Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (8-12 Computer Science Certification)

Not accepting new students into the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (8-12 Computer Science Certification) during the 2019-20 academic year. New Degree Plan/Curriculum Pending.

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826): 
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

Not accepting new students into the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (8-12 Computer Science Certification) during the 2019-20 academic year. New Degree Plan/Curriculum Pending

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-124  

Major: 42 sch    Minor: 20 sch

COMPSCI.BS     CIP Code: 11.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major 

CSCI 1423Programming Fundamentals I3
CSCI 2443Computer Organization and Machine Language3
CSCI 2493Programming Fundamentals II3
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
CSCI 3053Data Structures3
CSCI 3413Software Engineering3
CSCI 3423Database Management3
CSCI 3443Digital Logic and Computer Architecture3
CSCI 3613Introduction to Algorithms3
CSCI 4313Networking and Data Communication3
Computer Science Electives
Select 12 additional semester credit hours in computer science to be selected with a computer science advisor.12
Other Requirements ( "C" or higher required)
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Electives3
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3073Matrix Methods3
or MATH 4013 Probability and Statistics
Minor - Teaching
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
Total SCHs82

All students must complete 3 semester credit hours in approved Global Perspective courses (graduation requirement).

 Not accepting new students into the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (8-12 Computer Science Certification) during the 2019-20 academic year. New Degree Plan/Curriculum Pending.

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Life/Physical Science Core3
CSCI 1423Programming Fundamentals I COSC 14363
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II MATH 13163
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
CSCI 2493Programming Fundamentals II COSC 14373
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
CSCI 3053Data Structures 3
CSCI 3423Database Management 3
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology 2
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 SCHs 14
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
CSCI 2443Computer Organization and Machine Language COSC 24253
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
CSCI 3443Digital Logic and Computer Architecture 3
CSCI Elective (Major)3
CSCI Elective (Major)3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
CSCI 3413Software Engineering 3
CSCI 3613Introduction to Algorithms 3
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
MATH 2053 (Recommended for Global Perspective Requirement)Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science 3
 SCHs 20
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
CSCI elective (Major)3
CSCI elective (Major)3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
CSCI 4313Networking and Data Communication 3
MATH 3073Matrix Methods 3
 SCHs 18
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.