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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. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.


The following courses have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to align with the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst task list: SPE 3303SPE 3633SPE 3673SPE 4673, and SPE 4683


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 

LTED 3523  Reading for Teachers-Grades 4–8 

LTED 3803  Writing Development, Processes, and Instruction-Grades 4–8

SPE 3603  Introduction to Special Education

SPE 3693  Special Education Law

The following courses require an 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 an 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 (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

SPE 4623  Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities

SPE 4643  Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPE 4653  Practicum in Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

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

Clinical Teaching:

C&I 4716  Clinical 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:

https://future.utsa.edu/admissions/


Undergraduate Catalog:

http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/

http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/educationhumandevelopment/interdisciplinarylearningteaching/#interdisciplinarystudiesec12



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