BSIS Degree with 4-8 Certification

Total Semester Credit Hours =120-125

The BSIS degree with 4-8 certification offers three options. English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies, UTeach Mathematics, and UTeach Science.

The School of Education at UT Tyler participates in UTeach, an innovative teacher preparation program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and The College of Education and Psychology that enables students to prepare for certification to teach mathematics or science in middle grades or high school.

The UTeach program invites students to explore their interest in teaching as early as the freshman year under the mentorship of some of Texas' most respected secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Early involvement in the UTeach program is a quick and efficient way for students to learn whether they are suited for the teaching profession. However, students may apply at any time during their undergraduate careers. Applicants must meet minimum grade point average requirements.

UTeach prepares the student for certification in mathematics, Life Science, or Chemistry as the primary teaching field. More information is available from individual departments, or from the School of Education advising office. In order to be eligible for a recommendation for 4-8 teacher certification, candidates must pass required TExES examinations in addition to successfully completing the requirements for the BSIS degree and student teaching.

Sample Courses: UTeach Mathematics (124 SCH)

Core Curriculum (44 SCH)

Course

Hrs

Grammar and Composition I

ENGL 1301

3

Grammar and Composition II

ENGL 1302

3

Concepts of Modern Math I

MATH 1350

3

Concepts of Modern Math II

MATH 1351

3

General Biology I/Lab

BIOL 1306/1106

4

General Chemistry I/Lab

CHEM 1311/1111

4

World or British Literature

ENGL

3

Fundamentals of Speech

SPM 1315

3

Visual and Performing Arts

MUSI, ART

3

U.S. History I

HIST 1301

3

U.S. History II

HIST 1302

3

Intro. to American Gov't.

POLS 2305

3

Intro. to Texas Politics

POLS 2306

3

Social/Behavioral Science

 

3

UTeach Courses (30 SCH)

 

 

Step I--Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

EDUT 1170

1

Step 2--Inquiry Based Lesson Design

EDUT 2170

1

Knowing and Learning in Math/Science

EDUT 3370

3

Educational Psychology

EPSY 3340

3

Perspectives

HIST 3360 or

PHIL 3361

3

Classroom Interactions

EDUT 3371

3

Research Methods

BIOL 3360, CHEM 3360, or PHYS 3360

3

Literacy in Content Areas

EDFB 4338

3

Project-Based Instruction

EDUT 4370

3

Student Teaching

EDUC 4640

6

Apprentice Teaching Seminar

EDUT 4171

1

Content Courses (46 SCH)

 

 

College Algebra

MATH 1314

3

Trigonometry

MATH 1316

3

Statistics

MATH 1342

3

Discrete Structures

MATH 2330

3

Functions and Modeling

MATH 2325

3

Calculus I/Lab

MATH 2413/2113

5

Physical Geology and Astronomy

GEOL 3310

3

Oceanography and Meteorology

GEOL 3314

3

Engineering Methods

ENGR 1200

3

Upper Division Electives

 

3

Upper Division Mathematics

 

6

Electives (advisor approval)

 

9

TOTAL

 

120

Sample Courses: UTeach Science

Core Curriculum (44 SCH)

Course

Hrs

Grammar and Composition I

ENGL 1301

3

Grammar and Composition II

ENGL 1302

3

Concepts of Modern Math I

MATH 1350

3

Concepts of Modern Math II

MATH 1351

3

General Biology I/Lab

BIOL 1306/1106

4

General Chemistry I/Lab

CHEM 1311/1111

4

World or British Literature

ENGL

3

Fundamentals of Speech

SPM 1315

3

Visual and Performing Arts

MUSI, ART

3

U.S. History I

HIST 1301

3

U.S. History II

HIST 1302

3

Intro. to American Gov't.

POLS 2305

3

Intro. to Texas Politics

POLS 2306

3

Social/Behavioral Science

 

3

UTeach Courses (30 SCH)

 

 

Step I--Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

EDUT 1170

1

Step 2--Inquiry Based Lesson Design

EDUT 2170

1

Knowing and Learning in Math/Science

EDUT 3370

3

Educational Psychology

EPSY 3340

3

Perspectives

HIST 3360 or

PHIL 3361

3

Classroom Interactions

EDUT 3371

3

Research Methods

BIOL 3360, CHEM 3360, or PHYS 3360

3

Literacy in Content Areas

EDFB 4338

3

Project-Based Instruction

EDUT 4370

3

Student Teaching

EDUC 4640

6

Apprentice Teaching Seminar

EDUT 4171

1

Content Courses (46 SCH)

 

 

College Algebra

MATH 1314

3

Statistics

MATH 1342

3

General Biology II/Lab

BIOL 1207/1107

4

Ecology

BIOL 3336/3137

4

Genetics

BIOL 3332/3133

4

College Physics I/Lab

PHYS 1301/1101

4

Physical Geology and Astronomy

GEOL 3310

3

Oceanography and Meteorology

GEOL 3314

3

Engineering Methods

ENGR 1200

3

Electives (advisor approval)

 

16

TOTAL

 

120

BSIS 4-8 Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies (120 SCH)

Freshman Year

Fall (16 SCH)

ENGL 1301

HIST 1301

MATH 1314

BIOL (4 SCH)

Elective (advisor approval)

Spring (16 SCH)

ENGL 1302

HIST 1302

MATH 1350

Visual and Performing Arts (3 SCH)

CHEM, or PHYS (4 SCH)

Sophomore Year

Fall (16 SCH)

GEOG 1313

POLS 2305

Social and Behavioral Science (3 SCH)

MATH 1351

Science (any BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS--4 SCH)

Spring (15 SCH)

SPCM 1315

POLS 2306

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2362, or 2363

EDUC 1301

EPSY 3340

Junior Year

Fall (18 SCH)

ENGL 3375, 3385, 4376, or 4380

EDUC 4321

READ 4364

THTR 3320 or 4321

HIST 3301

READ 3332

Spring (18 SCH)

EDUC 4320

EDUC 2301

READ 4337

ENGL 3308, 4300, 4305, 4310, 4315,

4320, 4325, 4330, 4335, 4341,

4345, 4350, 4355, 4360, or 4362

ECON 2301 or 2302

HIST 4320

Senior Year

Fall (15 SCH)

EDUC 4315

EDUC 4312

EDFB 4338

SPCM 3325, 4301, or 4331

POLS 4330 or 4340

Spring (6 SCH)

EDUC 4640

EDU 4057

Field or clinical experiences are required in conjunction with professional education courses of the BSIS degree. The School of Education in cooperation with participating school districts assigns students to school placements.

*Student Teaching: Requirements for admission to student teaching are provided at the end of the BSIS section of this catalog.

In order to be eligible for a recommendation for 4-8 teacher certification, candidates must pass required TExES examinations in addition to successfully completing the requirements for the BSIS degree and student teaching.