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 EDU 320 Prof Dev I-Understand 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.

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 Education 320. 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. Randy Ford
TMATE Coordinator
6777 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-723-7300
rford@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
Sophmore Literature3
Select one of the following:
Visual and Theatre Arts 2
Fundamentals of Music
BIOL 210Essential Elements of Biology 33
CHEM 102 [shared] Essential Elements of Chemistry 3
E S 210 [shared] Earth Systems Science
PHYS 102 [shared] Essential Elements of Physics 3
MATH 303Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 305Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II3
RDG 311Reading I Reading Acquisition and Development3
RDG 351Content Area Reading3
RDG 384Assessment and Instruction of the Developing Reader3
EDU 130Transitioning to University Studies and the Teaching Profession1
EDU 320Professional Development I: Understanding Learners3
EDU 330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDU 435Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development3
EDU 490Practicum in Teaching6
Total Hours79
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Generalist with Bilingual Certification
GEOG 110 [shared] World Regional Geography 4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Economics 4
Principles of Economics: Macro 4
FCS 300Child Development3
MATH 405Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
HLTH 351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
EDSP 361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
EDU 200Families, School, and Community3
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 315Literacy Instruction for Bilingual Classrooms3
EDU 404Early Childhood Environments3
EDU 405Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Classrooms3
EDU 415Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction3
Total Hours42
EC-6 Generalist with ESL
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
HLTH 351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
SPAN 103Basic Spanish for Vocations3
PSY 303Educational Psychology3
or FCS 300 Child Development
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Economics: Macro
MATH 405Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
EDSP 361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
EDU 200Families, School, and Community3
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 404Early Childhood Environments3
EDU 415Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction3
Total Hours42
Middle School Generalist with ESL
PSY 220Child and Adolescent Psychology3
or PSY 303 Educational Psychology
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 430Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
BIOL 120General Biology4
BIOL 121General Biology4
BIOL 401Ecology4
GEOL 107Introduction to Environmental Science4
MATH 118Precalculus 54
MATH 120Calculus I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Probability and Statistics I
Principles of Bio-Statistics
MATH 302Principles of Geometry3
MATH 405Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Economics 6
Principles of Economics: Macro 6
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
SPAN 103Basic Spanish for Vocations3
Select one of the following:3
Advanced HIST
Total Hours60-61
Middle School Math with ESL
Select one of the following:3
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
SPAN 103Basic Spanish for Vocations3
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 430Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
MATH 118Precalculus 74
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 302Principles of Geometry3
MATH 404Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 405Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
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 and Adolescent Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
SPAN 103Basic Spanish for Vocations3
MATH 405Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 430Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
BIOL 120General Biology 84
BIOL 121General Biology 84
BIOL 401Ecology4
GEOL 107Introduction to Environmental Science 84
Advanced Science Elective3-4
Total Hours43-44
Middle School Math and Science
Select one of the following:3
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
EDU 430Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
BIOL 120General Biology 94
BIOL 121General Biology 94
BIOL 401Ecology4
GEOL 107Introduction to Environmental Science 94
Advised Science Elective3-4
MATH 118Precalculus 104
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 302Principles of Geometry3
MATH 404Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
or MATH 405 Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
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 and Adolescent Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
COMS 201Voice and Performance3
ENGL 320Advanced Grammars3
MATH 405Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III3
SPAN 103Basic Spanish for Vocations3
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 430Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
or ENGL 390 Readings in Adolescent Literature
Advanced ENGL as advised3
HIST 102World History Since 1700 113
or HIST 101 World History to 1700
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Economics 11
Principles of Economics: Macro 11
Select one of the following:3
Advanced HIST
Advanced Social Science as advised3
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
GEOG 120Introduction to Human Geography3
Total Hours48
All Level Special Education EC-6 Generalist with ESL
EDU 310Foundations of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDU 404Early Childhood Environments3
EDU 415Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction3
RDG 301An Introduction to Children's Literature3
RDG 409Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
RDG 410Implementation of Classroom Reading Instruction3
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
SPAN 103Basic Spanish for Vocations3
HLTH 351Principles of Health and Fitness for Children3
or KINE 380 Adaptive, Corrective, and Developmental Exercise
PSY 303Educational Psychology3
or FCS 300 Child Development
EDSP 361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
EDSP 462Special Education Rules and Regulations for Teachers3
EDSP 463Teaching Learners with Learning Disabilities3
EDSP 464Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities3
EDSP 465Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners3
Total Hours45
education specialist
EDTC 300Desktop Publishing in the Classroom3
EDTC 400Video in the Classroom3
EDTC 486Educational Technology Problems1-3
EDSP 361Survey of Exceptional Learners3
EDSP 463Teaching Learners with Learning Disabilities3
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 107 College Algebra and MATH 109 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 107 College Algebra and MATH 109 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 107 College Algebra and MATH 109 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 EDU 320 Prof Dev I-Understand Learners. The following courses must be completed prior to enrollment in student teaching: PSY 220 Child & Adolescent Psycholog or PSY 303 Educational Psychology; EDU 320 Prof Dev I-Understand Learners, EDU 330 Prof Dev II:Effect Instruction, RDG 351 Content Area Reading, and EDU 430 Pro Development III. The recommended sequence for secondary education course work is listed below:

