Curriculum and Instruction

Elementary Certification

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 6, at the middle school level of Grades 4 through 8, All Level Special Education, and Early Childhood through Grade 6 with Bilingual Education. Through this degree students choosing early childhood and elementary level 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. English as a Second Language (ESL) certification is included in the BS Interdisciplinary Studies degree with EC – 6, All Level Special Education, and Middle School certification except for Math/Science. At the graduate level certifications are available for Technology Applications and Master Reading Teacher. Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the junior year while enrolled in EDUC 3320 Professional Development I: Understanding Learners. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described in the College of Education section of this catalog. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must complete a minimum of 60 hours of coursework, excluding developmental courses.

Child and Family Studies

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) with a concentration in Child and Family Studies and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Child and Family Studies. The focus of the Child and Family Studies program is to provide students with academic preparation and practical experience in working with children and families in a variety of settings. Our programs and profession focus on individuals and families in order to achieve an optimum balance between people and environments. Students will learn about the physical, emotional and social development of children while studying relationships within families and in other social contexts (schools, workplace, faith communities, etc.)  The mission of our program is to provide an academically challenging environment through effective teaching, scholarly endeavors, and service that will prepare students for professional positions working with children, youth, and families in educational programs and community services on the local, state, and national levels.  Students will graduate with in-depth knowledge of child growth and development (prenatal through adolescence), family dynamics, and family relationships.

Faculty in Child and Family Studies come from diverse educational backgrounds and expertise. Faculty members promote and integrate a holistic approach to understanding individuals and families while preparing students for professional careers or graduate study. The program also has a variety of instructional resources including the Tarleton State University Child Development Center. Child and Family Studies provide “hands-on” experience with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as well as field experiences with social service agencies.

Secondary and All-Level Certification

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 junior year while enrolled in EDUC 3320. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described in the College of Education section of this catalog. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must complete a minimum of 60 hours of coursework excluding developmental courses.

Alternative Certification

The Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE) is an alternative teacher certification program offered in 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 6; Middle School (grades 4 – 8); and High School (grades 8 – 12); ESL and Bilingual. All-level certifications are available in Generic Special Education, Physical Education, Art, and Music.

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 in the area of certification. Applicants must meet the requirements for Graduate School and are eligible to apply their TMATE coursework toward a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

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 Fort Worth and Stephenville. Thus, applicants are subjected to a dual screening process: one conducted by the University and the other by the school district.

A full description of the TMATE program is provided on the website, www.tarleton.edu/tmate. Applicants may also contact the TMATE office.

Fort Worth
Dr. Laura Estes
TMATE Coordinator
6777 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-723-7300
estes@tarleton.edu

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies leads to teacher certification at the Early Childhood through Grade 6 and the Middle School Grades 4 through 8 levels. Standards developed by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC), the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide the framework for Early Childhood through Grade 6 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 120 semester hours and (2) a minimum of 45 semester hours of advanced credit (300 level or above).

