Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Ann Calahan, Head

E.J. Howell Building, Room 320

(254) 968-9097

http://www.tarleton.edu/~teachered

Professors: Bradberry, Burk, Calahan, Lamb, Larmer

Associate Professors: Chipman, L. Hawke, M. Hawke, Lindsey, Reven, S. Smith, Whitley

Assistant Professors: Allen, Anderson, Boggs, Castaneda, Currin, Gambill, Harris, Hay, Jinkins, K. Smith, Sopko, Taylor

Instructors: Guthrie

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

        The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies as the degree leading to teacher certification at the elementary level of Early Childhood through Grade 4, at the middle school level of Grades 4 through 8 and All Level Special Education. Through this degree students choosing early childhood certification obtain a broad-based content preparation with a strong emphasis on language arts and reading. At the middle school level, certification areas include Generalist, Math Science, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Math/Science. Supplemental certificates are available in Special Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and at the graduate level in Gifted and Talented Education and Technology Applications. Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in Education 3303. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described on pp. 126-130 of this catalog. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP/THEA test and complete 60 hours of coursework.

SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL EDUCATION

        Students working toward secondary and all-level certification will pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major and minor, if applicable, in academic disciplines. Students will also take professional education courses to meet certification requirements. While not offering a major in secondary education, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction does offer the professional development courses required to obtain secondary- and all-level certification.

        Students obtain academic advisement for secondary and all-level certification programs in the department of their major. Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in Education 3303. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described on pp. 126-130. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP/THEA test.

ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION

        The Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE) is an alternative teacher certification program offered in Stephenville, Killeen, and Fort Worth. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified individuals to serve as public school teachers in Texas. TMATE is a collaborative teacher education program between Tarleton State University and public school districts in the Tarleton service area.

        TMATE is an alternative certification program designed for persons who have already completed a baccalaureate degree and who have a record of exemplary academic achievement and/or work experience. Certification is earned through a combination of intensive summer course work coupled with a paid, year-long internship in a teaching position with a public school. The internship is jointly sponsored and supervised by Tarleton State University and the participating school district. Interns develop professional teaching skills and values through the combination of University classes and practical classroom experience.

        Through TMATE, teaching certificates may be earned in the following certification areas: Early Childhood – Grade 4; Middle School (grades 4 – 8); and High School (grades 8 – 12). All-level certifications are available in Generic Special Education, Physical Education, Art, and Music. Bilingual and ESL certifications are offered only through the TMATE – Fort Worth ISD program.

TMATE Entry Requirements

        TMATE applicants must present a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a GPA of 2.75 in the area of certification. Passing scores on each section of TASP/THEA or acceptable scores on the General GRE are required for admission to TMATE. Applicants who submit an acceptable GRE score concurrent with admission to TMATE will be eligible to apply a portion of their TMATE credits toward a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

        Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not constitute a guarantee of admission to the program. Applicants will be evaluated to determine an appropriate level of oral language proficiency and critical thinking ability. Additional evaluation procedures include a structured oral interview, formal writing sample, work evaluations from previous employment, performance on a standardized test of critical thinking, and additional evaluations prescribed by TMATE admission policies.

        Concurrent to applying for admission to TMATE, applicants must also apply for a teaching position with a school district within a 125-mile radius of Tarleton. (Interns in the TMATE-FWISD program must seek employment in Fort Worth ISD.) Thus, applicants are subjected to a dual screening process: one conducted by the University and the other by the school district. After initial screening and acceptance by the University, services of the University Placement Office are available to applicants to assist in obtaining a placement for their internship.

        A full description of the TMATE program is provided on the website, www.tarleton.edu/~tmate. Applicants may also contact one of the three TMATE offices:

Stephenville

Dr. Bill Larmer,

TMATE Cccrdinator

Box T-0290

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX 76402

254-968-9095

larmer@tarleton.edu

Killeen

Dr. Steve Harris

TMATE Director

2301 Atkinson Avenue Building 3

Killeen, TX 76543

254-501-0163

sharris@tarleton.edu

Fort Worth

TMATE Coordinator

7400 Garza Street

Fort Worth, TX 76116

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

        The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies leads to teacher certification at the Early Childhood through Grade 4 and the Middle School Grades 4 through 8 levels. Standards developed by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) provide the framework for Early Childhood through Grade 4 Generalist and Middle School Grades 4 through 8 Generalist and in Math, Science, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Math/Science certification programs as well as All Level Special Education that have been approved at Tarleton State University.

        The typical curriculum for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies requires (1) a minimum of 135 semester hours and (2) a minimum of 45 semester hours or advanced credit (3000 level or above).

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

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Courses Required for Major  
ENGL sophomore literature
3
MATH 3033, 3053
6
RDG 3113, 3843, EDU 3303, 3353, 4353, 4906
21
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
For Interdisciplinary Studies Generalist Early Childhood through Grade 4

F A 1353,1 MUSC 2133

6

PSY 3033

3

SPAN 1014, 1043

7

BIOL 2103, P SC 1014, SOSC 3013

10

HLTH 3513 or P ED 3803

3

ENGL 3203, 3503

6

EDSP 3613, RDG 4093, 4103, EDU 3943, 3963, 4043 

18

SOC 3013

3

H S 2043, 2113, 3003  

9
1 This course satisfies the visual and performing arts core curriculum requirement.
   