  • PSY 220 Child & Adolescent Psycholog or PSY 303 Educational Psychology required for admission to Tarleton Teacher Education Program
  • EDU 320 Prof Dev I-Understand 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 EDU 320 Prof Dev I-Understand Learners. The THEA requirement must be met for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program
  • EDU 330 Prof Dev II:Effect Instruction Two semesters prior to Practicum Semester
  • RDG 351 Content Area Reading Must be completed before enrolling in EDU 430 Pro Development III
  • EDU 430 Pro Development III 1 Semester prior to Practicum Semester
  • EDU 435 Issues In Prof Development 1 and EDU 490 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 101Fresh Sem Agri Services & Dev1
PSSC 105Fundamentals of Crop Science3
PSSC 425Crop Production and Management3
AGSD 201Agricultural Power Units3
AGSD 211Applied Ag Analysis3
AGSD 230Intro Metals and Welding3
AGSD 302 [WI] Ag Sales and Services3
AGSD 406Ag Mechanical Serv and Instr3
AGSD 407Program Methods3
AGSD 450Animal Related Systems3
AGSD 485Seminar1-3
ANSC 107General Animal Science3
ANSC 403Beef Cattle Production3
ANSC 410Swine Production3
or ANSC 313 Sheep and Goat Production
A EC 314Agri Mktg System3
AGSD 401Student Teaching6
AGSD 410Leadership Development3
AGSD 420Agriscience Course Building3
HORT 200Principles of Horticulture3
HORT 360Horticulture Design3
WLDM 221Wildlife Conservation and Mgmt3
FCS 304Food Processing3
Total Hours65-67
 Business Education
ACC 203Intro to Fin Accounting3
ADMS 105Intermediate Keyboarding3
ADMS 314Advanced Document Production3
ADMS 315Word Processing3
ADMS 316Adv. Word Processing3
ADMS 318Current Issues in Business3
ADMS 319 [WI] Cur. Issues Bus. Oper.3
ADMS 413Adm. Inform. Systems3
ADMS 414Admin of Electronic Office3
CIS 103Computer Concepts and Appl3
or CIS 300 Computer Tech and Impact
ECO 201Prin Of Economics: Macro 13
FIN 101Personal Finance3
G B 103Business And Society3
G B 312 [WI] Business Communication3
G B 432Business Law I3
G B 444Intl Business3
MGMT 301Principles of Mgmt3
Total Hours51

1

May be counted toward the general education requirement. 

Family Consumer Sciences
FCS 101Basic Clothing Construction2
FCS 102Principles Of Design3
FCS 105Science of Food Preparation3
FCS 202Inter Clothing Construction3
FCS 205Consumer Iss & Decision Making3
FCS 210Nutrition3
FCS 300Child Development3
FCS 306Textiles3
FCS 309Lifespan Of The Family3
or FCS 316 Human Intimacy
FCS 311Occupations I3
FCS 312Occupations II3
FCS 317Housing and Interiors3
FCS 325Meal Management3
FCS 333Family Financial Mgmt3
FCS 407Teaching Methods in FCS3
FCS 409Parenting3
or FCS 305 Mgt of Lic Child Care Progam
FCS 470Family and Economic Issues3
FCS Electives6
Total Hours56
Spanish
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish4
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II4
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 303Adv Span Grammar & Composition3
SPAN 306Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 400 [WI] Foundation in Literary Skills3
SPAN 406Spanish & Spanish-Amer Culture3
SPAN 407 [WI] Adv Oral & Writing Skills3
Select three of the following:9
Survey of Peninsular Lit
Survey of Spanish American Lit
Spanish Seminar 1
Special Problems 1
Total Hours38

1

May be repeated for credit.