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
Certification Concentrations ONLY
EDUC 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies and the Teaching Profession
ENGL Sophomore literature [shared]
ENGL sophomore literature3
Select one of the following:
Visual and Theatre Arts
Fundamentals of Music
CHEM 1302 [shared] Essential Elements of Chemistry
PHYS 1302 [shared] Essential Elements of Physics
EASC 2310 [shared] Earth Systems Science
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
BIOL 2310Essential Elements of Biology3
MATH 3303Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 3305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II3
READ 3356Content Area Literacy for Interdisciplinary Studies3
or READ 3351 Content Area Reading
for Middle School MATH/Science only
READ 3311Reading I Reading Acquisition and Development3
READ 3384 [WI] Assessment and Instruction of the Developing Reader3
EDUC 3320Professional Development I: Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4335Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4690Practicum in teaching6
Child and Family Studies Concentration ONLY
CHFS 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Child and Family Studies
SOCI 1301 [shared] Introductory Sociology
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Generalist with Bilingual Certification
GEOG 1303 [shared] World Regional Geography 4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Economics 4
Principles of Macroeconomics 4
FACS 3300Child Development3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
KINE 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
EDSP 3361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
EDUC 2300Families, School, and Community3
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 3315Literacy Instruction for Bilingual Classrooms3
EDUC 4304Early Childhood Environment3
EDUC 4305Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Classrooms3
EDUC 4315Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction3
Total Hours42
EC-6 Generalist with ESL
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
KINE 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
SPAN 1303Basic Spanish for Vocations3
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
or FACS 3300 Child Development
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
EDSP 3361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
EDUC 2300Families, School, and Community3
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4304Early Childhood Environment3
EDUC 4315Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction3
Total Hours42
Middle School Generalist with ESL
PSYC 2308Child Psychology3
or PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 3390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors4
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL 4401Ecology4
GEOL 1407Introduction to Environmental Science4
MATH 2412Precalculus Math 54
MATH 2413Calculus I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Statistical Methods
Probability and Statistics I
Principles of Bio-Statistics
MATH 3302Principles of Geometry3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
Select one of the following:
Introduction To Economics 6
Principles of Macroeconomics 6
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
SPAN 1303Basic Spanish for Vocations3
Advanced HIST3
Total Hours60-61
Middle School Math with ESL
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
SPAN 1303Basic Spanish for Vocations3
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 3390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
MATH 2412Precalculus Math 74
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 3302Principles of Geometry3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Statistical Methods
Probability and Statistics I
Principles of Bio-Statistics
Advanced MATH as advised3
Total Hours44-45
Middle School Science with ESL
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
SPAN 1303Basic Spanish for Vocations3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 3390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors 84
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II 84
BIOL 4401Ecology4
GEOL 1407Introduction to Environmental Science 84
Advanced Science Elective3-4
Total Hours43-44
Middle School Math and Science
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 3390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors 94
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II 94
BIOL 4401Ecology4
GEOL 1407Introduction to Environmental Science 94
Advised Science Elective3-4
MATH 2412Precalculus Math 104
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 3302Principles of Geometry3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
or MATH 4305 Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Statistical Methods
Probability and Statistics I
Principles of Bio-Statistics
Advanced MATH as advised3
Total Hours48-50
Middle School Language Arts and Social Sciences with ESL
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
COMM 1342Voice & Diction3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
SPAN 1303Basic Spanish for Vocations3
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 3390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
Advanced ENGL as advised3
HIST 2321World Civilizations I 113
or HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
Select one of the following:
ECON 1301 [shared] Introduction To Economics 11
ECON 2301 [shared] Principles of Macroeconomics 11
Advanced HIST3
Advanced Social Science as advised3
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
GEOG 1320Introduction to Human Geography3
Total Hours48
All Level Special Education EC-6 Generalist with ESL
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4304Early Childhood Environment3
EDUC 4315Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction3
READ 3301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
READ 4309 [WI] Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
READ 4310Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
SPAN 1303Basic Spanish for Vocations3
KINE 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
or KINE 3380 Adaptive, Corrective, and Developmental Exercise
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
or FACS 3300 Child Development
EDSP 3361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
EDSP 4362Special Education Rules and Regulations for Teachers3
EDSP 4363Teaching Learners with Learning Disabilities3
EDSP 4364Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities3
EDSP 4365Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners3
Total Hours45
Child and Family Studies
CHFS 1304Infant and Toddler Development3
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
EDUC 2300Families, School, and Community3
KINE 2350Games and Activites for Children3
TECA 1311Introduction to Early Childhood Development3
HECO 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy3
or WSES 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
KINE 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
CHFS 3333Family Financial Management3
COMM 3304Interpersonal Communications3
or COMM 4304 Organizational Communications
CHFS 3309Lifespan Of The Family3
CHFS 3300Child Development3
SOCW 33-- elective3
EDSP 3361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
CHFS 3305Management of a Licensed Child Care Program3
CHFS 3353Child and Youth Guidance3
KINE 3380Adaptive, Corrective, and Developmental Exercise3
CHFS 3344 [WI] Creative Arts and Literature for Children3
EDSP 4367Programming for Young Children with Disabilities3
CHFS 4309Parenting3
SOCW 43-- elective3
CHFS 4317Environments in Early Childhood3
CHFS 4356 [WI] Research Methods in Human Sciences3
CHFS 4385Internship Seminar3
CHFS 4360Preprofessional Development3
Advanced Electives as Advised6
Total Hours78
1

Please see Academic Information section

2

This course satisfies the visual and performing arts general education requirement.

3

These three courses satisfy the university lab science general education requirement.

4

One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences general education requirement.

5

This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1314 College Algebra and MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry. This course satisfies the university general education mathematics requirement.

6

One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences general education requirement.

7

This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1314 College Algebra and MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry. This course satisfies the university general education mathematics requirement.

8

Any two of these courses satisfies the university lab science general education requirement.

9

Any two of these courses satisfies the university lab science general education requirement.

10

This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1314 College Algebra and MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry. This course satisfies the university general education mathematics requirement

11

One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences general education requirement.

