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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S. 4th - 8th Grade Certification with Mathematics and Science Concentrations (ISE3)
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First Semester - Fall 200617 hours
BIBL 1003   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
BIOL 1111   General Biology Laboratory I
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with BIOL 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1113 (Fall)
 
BIOL 1113   General Biology I
A two semester introductory survey course designed to expose the student to fundamental concepts and principles drawn from the major areas of the biological sciences. The topics covered include: biological chemistry, cell biology, energetics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, botany, ecology, and human anatomy and physiology. See also BIOL 1123 Class 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1111 (Fall)
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Expository writing and the use of the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise will be emphasized. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisites: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 0103 with a passing grade. Minimum grade of 'B' required.
 
HIST 2113   American History to 1865
A general survey of the establishment and growth of the American nation from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Covers the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the new nation, giving particular stress to the reasons behind the near dissolution of the Union. Class 3. (Fall)
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1203   College Algebra With Applications
A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1303, MATH 1603, or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 200716 hours
BIOL 1121   General Biology Laboratory II
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with BIOL 1123. Lab 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1123 (Spring)
 
BIOL 1123   General Biology II
A two semester introductory survey course designed to expose the student to fundamental concepts and principles drawn from the major areas of the biological sciences. The topics covered include: biological chemistry, cell biology, energetics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, botany, ecology, and human anatomy and physiology. See also BIOL 1113 Class 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1113. Corequisite: BIOL 1121 (Spring)
 
EDUC 2100   Practicum I
This course is designed to provide field experiences for a student enrolled in EDUC 2101, EDUC 2201, or EDUC 2301. This practicum will enable the student to participate in an observational, interviewing and an assistant capacity in the assigned classroom setting(s) for 20 clock hours. The student will observe all aspects of teaching including lesson planning, classroom set-up, scheduling, meetings, and basic teaching procedures. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Corequisite: EDUC 2101, EDUC 2201, or EDUC 2301 (Spring)
 
EDUC 2201   Introduction To 4th - 8th Grade Teaching
Students are introduced to requirements for becoming a teacher in Texas, legal and ethical aspects of teaching, organization and structure of the middle school and methods of motivation and discipline in 4th - 8th grade classroom. Students observe and participate in assigned schools. Class 1. (Spring)
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013. Minimum grade of 'B' required.
 
HIST 2123   American History from 1865
A continuation of the survey of American life beginning with the reconstruction period and extending to the present. Political, economic, diplomatic, and military history are covered along with the contributions of minority groups. Class 3. (Spring)
 
HUMA 1153   Introduction To Fine Arts
A survey course giving exposure to various music and art forms through their historical developments in the western world. Musical forms from classical to modern are explored. Art forms such as architecture, sculpture, and painting are traced from the Greek-Roman period to the present. Class 3.
 
MATH 1252   Trigonometry
A study of the trigonometric functions, identities, solving triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and complex numbers. Class 2. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
Third Semester - Fall 200718 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIOL 2014   Human Anatomy And Physiology I
The structure and function of the human body. A study of structure and integrated functions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. Laboratory work will include the use of charts and models, microscopic studies, small animal dissections, and physiological experiments. These courses do not meet the requirements for Biology majors. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: BIOL 1014 or approved equivalent. (Fall, Odd years)
 
EDUC 3010   Practicum II
Students will observe, participate, and reflect on classroom experiences as a part of an educational experience that involves 20 hours of time beyond the course. As a part of the practicum, students will complete field experiences for a minimum of two hours a week for ten weeks in their certification area ECE-4, 4-8, 8-12, or all level Kinesiology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 3343 (Fall)
 
EDUC 3343   Foundations of American Education and Culture
The study of the present educational system and its social impact and future implications in historical, philosophical, and sociological perspective. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3010
 
ENGL 3103   Survey Of American Literature I
A survey of the literature of America from the beginning to Whitman. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)
 
KINE 2502   Movement And Games For Children
Theoretical and practical application of motor development concepts, games, and activities for grades K-8. Topics include games, rhythms, fundamental movements, and sport activities. Emphasis is placed on developing cooperation and applying behavioral rules and consequences. Involves off-campus participation. Class 2. (Fall)
 
