
15 hrs.

Electives to total 133 hours

Secondary Education. Texas Tech University does not offer a degree or major in secondary education. Individuals seeking certification to teach in grades 6-12 must complete a major in the desired area of certification, meet all baccalaureate requirements for that major, and the following certification requirements:

Semester Hours

1. English--12

2. Computer and Information Technology--3

3. Individual and Group Behavior (EDSE 2300)--3

4. Education--24

(EDSE 4000, 4310, 4311, 4320, 4322)

5. Teaching Fields

Secondary Option I (one teaching field)--36-40

(biology, chemistry, earth science, economics, English, geography, government, health, history, life-earth science, mathematics, other languages, physical science, or physics)

Secondary Option II (two teaching fields)

Teaching Field 1--24-30

Teaching Field 2--24-30

(biology, chemistry, computer information systems, dance, earth science, economics, English, exercise and sport sciences, geography, government, health, history, journalism, mathematics, other languages, physical science, physics, psychology, sociology, special education, speech communication, or theatre arts)

Secondary Option III--48-71

(art or music)

Secondary Option IV--50-64

(English-language arts, science, or social studies)

GPA and other requirements for admission to the Teacher Certification Program are described earlier in this section of the catalog. The courses required for certification are completed in a three semester sequence as follows: Semester I, EDSE 4310 and 4322; and Semester II, EDSE 4311 and 4320, and Semester III EDSE 4000 (student teaching). These courses are not ordinarily offered in the summer or in the evening. Individuals who cannot complete the courses in this sequence, will not be able to complete the program and should consult with an advisor immediately. EDSE 2300, used to fulfill a general education requirement, can be completed prior or after admission to the teacher education program. However, it must be completed no later than concurrently with EDSE 4310. This course is scheduled during the fall, spring, and summer sessions. EDSE 4311, 4320, and 4322 are generally taught in a local secondary school and require additional time at a school site. Individuals seeking certification in vocational agriculture, art, vocational home economics, and music should consult with advisors in those programs for specific requirements.

Multidisciplinary Science. The Multidisciplinary Science major is administered in this division. Individuals completing this major, the baccalaureate requirements, and the certification requirements are eligible for certification to teach all sciences grades 6-12 in Texas. The major requires 57-61 semester hours in science. All individuals in this major are required to complete CHEM 1107, 1108, 1307, 1308, PHYS 1103, 1104, 1306, 1307, GEOL 1101, 1102, 1303, 1304, BIOL 1403 1404, ATMO 1300, ASTR 1300, and 1100. In addition, an emphasis in biology (20-22 semester hours), chemistry (18-20 semester hours), geosciences (20-22 semester hours), physics (18-21 semester hours), or life and earth science (29 semester hours) is required. Students seeking certification must minor in secondary education. Students not seeking certification must have a minor in an area other than education. The minimum number of hours required for a major in Multidisciplinary Science is a total of 126. Students should consult advisors so that prerequisites and other requirements may be met in a timely manner. Two semesters of foreign language are considered leveling work for this program, unless waived because of two years of high school foreign language.

Courses in Bilingual Education. (EDBL)

3332. Foundations of Bilingual Studies (3:3:0). Overview of history, philosophy, assessment processes, research, and legal aspects related to bilingual education.

3334. Dual Language and Cognitive Development in Bilingual Programs (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDBL 3332. Skills, attitudes, psycholinguistic knowledge related to first and second language acquisition.

3337. Content Area Development for English as a Second Language Populations (3:3:0). Adapting the school curriculum for English as a second language (ESL) students with emphasis on developing appropriate teaching materials for content areas.

Courses in Elementary Education. (EDEL)

2191. Projects in Elementary Education (1:0:2). Exploratory experiences in educational programs through the elementary school level. May be repeated for credit. Must be taken pass-fail.

2300. Schools, Society, and Diversity (3:3:0). Historical, philosophical, sociological, and ideologic foundations of education: Purposes and roles of schools in a pluralistic society. Contemporary issues and reform trends in American public schools.

3099. Independent Study (V1-3). Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Independent study of special aspects or topics of elementary education. May be repeated for up to 3 hours credit.

3191. Correlated Field Experience (1:0:2). Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in an appropriate professional education course. Observation and supervised teaching of an elementary subject area at a field site. May be repeated for credit. Must be taken pass-fail.

3320. Managing Learning Environments (3:3:0). This course will focus on the application of theories of human development, learning and cognition, and social behavior to the elementary classroom.