Secondary and All-Level Certification

Students pursuing secondary and all-level certification must be in contact with the academic department of their intended major.
Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must complete a minimum of 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 EDUC 3320 Professional Development I: Understanding Learners. The following courses must be completed prior to enrollment in student teaching: PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology; EDUC 3320 Professional Development I: Understanding Learners, EDUC 3330 Professional Development II: Effective Instruction, READ 3351 Content Area Reading, and EDUC 4330 Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices. The recommended sequence for secondary education course work is listed below:

  • PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or PSYC 3330 Elemtary Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences required for admission to Tarleton Teacher Education Program
  • EDUC 3320 Professional Development I: Understanding Learners 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 EDUC 3320 Professional Development I: Understanding Learners. The THEA requirement must be met for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program
  • EDUC 3330 Professional Development II: Effective Instruction Two semesters prior to Practicum Semester
  • READ 3351 Content Area Reading Must be completed before enrolling in EDUC 4330 Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices
  • EDUC 4330 Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices 1 Semester prior to Practicum Semester
  • EDUC 4335 Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development 1 and EDUC 4690 Practicum in teaching (Practicum Semester)
1

These courses must be taken concurrently during the practicum semester.

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 the College of Education section 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.

Educator Certificates 2000 Standards

Grades 6 – 12
Agriculture Science Technology
AGSD 1101Freshman Seminar in Agricultural Services and Development1
WSES 1305Fundamentals of Crop Science3
WSES 4325Crop Production and Management3
AGRI 2301Agricultural Power Units3
AGRI 2303Agricultural Construction I3
AGRI 2304Introductory Metals and Welding3
AGSD 3302 [WI] Agricultural Sales and Services3
AGSD 4306Agricultural Mechanical Services and Instruction3
AGSD 4307Program Methods3
AGSD 4350Animal Related Systems3
AGSD 4385Seminar1-3
AGRI 1319General Animal Science3
ANSC 4303Beef Cattle Production3
ANSC 4310Swine Production3
or ANSC 3313 Sheep and Goat Production
AGEC 3314The Agricultural Marketing System3
AGSD 4601Student Teaching6
AGSD 4310Leadership Development3
AGSD 4320Agriscience Course Building3
HORT 1301Horticulture3
HORT 3360Horticultural Design3
WSES 2330Wildlife Conservation and Mgmt3
FACS 3304Food Processing3
Total Hours65-67
 Business Education
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
ADMS 1305Intermediate Keyboarding3
ADMS 3314Advanced Document Production3
ADMS 3315Word Processing3
ADMS 3316Advanced Word Processing3
ADMS 3318Current Issues in Business Operations3
ADMS 3319 [WI] Current Issues in Business Operations3
ADMS 4313Administrative Information Systems3
ADMS 4314Administration of the Electronic Office3
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications3
or BCIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 13
BUSI 1307Personal Finance3
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
BUSI 3312 [WI] Business Communication3
BLAW 4332Business Law I3
BUSI 4344Introduction to International Business3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
Total Hours51
1

May be counted toward the general education requirement. 

Family Consumer Sciences
FACS 1201Basic Clothing Construction2
HECO 1325Housing and Interior Design I3
HECO 1315Food Preparation and Meal Management3
HECO 1328Clothing Selection, Design and Construction3
FACS 2305Consumer Issues & Decision Making3
HECO 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy3
FACS 3300Child Development3
FACS 3306Textiles3
FACS 3309Lifespan Of The Family3
or FACS 3316 Human Intimacy
CHFS 3311Human Sciences Occupations I3
CHFS 3312Human Sciences Occupations II3
FACS 3317Housing and Interiors3
FACS 3325Meal Management3
FACS 3333Family Financial Management3
FACS 4307Teaching Methods in FCS3
FACS 4309Parenting3
or FACS 3305 Management of a Licensed Child Care Program
FACS 4370Family and Economic Issues3
FACS Electives6
Total Hours56
Spanish
SPAN 1411Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN 1412Beginning Spanish II4
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 3301Oral Proficiency in Spanish3
or SPAN 3302 Spanish for Heritage or Native Speakers
SPAN 3303Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 4300 [WI] Foundation in LIteracy Skills3
SPAN 4306Culture and Civilization of Spain and Latin America3
SPAN 4307 [WI] Advanced Oral and Writing Skills3
Select three of the following:9
Survey of Peninsular LIterature
Survey of Spanish-America Literature
SPAN 4303Chicano Literature in Spanish3
or SPAN 4304 The Caribbean Experience
or SPAN 4305 Modernismo
Spanish Problems 1
Total Hours41
1

May be repeated for credit.