POLS 2103   Federal, State, And Local Government
The structure and operation of American government on the national, state, and local levels stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Special attention is given to Texas government policy and processes. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 200816 hours
BIBL 2003   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
KINE 3002   Children's Health And Physical Development
A conceptual basis and application of health education framework in schools is presented. Practical applications of comprehensive school health curriculum within a classroom environment for grades K-8 are emphasized. Class 2. (Spring)
 
MATH 1503   Calculus With Business Applications
A study of differential calculus and its application to business. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1603 or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203. (Spring)
 
MATH 1803   Discrete Mathematics
Topics include set theory, relations, propositional logic and proofs, algebraic structure, graph theory, and Boolean algebra. Techniques of proof introduced include proof by specialization and division into cases, indirect proof, existence and uniqueness proofs, and induction. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or equivalent.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 200817 hours
EDUC 3133   Methods Of Elementary Math And Science Instruction
Students focus on making mathematics and science meaningful to children. Objectives cover TEKS required to prepare teachers of mathematics and science in Texas, as well as national standards. Topics include use of manipulatives, use of technology, planning and evaluating developmentally appropriate lessons, direct instructions, cooperative learning, planning for diversity, and adaptations for special populations. Students observe, then design and teach mathematics and science lessons in elementary school classrooms. Class 3. (Fall)
 
EDUC 4113   Overview of Special Education
This course is a study of the history, philosophy and structure of educational programs for exceptional learners from birth-21; analysis of state and federal regulations affecting special education; and the professional roles and responsibilities required in the educational setting. Class 3. Prerequisite: The student must currently be enrolled in or have successfully completed the Teacher Education program. (Summer)
 
GEOL 1114   General Geology I
This course provides an introduction to geology including the study of rocks, minerals, and the basic processes that shape the surface features of the earth. Attention will also be given to natural resources including good ecological utilization of them. Class 3. Lab 3. (Fall, Even years)
 
PHYS 1014   Physical Science
This course provides a survey of chemistry, physics, meteorology, and astronomy. Some of the major topics covered are laws of motion, energy, work, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equations and calculations, gas laws, acid-base and redox reactions, atmospheric structure, weather systems, solar system, stars and galaxies, and theories of origins. It is advised that this course and BIOL 1014 Life Science be taken to meet the 8 hour lab science requirement for liberal arts majors. Not applicable for a minor in Physics. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. (Fall)
 
READ 3003   The Teaching Of Reading
Students focus on the developmental stages of reading, including word recognition skills, comprehension, integration of the language arts, and vocabulary development. Topics include theoretical foundations, teaching approaches, modifying instruction for special needs students, and ways of organizing and managing reading instruction in a regular classroom. (May be taken by secondary education students.) Class 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 200916 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
EDUC 3320   Practicum III
Students will observe, participate in, and reflect on classroom experiences as a part of this educational practicum. As a part of the practicum, students will complete field experiences for a minimum of two hours a week for ten weeks in their certification area ECE-4, 4-8, 8-12, or all level Kinesiology. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 3323 (Spring)
 
EDUC 3323   Planning And Assessment
This course focuses on instructional design for the classroom. Students will explore all phases of instructional planning, including modifications for diverse populations and exceptional learners. It will give them practical experience in writing objectives, using various formats of lesson plans, planning units of instruction, and planning assessment. Other topics will include authentic assessment, TEKS integration, thematic design, and content across the curriculum. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3320 (Spring)
 
INTC 3003   Applications Of Technology
Students apply technology to instruction and study software selection and evaluation. Course activities include word processing, databases, use of visual and computer graphics, distance learning methodologies, power point presentations, CD-ROM applications, and web page construction. Class 3.
 
KINE 2901   Emergency Care And First Aid
This course will be a half-semester course which will emphasize basic first aid procedures and emergency care. Curriculum will include a general survey of first aid procedures and may include the opportunity for certification. Class 1.
 
