Bachelor of Arts with Secondary Certification (8-12)

All majors must complete the Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum, Additional General Requirements, Professional Education, and one certification area below.

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum

  • ENGL 1113 Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENGL 1123 Rhetoric and Composition
  • 6 Hours of sophomore literature* or humanities
  • SPCH 1133 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • MATH 1233 College Algebra
  • Natural Sciences (2 laboratories)
  • HIST 1133 Survey of American History to 1865
  • HIST 1233 Survey of American History since 1865
  • POLS 1333 American Government
  • POLS 1433 American Government
  • ECON 1333 General Economics OR ECON 2333 Macroeconomic Principles**
  • PSYC 1103 General Psychology OR SOCL 1133 Introduction to Sociology
  • KNES Activity Course
  • KNES 1011 Fundamentals of Physical Activity and Health OR Activity Course
  • Foreign Language - Two years of one foreign language
  • Fine Arts***
  • COUN 3143 Human Diversity

*    Sophomore literature required for English Language Arts and Reading
**   required for Social Studies program
*** Theatre Arts majors will meet requirement with theatre courses

Additional General Requirements

  • EDUC 1023 Computer Applications for Education OR CMPS 1023 Introduction to Computing OR Proficiency exam

Professional Education

  • EDUC 2013 School and Society
  • EDUC 3153 Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 4113 Planning and Assessment for Secondary Education and All-Level
  • READ 4273 Content Reading
  • EDUC 3163 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 4466 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
  • SPED 3613 Exceptional Individuals

 

English Language Arts and Reading



Major

  • ENGL 1113 Rhetoric and Composition*
  • ENGL 1123 Rhetoric and Composition*
  • 6 hours of sophomore literature*
  • ENGL 3503 Advanced Survey of Literature
  • ENGL 3513 Advanced Grammar
  • ENGL 3533 The Theory of Composition
  • ENGL 3 additional hours of English from 3000 level courses
  • One of the following
    • ENGL 4773 Shakespeare
    • ENGL 4783 English Renaissance Period
    • ENGL 4853 Eighteenth Century English Literature
    • ENGL 4863 The English Romantic Period
    • ENGL 4873 The Victorian Period
    • ENGL 4883 Twentieth Century English Literature
  • ENGL 6 additional hours of English from 4000 level courses
  • ENGL 3 additional hours of any English excluding ENGL 2113 Composition Skills

Minor

  • SPCH 2133 Oral Interpretation
  • SPCH 3013 Argumentation and Debate
  • JOUR 1233 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • JOUR 1243 News Writing
  • JOUR 3633 Editorial Writing OR JOUR 3653 Feature Writing
  • READ 4223 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • READ 4253 Secondary Reading and Language Arts
  • READ 4273 Content Reading


  • *12 hours duplicated in Academic Foundations

 

History



Major

  • HIST 1133 Survey of American History to 1865*
  • HIST 1233 Survey of American History since 1865*
  • HIST 1333 Survey of Western Civilization
  • HIST 1433 Survey of Western Civilization
  • HIST 3003 Survey of Texas History
  • HIST 3133 World Religions and Cultures
  • HIST 4433 Twentieth Century Europe


Minor
Choose any minor

*6 hours duplicated in Academic Foundations

Social Studies



Major

  • HIST 1133 Survey of American History to 1865
  • HIST 1233 Survey of American History since 1865
  • HIST 1333 Survey of Western Civilization
  • HIST 1433 Survey of Western Civilization
  • HIST 3003 Survey of Texas History
  • HIST 3133 World Religions and Cultures
  • HIST 4433 Twentieth Century Europe
  • 3 hours advanced U.S. History
  • 3 hours advanced European History
  • 3 hours advanced Far Eastern or Middle Eastern History
  • 3 hours advanced Latin American History

Interdisciplinary Minor

  • POLS 1333 American Government*
  • POLS 1433 American Government*
  • POLS 2523 Foundations of Government and Politics
  • POLS 3313 Introduction to Political Theory
  • ECON 2333 Macroeconomic Principles*
  • ECON 2433 Microeconomic Principles
  • GEOG 3003 Geography of the World
  • GEOG 3013 Geography of North America
  • SOST 3003 Concepts of Social Studies


  • *15 hours duplicated in Academic Foundations