Technology Education (BS)
ENGT 1305Principles of Drafting3
ENGT 1306Introduction to Mechanics3
ENGT 1317Machining Technology3
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
ENGT 3314Principles of Technology Education3
ENGT 3317Machine Tool Technology3
ENGT 3324Thermoplastic Processing3
ENGT 3325Mechanical Analysis3
ENGT 3345Industrial Design3
ENGT 3350Numerical Control Systems3
ENGT 3393Modular Technology3
ENGT 4305Architectural Drafting3
ENGT 2316Introduction to Manufacturing Systems3
ENGT 3336Industrial Controls3
AGRI 2304Introductory Metals and Welding3
COMM 1316News Photography I3
Total Hours51
Technology Education (BAAS)
SPEC FIELD33
ENGT 1306Introduction to Mechanics3
ENGT 1317Machining Technology3
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
ENGT 3314Principles of Technology Education3
ENGT 3324Thermoplastic Processing3
ENGT 3393Modular Technology3
Total Hours54
Grades 8 – 12
Chemistry
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 4486Chemistry Problems1-4
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
PHYS 1401College Physics I4
or PHYS 2425 Univeristy Physics I
PHYS 1402College Physics II4
or PHYS 2426 University Physics II
Advanced CHEM as advised6
Total Hours35-38
English Language Arts Reading
ENGL 1301 [WI] Composition I3
ENGL 1302 [WI] Composition II3
Select one of the following:
The Short Story
Introduction to Literature
Literature and Film
ENGL 2350Backgrounds of Western Literature3
ENGL 3301American Literature to 18653
ENGL 3302American Literature Since 18653
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
ENGL 4300Shakespeare3
ENGL 4301British Literature I3
ENGL 4302British Literature II3
ENGL 4311Studies in Rhetoric and Language3
ENGL 4360Advanced Studies in Secondary English3
Select one of the following:
Cultural Studies
Genre Studies
Senior Literacy Seminar
Total Hours33
History
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
HIST 4340 [WI] Historical Method3
Advanced HIST Electives21
Total Hours36
Life Science
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors4
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL 3403Genetics4
BIOL 3407Microbiology4
BIOL 3415Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 3449Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 4401Ecology4
BIOL 4370Analysis of Biological Principles3
Total Hours31
Mathematics (BS in Math)
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2332Applied Matric Algebra3
MATH 3301Number Theory3
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
MATH 3310Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3311Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 3332Linear Algebra3
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 4302College Geometry3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 4305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
MATH 4309 [WI] Advanced Analysis3
MATH 4311Porbability and Statistics II3
MATH 4332 [WI] Abstract Algebra3
PHYS 2425Univeristy Physics I4
Approved COSC Elective3
Approved Advanced COSC Elective3
Total Hours58
Mathematics/Physics (BS in Math)
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 2332Applied Matric Algebra3
MATH 3301Number Theory3
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
MATH 3310Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3311Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 3332Linear Algebra3
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 4302College Geometry3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 4309 [WI] Advanced Analysis3
MATH 4311Porbability and Statistics II3
MATH 4332 [WI] Abstract Algebra3
Advanced PHYS Electives3
PHYS 2425Univeristy Physics I4
PHYS 2426University Physics II4
PHYS 3334Modern Physics I3
PHYS 4335Quantum Physics3
Approved COSC Electives3
Approved Advanced COSC Elective3
Total Hours68
Mathematics/Physics (BS in Physics)
PHYS Elective3
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
MATH 3311Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 4302College Geometry3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
PHYS 2425Univeristy Physics I4
Advanced PHYS Electives6
PHYS 2426University Physics II4
PHYS 3331Mechanics I3
PHYS 3332Electromagnetic Field Theory3
PHYS 3333 [WI] Thermodynamics3
PHYS 3334Modern Physics I3
PHYS 4330Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers3
PHYS 4335Quantum Physics3
Approved COSC Electives3
Total Hours62
Physical Science (BS in Chemistry)
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 3423 [WI] Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 4486Chemistry Problems 11-4
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
or MATH 3433 Calculus III
PHYS 2425Univeristy Physics I4
PHYS 2426University Physics II4
PHYS 3334Modern Physics I3
Advanced Advised CHEM 6
Total Hours45-48
1

