BSIS Degree with 4-8 Certification

Total Semester Credit Hours =120

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

UTEACH Mathematics and Science 4-8 Certification

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 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.

Recommended Curriculum: UTeach Mathematics (120 SCH)

Core Curriculum (44 SCH)

ENGL 1301: Grammar and Composition I

ENGL 1302: Grammar and Composition II

MATH 1350: Concepts of Modern Math I

MATH 1351: Concepts of Modern Math II

Life Science (Biology with Lab)

Physical Science (Chemistry or Physics with Lab)

World or British Literature: ENGL

SPCM 1315: Fundamentals of Speech

Visual and Performing Arts: MUSI, ART

HIST 1301: United States History I

HIST 1302: United States History II

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

Social/Behavioral Science

UTeach Courses (30 SCH)

EDUT 1170: Step I--Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

EDUT 2170: Step 2--Inquiry Based Lesson Design

EDUT 3370: Knowing and Learning in Math/Science

EDUC 4378: Methodology of Teaching ESL

Perspectives: HIST 3360 or PHIL 3360

EDUT 3371: Classroom Interactions

Research Methods: BIOL 3360, CHEM 3360, or PHYS 3360

EDFB 4338: Literacy in Content Areas

EDUT 4370: Project-Based Instruction

EDUC 4640: Student Teaching

EDUT 4170: Apprentice Teaching Seminar

Content Courses (46 SCH)

MATH 1314: College Algebra

MATH 1316: Trigonometry

MATH 3203: Matrix Methods in Science and Engineering

MATH 3452: Advanced Concepts of Math

MATH 1342: Statistics

MATH 2330: Discrete Structures

MATH 2325: Functions and Modeling

MATH 2413/2113: Calculus I/Lab

GEOL 3310: Physical Geology and Astronomy

GEOL 3314: Oceanography and Meteorology

ENGR 1200: Engineering Methods

Upper Division Electives (3 hrs.)

Electives (9 hrs., advisor approval)

Recommended Curriculum: UTeach Science (120 SCH)

Core Curriculum (44 SCH)

ENGL 1301: Grammar and Composition I

ENGL 1302:Grammar and Composition II

MATH 1350: Concepts of Modern Math I

MATH 1351: Concepts of Modern Math II

BIOL 1306/1106: General Life Science/Lab

CHEM 1311/1111: General Chemistry/Lab

World or British Literature: ENGL

SPCM 1315: Fundamentals of Speech

Visual and Performing Arts: MUSI, ART

HIST 1301: United States History I

HIST 1301: United States History II

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

Social/Behavioral Science

UTeach Courses (30 SCH)

EDUT 1170: Step I--Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

EDUT 2170: Step 2--Inquiry Based Lesson Design

EDUT 3370: Knowing and Learning in Math/Science

EDUC 4378: Methodology of Teaching ESL

Perspectives: HIST 3360 or PHIL 3360

EDUT 3371: Classroom Interactions

Research Methods: BIOL 3360, CHEM 3360, or PHYS 3360

EDFB 4338: Literacy in Content Areas

EDUT 4370: Project-Based Instruction

EDUC 4640: Student Teaching

EDUT 4170: Apprentice Teaching Seminar

Content Courses (46 SCH)

MATH 1314: College Algebra

MATH 1342: Statistics

BIOL 1307/1107: General Biology II/Lab

BIOL 3336/3137: Ecology/Lab

BIOL 3345/316: Plant Morphology or

BIOL 3348/3147: Plant Taxonomy

PHYS 1301/1101: College Physics I/Lab

GEOL 3310: Physical Geology and Astronomy

GEOL 3314: Oceanography and Meteorology

ENGR 1200: Engineering Methods

Electives (16 hrs., advisor approval)

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

Freshman Year

FALL (16 SCH)

ENGL 1301: Grammar and Composition I

HIST 1301: United States History I

MATH 1314: College Algebra

BIOL 1306/1106: General Biology I/Lab

THTR 1301: Visual and Performing Arts

SPRING (16 SCH)

ENGL 1302: Grammar and Composition II

HIST 1302: United States History II

MATH 1350: Concepts of Modern Math I

CHEM 1305/1105: Introductory Chemistry/Lab

SPCM 1315: Fundamental of Speech

Sophomore Year

FALL (16 SCH)

GEOG 1313 - Social and Behavioral Science

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government

MATH 1351: Concepts of Modern Mathematics

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

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

SPRING (15 SCH)

EDUC 4321: Integrating Technology in the Classroom

EDUC 1301: Introduction to the Teaching Profession

EPSY 3340: Educational Psychology

ENGL 2362 - World Literature

Junior Year

FALL (18 SCH)

ENGL 3375: Modern Grammar

ENGL 3312: Creative Writing I

EDUC 4378: Methodology of Teaching ESL

HIST 3301: Patterns of World History

READ 3332: Adolescent Literature

ECON 2301: Principles of Economics I or

ECON 2302: Principles of Economics II

HIST 4320: History of Texas

SPRING (18 SCH)

EDUC 4320: Teaching Skills

EDSY 3351: Managing and Instructing Diverse Learners

READ 4337: Corrective Reading or

READ 4366: Corrective Reading Practicum

ENGL 3308: Writing Literary Analysis

READ 3332: Adolescent Literature

READ 4360: Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

Senior Year

FALL (15 SCH)

EDUC 4315: Teaching Language Arts in Middle/High School

EDUC 4312: Teaching Social Studies in Middle/High School

EDFB 4338: Literacy in Content Areas

SPCM 3330: Improving Listening Abilities

POLS 4330: The American Presidency

SPRING (6 SCH)

EDUC 4640: Student Teaching

EDUC 4057: Student Teaching Seminar