MATH 1423   Elementary Statistics
An introductory treatment of research statistics. Included are frequency distribution, graphic representation, correlation, sampling theory, probability, and statistical hypotheses. Not applicable to graduation requirements in mathematics or engineering. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
MATH 3503   Mathematical Concepts
Mathematical concepts such as probability, statistics, geometric constructions, measurement, ratio and proportion, pre-algebra, and basic tests and measurements concepts including interpretation of data. Use of manipulatives in learning mathematical concepts. Only applicable to graduation requirements of elementary education students. Class 3. Prerequisite: Math 1123 or equivalent. (Spring)
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 200917 hours
BIOL 3504   Principles Of Ecology And Field Biology
An introduction to ecological principles for all organisms in the environment, including a survey of the diversity of ecosystems. Topics will include study of energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem development, populations, communities, and biomes. The laboratories will expose the student to factors that define ecosystems, methods of quantifying abiotic and biotic characteristics of ecosystems, and computer based models of ecological systems. Field trips to survey different ecosystems in the East Texas region will provide hands-on experiences. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113 and BIOL 1123. (Fall, Odd years)
 
EDUC 4201   Certification Preparation Seminar (4th-8th)
This course is designed to review the TExES competencies for the 4th-8th certification areas in two content area specializations and professional development. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade. Class 1.
 
EDUC 4223   Teaching The Middle School Student
Students will design and implement instructional models for the middle school classroom. Diverse instructional techniques, such as cooperative learning, team teaching, technology integration, and experiential learning, which address diverse learning styles and developmentally appropriate practices for students in grades 4-8 will be emphasized. Class 3.
 
EDUC 4330   Practicum IV
This course is designed to provide field experiences for a senior level student, enrolled as a preservice teacher during the semester prior to student teaching. The student will serve a minimum of five weeks in each student teaching placement classroom for a minimum of three hours per week to equal a total of thirty clock hours or more for this practicum experience. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 4333, EDUC 4223, or EDUC 4133 (Fall)
 
ENGL 2323   Survey Of British Literature I
A survey of English literature from the beginning through the neoclassical period. Special attention is given to the theory of literary interpretation. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023.
 
MATH 3553   Math Practicum
This course will teach techniques for enhancing the learning of mathematics. The techniques will include topics such as the use of manipulatives, the use of calculators, the use of internet resources, and other procedures to augment the problem solving nature of mathematics. Only applicable to graduation requirements of education students. Class 3. Prerequisites: Math 1123 or higher and admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Fall)
 
PSYC 2143   Human Growth And Development
A study of the social, cognitive, and emotional aspects of development from birth to death. Theory and recent research will be discussed. Class 3. (Fall)
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201012 hours
EDUC 4153   Classroom Management And Organization For The Elementary/Middle School (L)
Students focus on motivation and discipline for elementary and middle school students, as well as methods of organization of students, materials, and resources in the classroom. Topics include setting up and enforcing rules, consequences, and rewards; adaptations for special needs students; arranging the classroom for efficient use; and managing skills lessons such as physical education, art, and music. Students will observe and participate in assigned classrooms. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Spring)
 
EDUC 4286   Student Teaching In The Middle School
Students apply principles of planning, instruction, evaluation, management, and discipline; selecting appropriate teaching and learning strategies; developing a variety of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; demonstrating effective teaching practices with diverse populations; using effective discipline management techniques; managing students and classrooms; promoting personal professional growth; and working cooperatively with other professionals in the 4th - 8th grade classroom. A total of 6 credit hours is required. A weekly afternoon seminar is required. Student teaching 12 weeks. Class 3,6. 6 total hours needed.
 
READ 4313   Reading And Testing In The Content Areas
Students learn methods of helping learners to improve reading and study strategies in the content areas. Course topics include pre-reading strategies, vocabulary development, study skills, and reading and writing across the curriculum. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 129
Notes: The first Interdisciplinary concentration is Education and the second and third Interdisciplinary concentrations are Language Arts and a combination of courses. Students in this major may add the following coursework to support the Supplemental Special Education certificate: EDUC 4113 Overview of Special Education, EDUC 4233 Teaching Students with Learning Differences and Behavior Disorders, and EDUC 4313 Education Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities. Students successfully completing these three courses will be eligible to sit for the Supplemental Special Education TExES exam. Students in this major may add the following coursework to support the Supplemental English as a Second Language certificate: EDUC 4353 Teaching Diverse Populations, READ 4313 Reading and Testing in the Content Areas, and READ 4323 Literacy Instruction in ESL and Bilingual Settings. Students successfully completing these three courses will be eligible to sit for the Supplemental English as a Second Language TExES exam.