Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certification)


The Bachelor of Science with a major in Education leads to careers as engaged, prepared, and professional educators. Students completing this degree take courses across multiple disciplines to prepare for educational careers in a variety of settings, depending on the specific degree selected. The undergraduate program requires a minimum of 120 semester hours. The specific number of hours required is determined by the degree plan selected.

B.S. in Education Non-Certification

Students selecting this degree plan will take courses to prepare them for a variety of positions in educational or community settings, including preschools, after-school service providers, community-based support agencies, and others.  Students select a concentration area based on their interests (i.e., Business Leadership, Community Informatics, and Special Populations). This degree does not lead to teaching certification.

Undergraduate Student Advising

College of Professional Education undergraduate students seeking a Bachelor of Science with a major in Education receive academic advising from the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS). The OEPS provides advising in creating and following academic plans and supports students in their pursuit of academic success. Students should schedule regular appointments with an OEPS advisor (Stoddard Hall, Room 211) to create or edit a degree plan, to receive current information regarding specific degree requirements, or to receive academic guidance and help. Because OEPS advising is by appointment only, appointment times fill quickly and students are encouraged to schedule advising appointments at least two weeks in advance. See the Office of Educator Preparation Services website for additional degree and other OEPS information.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

1: Successfully implement entry-level instructional skills in the school setting.

2: Successfully manage organizational and student behavior in the school setting.

3: Successfully implement entry-level instructional planning skills in the school setting.


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120  

Major: 60 SCH;  Concentration: 18 SCH

Program Code: EDUCATION.BS.POP  CIP Code: 13.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

Language Arts and Reading
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics3
READ 3433Literacy Foundations EC-63
or READ 3423 Literacy Foundations: 4-8
READ 4383Phonological and Orthographic Principles in Reading3
Diverse Learners
EDBE 3003Linguistics for ESL Educators3
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities3
Select 6 SCH from the following6
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Special Topics (EC-6 Science)
Sustainable Physical Science
EDUC 4903Special Topics (EC-6 Mathematics)3
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I3
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II3
Social Studies
Select 3 SCH from the following3
Special Topics (EC-6 Social Studies)
World Regional Geography
Physical Education/Health
KINS 3583Health and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents3
or HS 3373 Health Promotion for Children
Fine Arts
ECE 3573Creative Arts for Elementary School Aged Children3
or MU 3833 Essentials of Fine Arts for the Diverse Classroom
Children and Families Studies
ECE 2663Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
HDFS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
HDFS 2513Early Childhood Development3
HDFS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
HDFS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
Total SCHs60

Departmental Requirements

Global Perspectives (may be applied from core)3

Concentration Areas (select one)

Select one 18 SCH concentration area 18
Special Populations
Theories of Second Language Acquisition for ESL and Bilingual Teachers
Teaching English As a Second Language
Foundations of Bilingual Education
Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavioral Difficulties
Behavior Management Strategies for Student with Disabilities
Capstone in Educational Studies
Community Informatics
Introduction to Informatics
Big Data and High Performance Computing
Interdisciplinary Information Retrieval
Knowledge Economy
Special Topics
Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics
Business Leadership
Principles of Management
Business Leadership Strategies
Women in Leadership (Must be final course)
Capstone in Educational Studies (Must be final course)
Plus two of the following upper-level business courses
Business Law and Ethics
Business Communications
Professional Presentation Strategies
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Human Behavior in Business Administration
Diversity in Organizations
Total SCHs18

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I MATH 13503
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO2
 SCHs 15
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
KINS 3583
or HS 3373
Health and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents
or Health Promotion for Children
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Creative Arts Core3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Mathematics Core 
 SCHs 15
Second Year
EDBE 3003Linguistics for ESL Educators 3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics 3
Concentration Area Elective 3
Social & Behavioral Science Core3
 SCHs 15
HDFS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II MATH 13513
SOCI 3273
or HIST 3223
World Regional Geography
or Social Studies
Concentration Area Elective3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
READ 3433
or 3423
Literacy Foundations EC-6
or Literacy Foundations: 4-8
EDUC 4903 (EC-6 Mathematics)Special Topics 3
Select 3 SCH from the following3
Principles of Biology I Laboratory BIOL 1106 
Principles of Biology I BIOL 1406 
General Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 1111 
General Chemistry I CHEM 1311 
EDUC 4903 (EC-6 Science)
Special Topics  
Sustainable Physical Science PHYS 1415 
Concentration Area Elective3
Concentration Area Elective3
 SCHs 15
EDBE 3003Linguistics for ESL Educators 3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
HDFS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
READ 4383Phonological and Orthographic Principles in Reading 3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
HDFS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
ECE 2663Foundations of Early Childhood Education TECA 13113
ECE 3573Creative Arts for Elementary School Aged Children 3
Concentration Area Elective3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 15
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
HDFS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
SOCI 1013Introductory Sociology SOCI 13013
Concentration Area Elective3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120