For Middle School Math Support Area  

PSY 2203 or 3033

3

SPAN 1014, 1024 

8

EDU 4303

3

RDG 3513, 4093, 4103  

9

ENGL 3203, 3903 

6

MATH 1163,2 1204, 3023, 4043, 4053, 3003 or 3504

19-20

Advanced MATH as advised

3

BIOL 2103, P SC 1014 

7

Electives as advised 

3-4
   
For Middle School Math/Science Support Area  

PSY 2203 or 3033 

3

EDU 4303 

3

RDG 3513 

3

ENGL 3203 or 3903

3

BIOL 1204,3 1214,3 4014, 4703 

15

GEOL 1054,3 4861

5

CHEM 10343 

4

PHYS 10143 

4

E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034 or PHYS 1134

6-7

Advised science elective

4

MATH 1163,2 1204, 3023, 4043 or 4053, 3003 or 3504

16-17

Advanced MATH as advised  

3
   
For Middle School Science Support Area  

PSY 2203 or 3033  

3

SPAN 1014, 1024 

8

MATH 4053

3

EDU 4303 

3

RDG 3513, 4093, 4103 

9

 ENGL 3903, 3203

6

BIOL 1204,3 1214,3 4014, 4703

15

GEOL 1054,3 4861

5

CHEM 10343 

4

PHYS 10143

4

E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034 or PHYS 1134 

6-7

Advanced science elective      

4

2 This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1073 and 1093. This course satisfies the university core curriculum mathematics requirement.
3 Any two of these courses satisfy the university lab science core curriculum requirement.

   
For Middle School Language Arts/Social Sciences Support Area  

PSY 2203 or 3033

3

SPAN 1014, 1024 

8

MATH 4053

3

EDU 4303

3

RDG 3513, 4093, 4103 

9

COMS 2013 

3

ENGL 3203, 3903 

6

Advanced ENGL as advised 

3

HIST 1013,4 1023,4 3043

9

SOSC 3013 or advanced Social Science as advised 

3

ECO 10135

3

GEOG 1103; 1203 or 2013 

6

BIOL 2103, P SC 1014

7

4 One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.
5 This course may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.

   
For Middle School Generalist  

PSY 2203 or 3033  

3

SPAN 1014, 1043 

7

EDU 4303, RDG 3513, 4093,4103 

12

BIOL 1204, 1214, GEOL 1054, CHEM 1034, PHYS 1014

20

E S 3203, 3303, BIOL 4014

10

MATH 1163, 3003 or 3504, 3023, 4053

 12-13

HIST 3043, ECO 1013, GEOG 1103

9

ENGL 3903  

3
   
For All Level Special Education  

EDU 4303, RDG 3513, 4093, 4103

12

SOSC 3013 

3

BIOL 2103, P SC 1014  

7

P ED 3804  

3

ENGL 3503 

3

PSY 3033  

3

SPAN 1014, 1043 

7

EDSP 3613, 3623, 4623, 4633, 4643, 4653, 4663, 4673  

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SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL CERTIFICATION

    Students pursuing secondary and all-level certification must be in contact with the academic department of their intended major. Secondary certification programs are currently being developed to meet the new Texas Standards from the State Board of Educator Certification for grades 8 through 12 and all level.

      Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP/THEA test and complete 60 hours of coursework excluding developmental courses.

      A student seeking provisional certification to teach in secondary schools (grades 8-12) must earn a bachelor's degree in an academic department by completing:

        1.     60 semester hours of academic foundations;

        2.     the specified courses in professional development;

        3.     a course in reading instruction; and

        4.     requirements in teaching field(s) or delivery system(s) selected.

      A grade of C or better is required in all professional development courses and a GPA of 2.6 is required on all work in professional development and in the academic specialization(s) selected. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is a pre-requisite for enrollment in professional development courses beyond EDU 3303. The following courses must be completed prior to enrollment in student teaching: PSY 2203 or 3033; EDU 3303, 3353, and 4303; and RDG 3513. The recommended sequence for secondary education course work is listed below:

PSY 2203 or 3033 Required for admission to Tarleton Teacher Education Program

EDU 3303 First semester junior year. (See Tarleton Teacher Education Admission requirements.) Formal admission to the Teacher Education Program shall be a prerequisite to taking Professional Development courses beyond EDU 3303. All three parts of TASP/THEA test must be completed before enrolling in EDU 3303.

EDU 3353 Second semester junior year

RDG 3513 Must be completed before enrolling in EDU 4303

EDU 4303 First semester senior year

EDU 4353 and 4906 (Practicum Semester)

These courses must be taken concurrently during the semester of student teaching.

