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Instructional Training and Design B.S.

An undergraduate degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Instructional Training and Design is available.

The Instructional Training and Design program also offers an avenue for individuals desiring a dual major or a minor. In addition to completing the coursework for the Career and Technology teacher certification, it is possible for the individual to complete a second major or minor in areas such as Industrial Technology, Business, Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, etc. This allows individuals to leave the university environment with preparation to either teach or enter industry at the management level.

The major is composed of a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours incorporating elements of professional education and technical content, plus thirty to thirty-six semester (30-36) hours of Career and Technology coursework transferred in from another institution. The major consists of a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours composed of professional teacher education courses and a second major or minor in an area such as Industrial Technology, Business, Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Criminology.

The major prepares graduates for a career as a secondary teacher, as well as Business/Industrial Trainers. Teacher preparation program for secondary Cooperative and Pre-Employment Laboratory teachers leading to provisional certificates are provided as follows: Career/Technical Health Science Technology; Career/Technical Office Education; Career/Technical Trade and Industrial Education and Career/Technical Occupational Investigation.

Courses required for these certification programs may be included in the major. However, in most cases, the professional teacher certificate cannot be secured prior to the completion of two years teaching experience in an approved secondary-level program. Approval for entrance into teaching and eventual certification is not based on coursework and degrees alone, but includes such factors as work experience in the occupation to be taught. Some certification programs may be completed at a graduate level. Students interested in securing approval and/or certificates to teach in a career and technology field should contact the Center for Career and Technology Education faculty in the Department of Educational Leaership for additional information and assistance.

Required courses in major (24 sh)
  • TDEV 410 - Utilizing Effective Instructional Techniques
  • TDEV 411 - Managing the Instructional Environment
  • TDEV 423 - Leadership Applications for Career and Technology
  • TDEV 425 - Human Relations for Career and Technology Teachers and Business/Industrial Trainers
  • TDEV 427 - Developing Instructional Resources
  • TDEV 448 - Designing and Evaluating Curriculum
  • TDEV 450 - Practicum
  • TDEV 479 - History and Principles of Career and Technology Education
Second Major or Minor (27sh)
Required support courses (6 sh)
  • ETEC 424 - Integrating Technology into the Middle/Secondary Curriculum
  • SOC 310 - Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
  • or

  • PSY 310 - Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
SUGGESTED CURRICULUM OUTLINE (B.S.)
Freshman
  • US Soc/Behav Sci, 3 sh
  • US Vis/Perf Arts, 3 sh
  • Electives, 6 sh*
  • US PE Activity, 2 sh
Total (29 sh)
Sophomore
  • US Science, 8 sh
  • US Humanities, 3 sh
  • Second Major, 6 sh
  • Electives, 3 sh*
  • PSCI 2301 - Principles of United States and Texas Government
  • PSCI 2302 - United States and Texas Government: Institutions and Policies
  • SPC 1315 - US - Fundamentals of Speech
  • or

  • SPC 1321 - US - Business and Professional Speaking
  • SED 200 - Schools, Community, and Society
Total (32 sh)
Junior
  • Second Major, 6 sh
  • Electives, 3 sh*
  • TDEV 410 - Utilizing Effective Instructional Techniques
  • TDEV 411 - Managing the Instructional Environment
  • TDEV 427 - Developing Instructional Resources
  • TDEV 448 - Designing and Evaluating Curriculum
  • ETEC 224 - Computer Literacy
  • ETEC 424 - Integrating Technology into the Middle/Secondary Curriculum
  • SOC 310 - Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
  • or

  • PSY 310 - Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
Total (30 sh)
Senior
  • Second Major, 12 sh
  • Electives, 12 sh*
  • TDEV 423 - Leadership Applications for Career and Technology
  • TDEV 425 - Human Relations for Career and Technology Teachers and Business/Industrial Trainers
  • TDEV 479 - History and Principles of Career and Technology Education
Total (33 sh)
Total Semester Hours: 121
Note

*May be applied toward teacher certificate. Have certification office prepare a deficiency plan. Or may be applied toward second major.

Second Major or Minor (27 semester hours)
Required support courses (6 semester hours)
  • ETEC 424 - Integrating Technology into the Middle/Secondary Curriculum
  • SOC 310 - Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations
  • PSY 310 - Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations