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Education

Programs within the Education Department at Our Lady of the Lake University are designed to prepare the professional educator to understand and meet the educational needs of a diverse student population and to function in a global society, which requires all students to be life-long learners. The programs provide opportunities for participants to gain the skills and vision to be leaders in schools faced with the challenges of the 21st century.

Formal entry into the teacher education program is contingent upon junior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 2.75, favorable recommendations, and the attainment of certain prerequisites in general education, academic foundations, pre-professional courses and other requirements as specified in the Teacher Education Handbook. In addition, students seeking admission to teacher education must demonstrate satisfactory performance in mathematics, reading and writing/composition on the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) examination of basic skills mandated by the State Board for Educator Certification. All teacher education applicants are interviewed by members of the Education faculty and must receive a favorable recommendation.

Candidates for standard Texas teacher's certificates must achieve a satisfactory level of performance on the examinations prescribed by the State Board for Educator Certification. All applicants will be screened for a record of felony or misdemeanor conviction through the Texas Department of Public Safety as prescribed by state law.

Texas teaching certificates may be earned as follows:

Early Childhood - Grade 6 Certification

Students desiring Early Childhood through Grade 6 certification pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an specializations in the areas of Early Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education.

Grades 4 - 8 Certification

Students desiring grades 4-8 certification pursue a degree in Liberal Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. This degree with an interdisciplinary major includes courses needed for certification. An academic area of specialization is required and may be chosen from the following:

English Language Arts and Reading

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Grades 8 - 12 Certification

Students desiring grades 8-12 certification pursue a major and minor in the chosen teaching fields. Additional courses in professional education are taken for certification. Current Certificates:

Computer Science

English Language Arts and Reading

History

Life Science

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Theater Arts

Technology Applications

All Level Certification

Art

Special Education (see EC-6)

Music

Spanish

Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies, With Specializations in: Early Childhood, Bilingual or Special Education - BS

(includes student teaching and fulfills all academic requirements for state teacher certification)

Total number of hours required for this degree:

124 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:

72 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

72 semester hours

Required courses all specializations:

Early Elementary Core: 30 hours: EDUC 4430, EDUC 4371, EDUC 4345, EDUC 4331, EDUC 5325, SPED 4335, SPED 4338, PSYC 3375,

EDUC 5370,EDUC 4372

Professional Education courses: 27 hours: EDUC 4365, EDUC 5307, EDUC 4348, EDUC 5372, EDUC 5303, EDUC 5330, EDUC 5370 and 6 hours in student teaching

IN ADDITION TO Early Elementary Core courses, each Specialization requires:

Early Childhood Specialization (15 hours)

EDUC 4367, EDUC 4390, EDUC 4332, EDUC 4336, EDUC 4337

Bilingual Specialization (15 hours)

EDUC 4340, EDUC 4356, EDUC 4364, EDUC 3320, EDUC 4363

SPED Specialization (15 hours)

SPED 4351, SPED 3341, SPED 4341, SPED 4324, SPED 5343

Suggested Sequence of courses for BS in Interdisciplinary Studies – Specialization: Early Childhood:

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

COMM 2312

3 hrs

 

EDUC 1321

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

Fine Arts*

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

*Preferred Fine Arts courses: ARTS 3383, MUSI 3341 or DRAM 1361

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5325

3 hrs

MATH 1406

4 hrs

 

MATH 1407

4 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4371

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4335

3 hrs

Total

17 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

Summer

Natural Science

3-4 hrs

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

Total

6-7 hrs

**Can also be taken with student teaching

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 4345

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4390

3 hrs

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4336

3 hrs

EDUC 4370

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

EDUC 4372

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4348

3 hrs

EDUC 4337

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

EDUC 4367

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4332

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 5372

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4680

6 hrs

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4335

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 5370

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

**Can also be taken during summer

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

Suggested sequence of courses for the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies- Specialization: Bilingual

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

SPAN 2311*

3 hrs

 

SPAN 2312

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

POLS 1311

3 hrs

COMM 2312

3 hrs

 

Natural Science w/lab

4 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

*Credit for freshman level Spanish earned through Advanced Placement,

CLEP or OLLU Spanish Assessment

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 3320

3 hrs

 

MATH 1407

3 hrs

ENGL 2370

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4370

3 hrs

MATH 1406

4 hrs

 

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5325

4 hrs

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

SPAN 3301

3 hrs

 

SPAN 3302

3 hrs

Total

19 hrs

 

Total

19 hrs

Summer

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

Natural Science

3-4 hrs

Total

6-7 hrs

**EDUC 4331 may be taken with student teaching

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 4345

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4363

3 hrs

EDUC 4372

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4348

3 hrs

SPED 4335

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5372

3 hrs

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

EDUC 4364

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4356

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4682

6 hrs

EDUC 4340

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 5370

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 4371

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement, if any:

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412, SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312

Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

Suggested sequence of courses for the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies- specialization: Special education

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

COMM 2312

3 hrs

 