        Those seeking secondary and all-level certification must seek advisement from the department of their academic major. (Refer to specific academic departments for typical curriculum.) Refer to pp. 126-130 of this catalog for specific requirements regarding: 1) admission to the Teacher Education Program; 2) retention in the Teacher Education Program; 3) admission of practicum interns; 4) placement of practicum interns; and 5) obtaining a teaching certificate.

SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES

        The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) adopted Standards Based Educator Preparation programs aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Tarleton State University currently offers the following secondary and all-level educator certificates developed within the framework of SBEC 2000 Standards. Additional certificate programs may be developed by academic departments within the next year.

EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES 2000 STANDARDS

Grades 8 – 12

COMPUTER SCIENCE: CIS 1033 or 3003; 1103 or 3033; 2403 or 3303; 2413 or 3313; 3153, 3403, 3513, 3893

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING: ENGL 1113, 1123; 3 hours from ENGL 2103, 2203, or 2403; ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4113, 4603; 3 hours from ENGL 3413, 3423 or 4153

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: H S 1023, 1101, 1053, 2023, 2053, 2103, 3003, 3013, 3043, 3063, 3093 or 3163, 3113, 3123, 3253, 3333, 4013 or 4063, 4043, 4073, 3053 or 4093

HISTORY: HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403, 12 hours advanced HIST

LIFE SCIENCE: BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154, 3494, 4014, 4703

MATHEMATICS: MATH 1204, 1313, 2094, 3013, 3023, 3073, 3103, 3113, 3323, 4043, 4093, 6 hours from MATH 2104, 3063, 3603, 4203, 4903

PHYSICAL SCIENCE: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; MATH 1204, 2094; 2104 or 3063; PHYS 1224, 2424, 3343; CHEM 3234 or PHYS 3333

SCIENCE (Biology Emphasis): BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154, 3494, 4014, 4703; GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861; 6 hours E S electives; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, PHYS elective

SCIENCE (Geosciences Emphasis): BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703, GEOL 1054, 1064, 2034, 4861: 6 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, or 3503; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063

SOCIAL STUDIES (BS in Political Sciences): HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403,; POLS 2013, 2023, 18 hours advanced POLS; GEOG 1103, 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013 or 2023; ECO 2013, 2023, ECO elective

SPEECH: COMS 1023 or 2033; COMS 2013, 2133, 3033, 3043, 3103, 4063, 4123

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS: ENGL 3123, 4123, 4203; CIS 3153, 3463 or 1163, 4153; COMS 3064; EDTC 3003, 4003. GRADUATE LEVEL: CIS 5603, 5613, 5623, 5633, 5653, EDTC 5493, 5593

All – Level

ART: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2313, 2323, 2413, 3213, 3313, 3413, 3423, 3513, 3713, 4413, 4863; 15 hours advised advanced ART electives

MUSIC: MUSC 1011 or 1021; MUSC 3011, 3021, 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322, 4331, 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 3492, 4482 ,1261, 3112, 3122, 3153, 3163, 3263, 3273, 3283; MUSC 2262 or 2332; 2272 or 2342; 2282 & 2291 or MUSC 3353; MUSC 4442 or 4422

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: P ED 1192, 2003, 2183, 2303, 2503, 3103, 3403, 3803, 4163, 4203, 4803; HLTH 2313, 3513

SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATES*

*May be added to any grade level certificate

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL): ENGL 3203, 3703; PSY 3203; EDU 4863 (ESL Problems)

GIFTED AND TALENTED: EDU 5603, 5623, 5643, 5663, 5693

SPECIAL EDUCATION: E C – 4: EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4643, 4653, 4663;

4 - 8: EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4643, 4653, 4663; 8 - 12: EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4643, 4663

CERTIFICATES BASED ON 1987 STANDARDS

Standards for the following programs will likely be changed by SBEC in the future. Please maintain contact with the appropriate academic department for the latest changes. Educator Certificates for grades 6 — 12 that may be available until new Standards are developed by SBEC are as follows:

Grades 6 - 12

AGRICULTURE: AGRI 1011, A EC 3143, ANSC 1073, 3023, 4033; ANSC 4103 or 3133; A EN 2013, 2213, 2303, 3253; AS&D 3023, 4063, 4503, 4851; HORT 2003, 3603: AGRN 1053, 3014; WLDM 2213, AS&D 2113, advanced HORT, AGRN or R&RM elective

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: ACC 2033; ADMS 3193: FIN 1013, GB 1033, 3123, 4323, 4443; MGMT 3013

BUSINESS COMPOSITE: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143: ACC 2033: MGMT 3013; GB 1033, 3123, 4323; CIS 1103, 4093: FIN 1013

BUSINESS SECRETARIAL: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143; ACC 2033

SPANISH: SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023, 3033, 3063, 4003, 4063, 4073, 9 hours from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853* & 4863* (*may be repeated for credit)

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: I T 1053, 1063, 1173, 2053, 2143, 2153, 2253, 3143, 3173, 3233, 3273, 3333, 3503, 3933, 4053; MET 3363

THEATRE ARTS: THEA 1053, 1063, 1072, 1081, 2013, 2033, 2043, 3023, 4003, 4023, 4043; FA 1353