Technology Education (BS)
I T 105Principles of Drafting3
I T 106Power Transfer Technology3
I T 117Metals Technology3
I T 235Solid Modeling3
I T 303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
I T 314Princ of Tech Education3
I T 317Machine Tool Technology3
I T 324Thermoplastic Processing3
I T 325Thermoset Plastic Processing3
I T 345Industrial Design3
I T 350Numerical Control Systems3
I T 393Modular Technology3
I T 405Architectural Drafting3
MET 216Intro to Manufacturing Sys3
MET 336Industrial Controls3
AGSD 230Intro Metals and Welding3
COMS 214Photography3
Total Hours51
Technology Education (BAAS)
I T 106Power Transfer Technology3
I T 117Metals Technology3
I T 235Solid Modeling3
I T 303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
I T 314Princ of Tech Education3
I T 324Thermoplastic Processing3
I T 393Modular Technology3
SPEC FIELD33
Total Hours54
Grades 8 – 12
Chemistry
CHEM 105College Chemistry I4
CHEM 108College Chemistry II4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 486Chemistry Problems1-4
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
PHYS 104General Physics I4
or PHYS 122 Principles of Physics
PHYS 105General Physics II4
or PHYS 242 Prin of Physics II
Advanced CHEM as advised6
Total Hours35-38
English Language Arts Reading
ENGL 111 [WI] Intro to College Composition3
ENGL 112 [WI] College Comp and Research3
Select one of the following:
The Short Story
Introduction to Literature
Literature and Film
ENGL 250Backgrounds of Western Lit3
ENGL 301American Lit to 18653
ENGL 302American Lit Since 18653
ENGL 320Advanced Grammars3
ENGL 400Shakespeare3
ENGL 401Brit Lit I3
ENGL 402Brit Lit II3
ENGL 411Studies in Rhetoric and Lang3
ENGL 411Studies in Rhetoric and Lang3
ENGL 460Adv Studies in Secondary Engl3
Select one of the following:
Cultural Studies
Genre Studies
Senior Literary Seminar
Total Hours36
History
HIST 101World Hist To 17003
HIST 102World Hist Since 17003
HIST 201U.S. History through 18773
HIST 202US History Since Reconstruct3
HIST 440 [WI] Historical Method3
Advanced HIST Electives21
Total Hours36
Life Science
BIOL 120General Biology4
BIOL 121General Biology Anim Emphasis4
BIOL 303Heredity4
BIOL 307Microbiology4
BIOL 315Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 349Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 401Ecology4
BIOL 470Analysis of Biological Prin3
Total Hours31
Mathematics (BS in Math)
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
MATH 232Applied Matrix Algebra3
MATH 301Number Theory3
MATH 306Differential Equations3
MATH 310Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 311Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 332Linear Algebra3
MATH 333Calculus III4
MATH 402College Geometry3
MATH 404Survey Of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 405Math Concepts III3
MATH 409 [WI] Advanced Analysis I3
MATH 411Probability & Statistics II3
MATH 432 [WI] Abstract Algebra3
PHYS 122Principles of Physics4
Approved CS Elective3
Approved Advanced CS Elective3
Total Hours58
Mathematics/Physics (BS in Math)
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
MATH 232Applied Matrix Algebra3
MATH 301Number Theory3
MATH 306Differential Equations3
MATH 310Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 311Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 332Linear Algebra3
MATH 333Calculus III4
MATH 402College Geometry3
MATH 404Survey Of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 409 [WI] Advanced Analysis I3
MATH 411Probability & Statistics II3
MATH 432 [WI] Abstract Algebra3
Advanced PHYS Electives3
PHYS 122Principles of Physics4
PHYS 242Prin of Physics II4
PHYS 334 [WI] Modern Physics I3
PHYS 435Quantum Physics3
Approved CS Electives3
Approved Advanced CS Elective3
Total Hours68
Mathematics/Physics (BS in Physics)
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
MATH 306Differential Equations3
MATH 311Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 333Calculus III4
MATH 402College Geometry3
MATH 404Survey Of Mathematical Ideas3
PHYS 122Principles of Physics4
PHYS 242Prin of Physics II4
PHYS 331Mechanics3
PHYS 332Electromagnetic Field Theory3
PHYS 333 [WI] Thermodynamics3
PHYS 334 [WI] Modern Physics I3
PHYS 430Mathematical Methods of Phys3
PHYS 435Quantum Physics3
PHYS Elective3
Advanced PHYS Electives6
Approved CS Electives3
Total Hours62
Physical Science (BS in Chemistry)
CHEM 105College Chemistry I4
CHEM 108College Chemistry II4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 323 [WI] Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 486Chemistry Problems 11-4
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
MATH 306Differential Equations3
or MATH 333 Calculus III
PHYS 122Principles of Physics4
PHYS 242Prin of Physics II4
PHYS 334 [WI] Modern Physics I3
Advanced Advised CHEM 6
Total Hours45-48