EDUC 1321

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

Fine Arts*

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

*Preferred Fine Arts courses: ARTS 3383, MUSI 3341 or DRAM 1361

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5325

3 hrs

MATH 1406

4 hrs

 

MATH 1407

4 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4371

3 hrs

Total

17 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 4345

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5372

3 hrs

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

 

Natural science

4 hrs

SPED 3341

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

SPED 4324

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4348

3 hrs

SPED 4341

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

EDUC 4370

3 hrs

 

SPED 4351

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

19 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

 

SPED 5343

3 hrs

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4683

6 hrs

EDUC 5370

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 4331

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4335

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, values and skills, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

Pedagogical Studies, With Specializations in: Early Childhood, Bilingual or Special Education - BS

(does not include student teaching and does not fulfill all academic requirements for state teacher certification)

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

72 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

72 semester hours

Required courses all specializations:

Required courses (not including prerequisites) for all three specializations:Early Elementary Core: 30 hours: EDUC 4430, EDUC 4371, EDUC 4345,

EDUC 4331, EDUC 5325, SPED 4335, SPED 4338, PSYC 3375, EDUC 5370, EDUC 4372

Professional Education courses: 27 hours: EDUC 4365, EDUC 5307, EDUC 4348, EDUC 5372, EDUC 5303, EDUC 5330, EDUC 5370 and

6 additional advanced hours in EDUC

IN ADDITION TO Early Elementary Core courses, each Specialization requires:

Early Childhood Specialization (15 hours)

EDUC 4367, EDUC 4390, EDUC 4332, EDUC 4336, EDUC 4337

Bilingual Specialization (15 hours)

EDUC 4340, EDUC 4356, EDUC 4364, EDUC 3320, EDUC 4363

SPED Specialization (15 hours)

SPED 4351, SPED 3341, SPED 4341, SPED 4324, SPED 5343

Suggested Sequence of courses for BS in Pedagogical Studies – Specialization: Early Childhood:

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

COMM 2312

3 hrs

 

EDUC 1321

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

Fine Arts*

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

*Preferred Fine Arts courses: ARTS 3383, MUSI 3341 or DRAM 1361

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5325

3 hrs

MATH 1406

4 hrs

 

MATH 1407

4 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4371

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4335

3 hrs

Total

17 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

Summer

Natural Science

3-4 hrs

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

Total

6-7 hrs

**Can also be taken with student teaching

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 4345

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4390

3 hrs

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4336

3 hrs

EDUC 4370

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

EDUC 4372

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4348

3 hrs

EDUC 4337

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

EDUC 4367

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4332

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 5372

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

 

6 Advanced hrs/EDUC

6 hrs

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4335

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 5370

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

**Can also be taken during summer

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

Suggested sequence of courses for the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies- Specialization: Bilingual

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

SPAN 2311*

3 hrs

 

SPAN 2312

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

POLS 1311

3 hrs

COMM 2312

3 hrs

 

Natural Science w/lab

4 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

*Credit for freshman level Spanish earned through Advanced Placement,

CLEP or OLLU Spanish Assessment

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 3320

3 hrs

 

MATH 1407

4 hrs

ENGL 2370

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4370

3 hrs

MATH 1406

4 hrs

 

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5325

4 hrs

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

SPAN 3301

3 hrs

 

SPAN 3302

3 hrs

Total

19 hrs

 

Total

21 hrs

Summer

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

Natural Science

3-4 hrs

Total

6-7 hrs

**EDUC 4331 may be taken with student teaching

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 4345

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4363

3 hrs

EDUC 4372

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4348

3 hrs

SPED 4335

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5372

3 hrs

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

EDUC 4364

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4356

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4331**

3 hrs

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

 

6 Advanced Hrs/EDUC

6 hrs

EDUC 4340

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 5370

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 4371

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement, if any:

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412, SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312

Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

Suggested sequence of courses for the BS in Pedagogical Studies- specialization: Special education

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

COMM 2312

3 hrs

 

EDUC 1321

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

Fine Arts*

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

*Preferred Fine Arts courses: ARTS 3383, MUSI 3341 or ARTS 1361

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

SPED 4338

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3375

3 hrs

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5325

3 hrs

MATH 1406

4 hrs

 

MATH 1407

4 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

EDUC 4330

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4371

3 hrs

Total

17 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 4345

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5372

3 hrs

PHIL 4350

3 hrs

 

Natural science

4 hrs

SPED 3341

3 hrs

 

EDUC 5307

3 hrs

SPED 4324

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4348

3 hrs

SPED 4341

3 hrs

 

EDUC 4365

3 hrs

EDUC 4370

3 hrs

 

SPED 4351

3 hrs

Total

18 hrs

 

Total

19 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

EDUC 5303

3 hrs

 

SPED 5343

3 hrs

EDUC 5330

3 hrs

 

6 Advanced hrs/EDUC

6 hrs

SPED 5370

3 hrs

 

 

 

EDUC 4331

3 hrs

 

 

 

SPED 4335

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

EDUC 5325

Technology for Teaching

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Other course requirements:

Professional Education courses may not be taken until after students are officially admitted to the teacher education program

Acceptable minor fields:

None required