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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-12 Special Education Certification

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  |   Undergraduate Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-12 Special Education Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as a special education teacher in an early childhood through twelfth grade classroom setting. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the IDS degree with EC–12 Special Education certification is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Program Options

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.


MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 and BIO 1243 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Natural Sciences. All IDS majors must complete AIS 1203, and either AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirements in Language, Philosophy and Culture. HIS 2053 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in American History. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts. COM 2113 is recommended to satisfy the Component Area Option.


IDS Degree Requirements

A. IDS Core courses

IDS 2113  Society and Social Issues 

IDS 3003  STEM in Social Contexts 

IDS 3013  Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences 

IDS 3123  Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts 

IDS 3713  Interdisciplinary Inquiry


B. IDS Support courses

MAT 1153  Essential Elements in Mathematics I 

MAT 1163  Essential Elements in Mathematics II



Certification Requirements

ECE 3603  Language and Literacy Acquisition

EDU 2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society

IDS 2013  Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 

RDG 3523  Reading for Teachers–Grades 4–8 

RDG 3803  Writing Development and Processes

SPE 3603  Introduction to Special Education

SPE 3693  Special Education Law

The following courses require and advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program

SPE 3623  Assessment of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPE 3633  Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities

SPE 3673  Assessment: Students with ASD and Developmental Disabilities

SPE 3683  Special Education Across the Lifespan

SPE 4683  Communication and Collaboration in Special Education

SPE 4693  Assistive Technology


Professional Education Requirements

The following courses require and advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program. IDS degree requirements and IDS support courses listed above are prerequisite to enrollment in Professional Special Education courses. 

SPE 3653  Practicum in Special Education (Introduction)

SPE 4623  Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities

SPE 4643  Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPE 4653  Practicum in Special Education (Advanced)

SPE 4673  Instruction for Students with Autisum Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities

Student Teaching:

C&I 4716  Student Teaching: All Level EC-12




Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program, graduate from the university, and obtain their teacher certification will be able to pursue a career as a special education teacher in an early childhood through twelfth grade classroom setting.

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Admission Requirements



All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended (previous college experience). In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:


Requirements for Admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio:

http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/2013-requirements.html


Undergraduate Catalog:

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