4000. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (V1-12). Prerequisite: Attainment of admission standards to student teaching. Supervised teaching involving a period of major responsibility for instruction and learning in an elementary classroom of an accredited school. Course graded credit (CR) or no credit (NC).

4330. Capstone Course (3:3:0). This course emphasizes diagnostic teaching and learning, philosophies of education, current issues, classroom organization, professional portfolios, and teacher assessment.

4360. Teaching Social Studies (3:3:0). The design and organization of content, materials, and instructional strategies for social studies programs in elementary schools.

4375. Teaching Science (3:3:0). The methodology of teaching appropriate science learning experiences to elementary school children. Also included in this course is a minimum of 15 clock hours of clinical experience of teaching science activities to children.

4393. Internship in Elementary Education (3:1:3). Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Directed experiences in various roles at the elementary school level.

4394. Internship in Elementary Education (3:1:3). Prerequisite: EDEL 4393 and admission to teacher education. Directed experiences in various roles at the elementary school level.

Courses in Multidisciplinary Studies. (MDS)

3333. Integrative Multicultural Studies (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. An integrative multicultural focus on the impact of the processes of assimilation and cultural pluralism on educational institutions of America.

Courses in Language Literacy. (EDLL)

3350. Children's Literature (3:3:0). Prose and poetry for children under twelve, including standards for judging and criteria for selecting children's books.

3351. Foundations of Reading Instruction (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of reading development, methods of reading instruction, scope and sequence of programs.

3352. Language Literacy Acquisition (3:3:0). Study of the acquisition and development of language learning; study of curriculum, instruction, and exemplary classroom practices that foster literacy development.

4341. Teaching Reading in the Content Fields (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing, EDLL 3340. Issues, materials, and approaches in teaching reading in content fields.

4342. Assessment of Student Portfolios (3:3:0). Theory and technique for student portfolio assessment (observation, anecdotes, tests, reading and writing samples). Must have access to classroom students K-12. Concurrent with student teaching.

4343. Language­Literacy Development (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDLL 3340. Study of the acquisition and development of language and literacy skills.

4380. Literacy in the Content Areas (3:3:0). Understanding literacy in the content areas and planning instruction to promote content learning.

Courses in Secondary Education. (EDSE)

2192. Projects in Secondary Education (1). Arranged experiences as a tutor and/or teacher's aide in a secondary school. May be repeated for credit. Must be taken pass-fail.

2300. Schools, Society, and Diversity (3:3:0). Historical, philosophical, sociological, and ideologic foundations of education; purposes and roles of schools in a pluralistic society. Contemporary issues and reform trends in American public schools.

3192. Advanced Projects in Secondary Education (1). Arranged experiences as a tutor and/or teacher's aide. May be repeated for credit. Must be taken pass-fail.

4000. Student Teaching in the Secondary School (V1-12). Prerequisite: Attainment of admission standards to student teaching. Supervised teaching involving a period of major responsibility for instruction in an accredited secondary school. Course graded credit (CR) or no credit (NC).

4310. Learning, Cognition, and Instructional Design (3:3:0). Environmental, social, developmental, and cognitive factors influencing learning in adolescence; application of learning theory to classroom environment and instructional design for adolescent learners.

4311. Curriculum Planning, Development, and Evaluation (3:3:0). Foundations and principles of curriculum planning, development, implementation, and evaluation in secondary schools; issues in curriculum development.

4320. Instructional Methods (3:3:0). Strategies for teaching evaluation and classroom management.

4322. Diversity and the Classroom Learning Environment (3:3:0). Organization of social and academic systems in the classroom that are responsive to student learning styles, students' ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and students with special needs

4351. Teaching Grammar, Composition, Spelling, and Listening (3:3:0). Preparation for teaching grammar, usage, punctuation, composition, spelling, critical thinking, and listening in secondary schools.

4360. Teaching the Social Studies in the Secondary School (3:3:0). Methods, techniques, and evaluation procedures appropriate to teach various subjects in the area of social studies. Includes supervised practice in the selection of materials, visuals, and microteaching.

4376. Methods in Science Teaching (3:3:0). Focus on the curriculum, methods, and materials related to science instruction in the secondary schools.

4393. Internship in Secondary Education (3:1:3). Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Directed experiences in various roles at the secondary school level.

4394. Internship in Secondary Education (3:1:3). Prerequisite: EDSE 4393 and admission to teacher education. Directed experiences in various roles at the secondary school level.

4399. Individual Study (3). Prerequisite: 9 hours of education and consent of instructor. Independent study focusing on curriculum development and teaching strategies.


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