1

Lab safety

Physical Science (BS in Physics)
CHEM 105College Chemistry I4
CHEM 108College Chemistry II4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 486Chemistry Problems1-4
MATH 120Calculus I4
MATH 209Calculus II4
MATH 306Differential Equations3
MATH 333Calculus III4
MATH 404Survey Of Mathematical Ideas3
PHYS 122Principles of Physics4
PHYS 242Prin of Physics II4
PHYS 331Mechanics3
PHYS 332Electromagnetic Field Theory3
PHYS 333 [WI] Thermodynamics3
PHYS 334 [WI] Modern Physics I3
PHYS 430Mathematical Methods of Phys3
PHYS 435Quantum Physics3
PHYS Elective3
Advanced PHYS Electives6
Total Hours66-69
Science (BS in Biology)
BIOL 120General Biology4
BIOL 121General Biology Anim Emphasis4
BIOL 303Heredity4
BIOL 307Microbiology4
BIOL 315Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 349Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 401Ecology4
BIOL 470Analysis of Biological Prin3
GEOL 105Physical Geology3
GEOL 106Historical Geology4
E S 210Earth Systems Science3
CHEM 105College Chemistry I4
CHEM 108College Chemistry II4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 486Chemistry Problems1-4
PHYS 104General Physics I4
PHYS 105General Physics II4
Total Hours62-65
Science (Geosciences Emphasis)
BIOL 120General Biology4
BIOL 121General Biology Anim Emphasis4
BIOL 401Ecology4
BIOL 470Analysis of Biological Prin3
GEOL 105Physical Geology3
GEOL 106Historical Geology4
Select two of the following:6
Astronomy
Meteorology
Oceanography
Environmental Science
CHEM 105College Chemistry I4
CHEM 108College Chemistry II4
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 486Chemistry Problems1-4
PHYS 104General Physics I4
PHYS 105General Physics II4
PHYS Elective
Total Hours49-52
Social Studies (BA in History) 
HIST 101World Hist To 17003
HIST 102World Hist Since 17003
HIST 201U.S. History through 18773
HIST 202US History Since Reconstruct3
HIST 440 [WI] Historical Method3
Advanced HIST15
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
Select one of the following:3
Intro Human Geography
Geography Of Texas
Economic Geography
ECO 201Prin Of Economics: Macro3
ECO 202Prin Of Economics: Micro3
POLS 201Amer Natl Govt3
POLS 202Texas Government3
Advanced POLS6
Total Hours54
Social Studies (BS in Political Science)
HIST 101World Hist To 17003
HIST 102World Hist Since 17003
HIST 201U.S. History through 18773
HIST 202US History Since Reconstruct3
HIST 440 [WI] Historical Method3
Advanced HIST
POLS 201Amer Natl Govt3
POLS 202Texas Government3
POLS 490 [WI] Political Science Capstone Cou3
Advanced POLS18
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
Select one of the following:3
Intro Human Geography
Geography Of Texas
Economic Geography
ECO 201Prin Of Economics: Macro3
ECO 202Prin Of Economics: Micro3
ECO Elective
SOC 330Social Sciences Statistics3
Total Hours57
Speech
COMS 102Public Speaking3
COMS 201Voice And Performance3
COMS 303Debate3
COMS 110Mass Comm & Society3
COMS 304Interpers Comm3
COMS 310Communication Law3
COMS 406Group Process/Decision Making3
COMS 412 [WI] Rhetorical & Comm Theory3
Total Hours24
Technology Applications
EDTC 300Desktop Publishing in Classroo3
EDTC 305Multimedia in the Classroom3
EDTC 315The Technology Application3
EDTC 400Video in the Classroom3
EDTC 405Web Mastering3
EDTC 410Learning, Leading, and Assesm3
Total Hours18
Technology Applications - Graduate level
EDTC 549Educational Media and Tech3
EDTC 550Teaching Desktop Publishing3
EDTC 551Multimedia and Animation3
EDTC 552Teaching K-12 Video Technology3
EDTC 558Web Mastering for K-12 Instr3
EDTC 559Leading & Learning w/Technolog3
Total Hours18

