General Science

GSCI 4010 (0-3-0) Science 4-8 Seminar

(GSCI 5010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

GSCI 4011 (0-3-0) Science 7-12 Seminar

(GSCI 5011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

GSCI 4320 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Science

(GSCI 5320)

This course will present basic concepts in the natural sciences which will provide a background for the student who plans to teach science in the elementary school. It will focus on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of elementary school curricula. Observation in a local school is required.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Kinesiology

KNES 4010 (0-3-0) Kinesiology All-Level Seminar

(KNES 5010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Math

MATH 4010 (0-3-0) Math 4-8 Seminar

(MATH 5010)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

MATH 4011 (0-3-0) Math 7-12 Seminar

(MATH 5011)

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination.

Requisites: Educator Preparation Program admission.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Social Studies

SOST 4340 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Social Studies

(SOST 5340)

This course will present basic concepts in the social studies which will provide a background for the student who plans to teach social studies in the elementary school. It focuses on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of elementary school social studies.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.