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Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (B.S.)

60 Hours

This degree program is designed for the highly motivated student with experience or current employment in education. An interdisciplinary studies curriculum, including such areas as the social, religious, political, and scientific, will aid the student in understanding contemporary American cultur e and their place in it. This degree program also served the student who wishes to craft a program of studies to pursue the alternative certification pathway to teaching in the state of Oklahoma.

Each student will follow the outlined curriculum plan; substitutions may be made within the areas of emphasis. The program must be approved by the Dean of the College of Outreach and Innovation.

Students must complete a minimum of 122 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 122 hours.

60 HOURS, 39 OF WHICH MUST BE 3000/4000 LEVEL COURSES

COURSES ARE TO BE DIVIDED AMONG THREE AREAS
Education, English, and Family Science

MINIMUM OF 9 HOURS OF 3000/4000 LEVEL CLASSES IN EACH AREA

A STUDENT MUST DECLARE A MAJOR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES BEFORE COMPLETING 96 HOURS.

THE STUDENT MUST MEET THE MINIMUM TOTAL HOURS OF 122 IN ORDER TO GRADUATE.

Recommended coursework to qualify for alternative certification and a TEFL certificate include:

15 HOURS ENGLISH

  • ENGL-2333 TEFL Experience
  • ENGL-3723 Methods of TEFL
  • ENGL-4633 Intercultural Communication
  • ENGL-4863 TEFL Student Teaching
  • SPAN-1213 Basic Spanish II

24 HOURS EDUCATION

  • EDUC-3131 Classroom Management Strategies I
  • EDUC-3213 Learning, Instruction, and Assessment
  • EDUC-3421 Educational Technology
  • EDUC-3723 Education of the Exceptional Child
  • EDUC-4043 Applied Instruction and Assessment
  • ELEM-3233 Primary Reading
  • ELEM-3323 Movement and Fine Arts
  • ELEM-3332 Elementary Language Arts
  • ELEM-3632 Social Studies for the Primary Child
  • ELEM-3733 Mathematics for the Primary Child
  • ELEM-3832 Science for the Primary Child

21 HOURS FAMILY SCIENCE

  • CHDV-3013 Nature and Characteristics of Early Childhood
  • CHDV-3023 Emergent Literacy
  • CHDV-4023 Topics in Early Childhood
  • FMST-1113 Introduction to Family Science
  • FMST-3513 Child Welfare
  • FMST-4713 Family Science Practicum
  • PSYC-2523 Developmental Psychology

University Core Curriculum

B.S. - 51 Hours - Courses May Not Be Repeated Within Core

COMMUNICATION, 9 HOURS

MATHEMATICS, 3 HOURS

REQUIRED BIBLE, 6 HOURS

BIBLE ELECTIVES, 3 HOURS

CAPSTONE, 3 HOURS

POLITICAL SCIENCE, 3 HOURS

AMERICAN HISTORY, 3 HOURS

GREAT WORKS, 3 HOURS

SCIENCE, 6 HOURS

  • One course must include a lab

PSYC, SOCIAL SCIENCES, FINE ARTS, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, 3 HOURS

  • 3 hours from these areas: Fine Arts, Family Science, French, German, History, Japanese, Music, Political Science, Psychology, or Spanish

LIBERAL ARTS, 9 HOURS

  • 9 hours from any liberal arts area