All – Level

Art
ART 111Design I3
ART 121Drawing I3
ART 211Design II3
ART 221Drawing II3
ART 231Art History I3
ART 232Art History II3
ART 234Intro to Digital Media3
ART 241Intro Painting Media3
ART 311Experimental Media Studio3
ART 321Life Drawing3
ART 331Art History of America3
ART 341Painting Studio3
ART 342Watercolor3
ART 351Sculpture Studio3
ART 371Printmaking3
ART 441Adv Studio in 2D Media3
ART 490 [WI] Art Portfolio Capstone3
Advised Advanced ART Electives12
Total Hours63
Music
MUEN 101Ensemble1
or MUEN 102 Ensemble
MUEN 301Ensemble1
MUEN 302Ensemble1
MUAP 131Applied Musc for Majors2
MUAP 132Applied Musc for Majors2
MUAP 231Applied Musc for Majors2
MUAP 232Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 331Applied Musc for Majors2
MUAP 332Applied Musc for Majors2
MUSC 433Capstone Course in Music1
MUSC 147Theory I: Basics of Music4
MUSC 148Theory II: Diatonic Harmony4
MUSC 247Theory III: Counterpoint4
MUSC 248Theory IV: Chromatic Harmony4
MUSC 349Contemporary Music Theory2
MUSC 448Scoring & Arranging for Ensemb2
MUSC 311Conducting I2
MUSC 312Conducting II2
MUSC 315Dev Musical Exp3
MUSC 316Perf Prac Ensemble1
MUSC 326History of Music I2
MUSC 327 [WI] History of Music II3
MUSC 328 [WI] HISTORY OF MUSIC III3
MUSC 329World Music2
Select one of the following:8
If Instrumnetal:
String Class
Woodwind Class
Brass Class
Percusion Class
Band Techniques
If Vocal:
Italian Diction
German Diction
French Diction
Choral Tech
Vocal Pedagogy
Total Hours62
Physical Education
KINE 119Conditioning and Fitness2
KINE 200Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 218Theory of Gym and Dance3
KINE 330 [WI] Motor Behavior3
KINE 310Tests & Measurements3
KINE 312Prev & Care of Athletic Injur3
KINE 340Integrated Movem Activ3
KINE 380Adapt, Corr, & Dev Exercise3
KINE 405Practicum in Kinesiology3
KINE 416Indiv Team Sport Skills3
KINE 420Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 480Kinesiology3
HLTH 231First Aid3
HLTH 351Prin of Hlth & Fit for Childre3
Total Hours41
Supplemental Certifications1
1

May be added to grade level certificate.