Lab safety

Physical Science (BS in Physics)
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 4486Chemistry Problems1-4
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3306Differential Equations3
MATH 3433Calculus III4
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
PHYS 2425Univeristy Physics I4
PHYS 2426University Physics II4
PHYS 3331Mechanics I3
PHYS 3332Electromagnetic Field Theory3
PHYS 3333 [WI] Thermodynamics3
PHYS 3334Modern Physics I3
PHYS 4330Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers3
PHYS 4335Quantum Physics3
PHYS Elective3
Advanced PHYS Electives6
Total Hours66-69
Science (BS in Biology)
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors4
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL 3403Genetics4
BIOL 3407Microbiology4
BIOL 3415Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 3449Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 4401Ecology4
BIOL 4370Analysis of Biological Principles3
GEOL 1403Physical Geology4
GEOL 1404Historical Geology4
EASC 2310Earth Systems Science3
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 4486Chemistry Problems1-4
PHYS 1401College Physics I4
PHYS 1402College Physics II4
Total Hours63-66
Science (Geosciences Emphasis)
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors4
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL 4401Ecology4
BIOL 4370Analysis of Biological Principles3
GEOL 1403Physical Geology4
GEOL 1404Historical Geology4
Select two of the following:6
Astronomy
Meteorology
Oceanography
Environmental Science
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 4486Chemistry Problems1-4
PHYS 1401College Physics I4
PHYS 1402College Physics II4
PHYS Elective
Total Hours50-53
Social Studies (BA in History) 
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
HIST 4340 [WI] Historical Method3
Advanced HIST15
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Human Geography
The Geography of Texas
Economic Geography
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (Texas Consitution and Topics)3
Advanced POLS6
Total Hours54
Social Studies (BS in Political Science)
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
HIST 4340 [WI] Historical Method3
Advanced HIST
GOVT 2305Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (Texas Consitution and Topics)3
POLS 4390 [WI] Political Science Capstone Course3
Advanced POLS18
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Human Geography
The Geography of Texas
Economic Geography
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON Elective
SOCI 3330Social Science Statistics3
Total Hours57
Speech
COMM 1315Public Speaking3
COMM 1342Voice & Diction3
COMM 3303Debate3
COMM 1307Introduction to Mass Communication3
COMM 3304Interpersonal Communications3
COMM 3310Communication Law3
COMM 4306Group Processes and Decision Making3
COMM 4312 [WI] Rhetorical & Communication Theory3
Total Hours24
Technology Applications
EDTC 3300Desktop Publishing in the Classroom3
EDTC 3305Multimedia in the Classroom3
EDTC 3315The Technology Applications Teacher3
EDTC 4300Video in the Classroom3
EDTC 4305Web Mastering3
EDTC 4310Learning, Leading and Assessment3
Total Hours18
Technology Applications - Graduate level
EDTC 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDTC 5350Teaching Desktop Publishing3
EDTC 5351Multimedia and Animation for K-12 Instruction3
EDTC 5352Teaching K-12 Video Technology3
EDTC 5358Web Mastering for K-12 Instruction3
EDTC 5359Leading and Learning with Technology3
Total Hours18

All – Level

Art
ARTS 1311Design I3
ARTS 1316Drawing I3
ARTS 1312Design II3
ARTS 1317Drawing II3
ARTS 1303Art History I3
ARTS 1304Art History II3
ARTS 2348Digital Art I3
ARTS 2316Painting I3
ARTS 3311Experimental Media Studio3
ARTS 3321Life Drawing3
ARTS 3331Art History of America3
ARTS 3341Painting Studio3
ARTS 3342Watercolor3
ARTS 3351Sculpture Studio3
ARTS 3371Printmaking3
ARTS 4341Advanced Studio Production3
ARTS 4390 [WI] Art/ Digital Media Portfolio Capstone3
Advised Advanced ARTS Electives12
Total Hours63
Music
MUEN 1121Ensemble1
or MUEN 1122 Ensemble
MUEN 3121Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUAP 1231Applied Music Concentration2
MUAP 1232Applied Music Concentration2
MUAP 2231Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 2232Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 3231Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 3232Applied Music for Majors2
MUSI 4133Capstone Course in Music1
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1312Music Theory II3
MUSI 2311Theory III3
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV3
MUSI 3249Contemporary Music Theory2
MUSI 4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles2
MUSI 3211Conducting I2
MUSI 3212Conducting II2
MUSI 3315Developmental Musical Experiences3
MUSI 3116Performance Practices of Ensembles1
MUSI 3226History of Music I2
MUSI 3327 [WI] History of Music II3
MUSI 3328 [WI] History of Music III3
MUSI 3229World Music2
Select one of the following:8
If Instrumnetal:
Strings Class I
Woodwind Class I
   and Woodwind Class II 1
Brass Class I
   and Brass Class II 1
Percussion Class I
Band Techniques
If Vocal:
Italian Diction
German Diction
French Diction
Choral Techniques
Vocal Pedagogy
Total Hours58
Physical Education
KINE 1219Conditioning and Fitness2
KINE 1301Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport3
KINE 2318Theory of Gymnastics and Dance3
KINE 3330 [WI] Motor Behavior3
KINE 3310Tests and Measurements3
KINE 3312Prevention and care of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 3340Integrated Movement Activities3
KINE 3380Adaptive, Corrective, and Developmental Exercise3
KINE 4305Practicum in Kinesiology3
KINE 4316Individual and Team Sport Skills3
KINE 4320Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 4380Kinesiology3
KINE 1306First Aid and CPR3
KINE 3351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
Total Hours41
Supplemental Certifications1
1

May be added to grade level certificate.

