Psychology Undergraduate Curriculum

Psychology, B.S.

PSYC 212

General Psychology

3

PSYC 220

Human Growth & Development

3

PSYC 222

Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

3

PSYC 244

Courtship, Marriage, and Family

3

PSYC 322

Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 331

Strength in Diversity

3

PSYC 340

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 360

Personality Theory & Development

3

PSYC 445

Deviant Behavior

3

PSYC 460

Applied Social Research Methods

3

PSYC 470

Counseling Theory & Techniques

3

PSYC

Elective

3

Total:

36

Required Cognates:

MATH 241

Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

Minor in Psychology

PSYC 212

General Psychology

3

PSYC 220

Human Growth and Development

3

PSYC 340

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC

Electives 6 hours upper division

9

Total:

18

Psychology, B.S., emphasis in School Guidance

Psychology Courses:

PSYC 212

General Psychology

3

PSYC 220

Human Growth & Development

3

PSYC 222

Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

3

PSYC 244

Courtship, Marriage, and Family

3

PSYC 322

Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 326

Exceptional Children

3

PSYC 340

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 360

Personality Theory & Development

3

PSYC 445

Deviant Behavior

3

PSYC 460

Applied Social Research Methods

3

PSYC 470

Counseling Theories & Techniques

3

PSYC

Electives

3

Subtotal:

36

Education Courses:

EDUC 312

Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 350

Educational Technology

3

EDUC 364

Kindergarten Materials & Methods

3

EDUC 382

Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 386

Mathematics in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 413

Science in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 416

Legal and Philosophical Foundations

3

EDUC 419

Social Studies in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 424

Language Arts Essential Skills in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 434

Classroom Assessment

3

EDUC 436

Classroom Management

3

EDUC 475

Directed Teaching

6

Subtotal:

39

Required Cognates:

POLS 211

National and Texas Constitution

3

MATH 241

Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

Total:

81

Bachelors of Science in Psychology, emphasis School Guidance

This composite major will prepare you to complete a number of classes in education that are required by the State of Texas to fulfill course requirement before taking the State Exam for Educators (TExES). Please note that the State of Texas requires candidates who desire a certificate in school counseling must have two years of successful teaching and in possession of a valid teaching certificate issued by the State of Texas and a Masters degree in School Guidance/School Counseling. The intent of this composite is to prepare you to take the State Exams (EC-6) that consists of two tests (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility and Generalist EC-6), you will be certified to teach in the State of Texas, after passing these tests and successfully completing all the courses or additional requirement as required by any Alternative Certification Program (courses may vary by Alternative Certification Program).

  1. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  2. Before acceptance all students must submit to, pay for, and pass a criminal background check

  3. Candidate is responsible for initiating the application, that is available in the Education & Psychology Department. All applicants will be accompanied by:

  1. All potential candidates will have an interview with the Education/Psychology Department before being fully accepted into the Composite Program. See Technical Standards in Pre-Service Teacher Candidate Handbook.

Degree Plan

After the student has been admitted to this program, they should develop a degree plan with their major advisor and the Department of Education and Psychology. The plan will show the declared major with certification area, the work completed and the remaining requirements for the degree. Copies of the degree plan will be filed with the Registrar's Office, Education and Psychology Department and the major advisor.

Retention in this Program

To be retained in this program, students must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative 2.50 grade point average in all course work.

  2. Give evidence of satisfactory professional growth.

  3. Show promising development in field experiences.

  4. Demonstrate behavior that is ethically and morally responsible.