English as a Second LanguageE (ESL)
ENGL 320Advanced Grammars3
ENGL 370Intro to Linguistics3
PSY 320Psycholinguistics3
EDU 310Found Bilingual &Engl Sec Lang3
Total Hours12
Master Reading Teacher
RDG 572Language Arts3
RDG 575Literacy Assessment3
PSY 320Psycholinguistics 13
Total Hours9

1

May be taken for graduate credit as PSY 590 SPECIAL TOPICS

Special Education
4-8:
EDSP 361Survey Ex Lrnr3
EDSP 462Spec Rules and Reg for Teacher3
EDSP 463Teach Learners With Learn Dis3
EDSP 464Tch Learners With Develop Dis3
EDSP 465Beh Mgmt For Exceptional Learn3
8-12:
EDSP 361Survey Ex Lrnr3
EDSP 462Spec Rules and Reg for Teacher3
EDSP 463Teach Learners With Learn Dis3
EDSP 464Tch Learners With Develop Dis3
EDSP 465Beh Mgmt For Exceptional Learn3
Total Hours30

Educational Technology Courses

EDTC 300. Desktop Publishing in Classroo. 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 305. 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 300.

EDTC 315. The Technology Application. 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 305, EDU 320.

EDTC 400. 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 315, EDU 320 and Acceptance in the Teacher Education Program. Lab fee $20.

EDTC 405. 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: EDU 330, EDTC 400.

EDTC 410. Learning, Leading, and Assesm. 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: EDU 330.

EDTC 486. Educ 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

EDU 130. Intro to Teaching Profession. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Students will examine teaching as a profession through directed field experiences. Lab fee $10.

EDU 200. Families, School, & 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.

EDU 310. Found Bilingual &Engl Sec Lang. 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 320.

EDU 315. Literacy Instr Bilingual Class. 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 EDU 310, 320, and RDG 311.

EDU 320. Prof Dev I-Understand 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: PSY 220 or 303 or H S 300 and a minimum of 60 hours toward certification or degree requirements. Lab fee: $25.

EDU 330. Prof Dev II:Effect 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: EDU 320 or 335; PSY 220, 303 or H S 300; and/or co-requisite 3 hours of 300 level reading, and admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program. Lab Fee $25.

EDU 394. 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; RDG 311, SOSC 301, and F A 135.

EDU 396. 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 303 and 305, P SC 101, BIOL 210, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and concurrent enrollment or completion of EDU 335.

EDU 404. 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. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program, EDU 335 or 330,and RDG 384. Concurrent enrollment in EDU 415, RDG 409 and 410. Field experience fee $75.

EDU 405. Cont Area Inst Bilingual Class. 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, EDU 310, 315, and RDG 311 and 351. Proficiency in Spanish.

EDU 415. Elem Curr,Assessment,& Instruc. 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 EDU 320 or EDU 335; EDU 330 and concurrent enrollment in EDU 404, RDG 409 and 410.

EDU 430. Pro Development III. 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: EDU 335 and RDG 351, or approval of department head.

EDU 435. Issues In Prof 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 EDU 490, or approval of department head. Field Experience Fee $75.

EDU 483. Internship/Clssrm 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.

EDU 486. 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.

EDU 490. 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

RDG 100. 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.

RDG 301. Intro to Children's Lit. 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 core ENGL classes for degree. Credit will not be granted for RDG 301 and ENGL 350.

RDG 311. Rdg I-Rdg Acquistion Developme. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on research-based competencies essential for effective literacy instruction.

RDG 351. Content Area Reading. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

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.

RDG 384. Rdg II-Assess Instr Dev Reader. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

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

RDG 409. Rdg Across Curr. 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: RDG 311 and 384, ENGL 350, and concurrent enrollment in RDG 410 and EDU 430 or approval of department head.

RDG 410. Impl Clsrm Rdg Inst. 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: RDG 311 and 384, ENGL 350, and concurrent enrollment in RDG 409 and EDU 430 or approval of department head.

RDG 486. 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 361. Survey Ex Lrnr. 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 462. Spec Rules and Reg for Teacher. 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 361.

EDSP 463. Teach Learners With Learn Dis. 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 361.

EDSP 464. Tch Learners With Develop Dis. 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 361.

EDSP 465. Beh Mgmt For Exceptional Learn. 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 361.

EDSP 467. Prog For Young Child W/Disabl. 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 361.

EDSP 486. 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
  • Larmer

Associate professors

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

Assistant professors

  • Aglazor
  • C. Baker
  • Castaneda
  • Clark-Goff
  • Colvin
  • D. Hopkins-Higham
  • Hubble
  • McAdams
  • R. Miller
  • R. Pate
  • K. Schaffer

Instructor

  • Fowler
  • Hinson
  • J. McGregor