English as a Second LanguageE (ESL)
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
ENGL 3370An Introduction to Linguistics3
PSYC 3320Psycholinguistics3
EDUC 3310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
Total Hours12
Master Reading Teacher
READ 5372Language Arts for Today's Learner3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
PSYC 3320Psycholinguistics 13
Total Hours9
1

May be taken for graduate credit as PSYC 5390 Special Topics

Special Education
4-8:
EDSP 3361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
EDSP 4362Special Education Rules and Regulations for Teachers3
EDSP 4363Teaching Learners with Learning Disabilities3
EDSP 4364Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities3
EDSP 4365Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners3
8-12:
EDSP 3361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
EDSP 4362Special Education Rules and Regulations for Teachers3
EDSP 4363Teaching Learners with Learning Disabilities3
EDSP 4364Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities3
EDSP 4365Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners3
Total Hours30

Educational Technology Courses

EDTC 3300. Desktop Publishing in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of applications relating to digital graphics, printing techniques, animation products, and editing tools used in desktop publishing. Students will analyze the K-12 Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and create a variety of desktop publishing products for use in their future classroom. Course fee $20.

EDTC 3305. Multimedia in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An application of multimedia, graphics, and animation tools used for teaching Technology Applications. Students will apply appropriate techniques and strategies to create lessons plans and exemplars for use in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDTC 3300.

EDTC 3315. The Technology Applications Teacher. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Field based opportunities in area schools allow students to observe technology applications teachers at all levels (EC-12) and explore computer lab management in K-12 learning environments. Prerequisite: EDTC 3305, EDU 3320.

EDTC 4300. Video in the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will prepare students to teach video, graphics, and animation in K-12 Technology Applications classes. Students will apply tools and techniques for integrating video technology to enhance the learning environment and prepare exemplars and lesson plans for future classroom use. Prerequisite: EDTC 3315, EDUC 3320 and Acceptance in the Teacher Education Program. Lab fee $20.

EDTC 4305. Web Mastering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of the use of Web technology in educational settings. Students will use appropriate technologies and techniques to plan and implement web based instructional products for use in the K-12 classroom. The creation of lesson plans and exemplars appropriate for teaching Technology Applications in Web mastering are required. Prerequisite: EDUC 3330, EDTC 4300.

EDTC 4310. Learning, Leading and Assessment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on K-12 student learning outcomes, data analysis, and instructional decision making. Mentoring skills necessary for peer support are also explored. Students will apply tools for enhancing their own professional growth and productivity and will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems that typically arise in learning environments. Prerequisite: EDUC 3330.

EDTC 4386. Educational Technology Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent research, reading, application, and discussion under personal direction of Instructor; topics vary according to student need. Open to students of junior or senior classification who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and with approval of instructor and department head.

Education Courses

EDUC 1100. Transitioning to University Studies and the Teaching Profession. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. Includes an introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Students will examine teaching as a profession through directed experiences.

EDUC 1301. Introduction to the Teaching Profession. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Students will examine teaching as a profession through directed experiences.

EDUC 2300. Families, School, and Community. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the child, family, community, and schools, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. The course includes a service learning component to meet the field experiences requirement. Lab fee $10.

EDUC 3310. Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the history, philosophies, theoretical and legal foundations regarding Bilingual/English as a Second Language. The course also includes a review of programmatic designs. Pre-requisite: EDU 3320 and Admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 3315. Literacy Instruction for Bilingual Classrooms. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the knowledge and skills required to teach limited English language learners, with an emphasis on program implementation, curriculum, materials, oral language development, literacy development and assessment strategies. Course will be delivered in Spanish and English. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Spanish and EDUC 3310, 3320, and READ 3311.

EDUC 3320. Professional Development I: Understanding Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of students and teachers in learner centered schools. Topics will include brain-based learning, cooperative learning, learning styles and strengths of diverse learners, and formal and informal assessment, learner centered instruction. A technology lab and documentation of directed field experiences are required. Pre-requisites or co-requisite: PSYC 2308 or 3303 and a minimum of 60 hours toward certification or degree requirements. Lab fee: $25.

EDUC 3330. Professional Development II: Effective Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the relationship between the state adopted curriculum, the Learner-Centered Proficiencies and best practices. Topics include: the lesson cycle, the inquiry model of learning, use of technology, and other resources to plan, deliver and assess instruction; the role of assessment in guided learning and managing a classroom. A micro-teaching lab and documentation of field experiences are required. Pre-requisites: EDUC 3320; PSYC 2308, 3303; and/or co-requisite 3 hours of 3000 level reading, and admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program. Lab Fee $25.

EDUC 3394. Curr/Meth EC-Grade Four I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of developmentally appropriate educational strategies and instructional techniques in teaching language arts, social studies, and fine arts to children (preschool - 4th grade). Students will be expected to integrate language arts, social studies, and fine arts within the curriculum as well as evaluate curricula materials. Prerequisites: Junior classification and completion of TASP requirement; READ 3311, SOSC 3301, and FINA 1335.

EDUC 3396. Curr/Meth EC-Grade Four II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of developmentally appropriate educational strategies and instructional techniques in teaching mathematics and science to children (preschool - 4th grade) within a problem-based learning approach. Special topics include the appropriate use of technology and cooperative grouping and the integration of curriculum within the content areas of mathematics and science. Prerequisites: MATH 3303 and 3305, GEOL 1401, BIOL 2310, admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 4304. Early Childhood Environment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of all aspects of classrooom management, including the physical environment and use of centers, for diverse groups of early elementary students. Current issues related to early childhood education will be examined. Students will be expected to demonstrate developmentally appropriate effective teaching practices in field-based setting.Admission to the Teacher Education program, EDUC 3330,and READ 3384. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4315, READ 4039 and 4310. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program, EDUC 3330,and READ 3384. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4315, READ 4039 and 4310.

EDUC 4305. Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Classrooms. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of curriculum requirements as applicable to bilingual education, language concepts and proficiencies needed for teaching language arts, math, science and social studies in bilingual classrooms. Students will evaluate commercial and research-based programs in order to adapt materials for students with varying degrees of language and literacy proficiency. Field experiences required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program, EDUC 3310, 3315, and READ 3311 and 3351. Proficiency in Spanish.

EDUC 4315. Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The implementation of assessment-driven instruction and curricular design in interdisciplinary contexts. Students will apply their knowledge of developmental stages, learner needs, and the stated expectations of TEKS in the core content areas to design, implement, and evaluate an interdisciplinary curriculum. Effective teaching practices, problem based learning and technology applications will be demonstrated. Pre-requisites EDUC 3320; EDUC 3330 and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4304 or 4330, and READ 4309.

EDUC 4330. Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Field-based experiences are provided in school settings where students will plan and deliver units of instruction, examine various models of instruction, analyze classroom management strategies, and demonstrate competencies in effective teaching practices. Prerequisites: EDUC 3335 and READ 3351, or approval of department head.

EDUC 4335. Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development. (3-0) To be taken with the Practicum in Teaching. Students synthesize and validate concepts encountered during teaching practicum. Focuses on professional issues related to teaching and the school environment. Prerequisites: Admission to Practicum in Teaching and concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4690, or approval of department head. Field Experience Fee $75.

EDUC 4383. Internship for Classroom Teaching. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This internship includes supervised, field-based activities in public school classrooms. Major emphasis is placed on the development of instructional strategies and professional practicies designed to improve teaching performance. Students are required to conduct a reflective analysis of their teaching performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Field experience fee $75.

EDUC 4386. Education Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent research, reading, and discussion under personal direction of instructor, topics vary according to student need. Open to students of junior or senior classification who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and with approval of department head.

EDUC 4690. Practicum in teaching. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised practicum in teaching in the public schools at the appropriate level. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the application of effective practices and classroom management strategies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Practicum in Teaching. Field experience fee $75.

Reading Courses

READ 0303. Basic Reading. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of ways a student may enhance existing reading and writing skills; evaluate and examine new theories of learning in relation to individual needs; develop problem solving abilities and critical thinking; acquire individual capacities for understanding oneself in relation to college expectations. The class will use relevant, pertinent materials designed to enrich a student's background knowledge.

READ 3301. An Introduction to Children's Literature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of literature for children focusing on the use of classic and contemporary texts to promote interest, motivation, & critical reading skills for self-selected reading in the elementary student. Prepares teachers to use texts to emphasize literary genre, text structures, & literary devices as tools for making connections & meaning. Prerequisites: Required ENGL classes for BS IS. Credit will not be granted for READ 3301 and ENGL 3350.

READ 3311. Reading I Reading Acquisition and Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on research-based competencies essential for effective literacy instruction. Surveys characteristics of normal reading development in the emergent/early learner; explores materials, procedures, assessment and instructional methods considered effective in teaching oral language, writing, strategy building for comprehension, vocabulary, and word identification; reviews diagnosis of reading difficulties in the young reader. Prerequisites: Required ENGL for B S IS degree and completion of or concurrent enrollment in READ 3301.

READ 3351. Content Area Reading. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides an understanding of factors which influence learning from content text and teaches specific instructional strategies which promote comprehension, vocabulary development, effective study strategies, and test-taking skills. Includes ways to modify text for diverse learners. Attention is given to the principles of research-based reading instruction. Prerequisite: nine hours required English.

READ 3356. Content Area Literacy for Interdisciplinary Studies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides an understanding of factors which influence learning from content text and teaches specific instructional strategies which promote comprehension, vocabulary development, effective study strategies, and test-taking skills. Includes ways to modify text for diverse learners. Attention is given to the principles of research-based reading instruction for EC - 6 preservice teachers. Prerequisites: Nine hours of required English.

READ 3384. Assessment and Instruction of the Developing Reader. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A field-based course surveying characteristics of the transitional and fluent literacy.

READ 4309. Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Theory and instructional strategies for teaching the writing process in elementary and middle schools. Includes stages of the writing process, issues at the different grade levels, teaching with mini-lessons, early literacy, spelling, handwriting, developing listening skills, TAAS writing, and the use of children's literature to teach writing. Prerequisites: READ 3311 and 384, ENGL 3350, and concurrent enrollment in Read 4310 and EDUC 4330 or approval of department head.

READ 4310. Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of state and national reading initiatives, approaches to teaching reading, procedures for organizing the elementary and middle school classrooms for reading instruction, research on effective reading-writing instruction, and roles of school personnel and parents in the school reading program. Prerequisites: READ 3311 and 3384, ENGL 3350, and concurrent enrollment in READ 4309 and EDUS 4330 or approval of department head.

READ 4386. Reading Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent research, reading, application and discussion under personal direction of instructor. Topics vary according to student need. Open to students of junior or senior classification who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and with approval of the instructor and department head.

Special Education Courses

EDSP 3361. Survey of Exceptional Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The characteristics of exceptional learners and the educational programs for individuals with disabilities will be surveyed. Additional course content will include the legislation and court cases related to special education and the referral, diagnosis, and placement of exceptional learners. A field experience is required. Prerequisite: TASP/THEA requirement must be met.

EDSP 4362. Special Education Rules and Regulations for Teachers. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Laws and litigation that affect the education of students with disabilities are examined. Includes procedures pertinent to teachers providing special education services such as federal and state regulations, IEPs, and the development of basic instructional plans. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDSP 3361, equivalent course, or approval of department head.

EDSP 4363. Teaching Learners with Learning Disabilities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Learning disabilities are examined with emphasis on history, definition, causation and characteristics. Content includes teaching methods for language, academic, and social skills as well as effective inclusive practices. Strategies for successful collaboration with parents, guardians, paraprofessionals and general education teachers are studied. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDSP 3361.

EDSP 4364. Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Etiology and characteristics associated with deficits in development are studied. Effects of developmental disabilities in the areas of language acquisition and physical, social and emotional functioning are examined. Course content includes methods for teaching functional academic skills, communication skills and life management skills, working with parents, paraprofessionals and related service personnel, community based instruction and vocational planning. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDSP 3361.

EDSP 4365. Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Information is provided on managing a classroom that includes students with disabilities. Topics include creating positive interpersonal relationships in the classroom, increasing student motivation and learning, minimizing disruptive behavior, behavioral management strategies, curriculum adaptations, crisis management and behavior management theories and strategies. Information will also be provided on the typical characteristics associated with emotional disabilities and identification procedures utilized. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDSP 3361.

EDSP 4367. Programming for Young Children with Disabilities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of young children with disabilities aged birth to 6 with an emphasis on the techniques for implementing programs to meet the needs of the child and the family. Early intervention, medical intervention, and public school educational programming for at-risk infants, toddlers, and young children will be addressed as well as parent involvement models to promote optimum parent-child and parent-professional relationships. Emphasis on recent research related to early childhood special education. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDSP 3361.

EDSP 4386. Special Education Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent research, reading, application and discussion under personal direction of instructor. Topics vary according to student need. Open to students of junior or senior classification who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program and with approval of the instructor and department head.

Dr. Ann Calahan, Department Head
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
E.J. Howell Building, Room 320
Box T-0290
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9097
acalahan@tarleton.edu
http://www.tarleton.edu/teachered

Professors

  • Burk
  • Calahan
  • L. Jones
  • Lamb

Associate professors

  • Becker
  • S. Erwin
  • Ford
  • Gentry
  • L. Hawke
  • M. Hawke
  • S. Smith
  • Sopko
  • D. Taylor

Assistant professors

  • C. Baker
  • Castaneda
  • Clark-Goff
  • Colvin
  • D. Hopkins-Higham
  • Hubble
  • Sharp , Laurie Dr.
  • Meehan, Jessica Dr.
  • Miller-Levy, Rebekah Dr.
  • R. Pate
  • K. Schaffer
  • Spencer, Kimberlee Dr.

Instructor

  • Fowler
  • Hinson
  • J. McGregor