About the B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies
Communication Literacy Requirement
Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
Communication Literacy courses for the Multidisciplinary Studies major are EDEL 3300 , EDEL 4000 ; and EDLL 3352 .
About the Elementary EC-6 Certification: ESL Specialization
Students wishing to become certified as an elementary generalist with additional certification in English as a second language (ESL), will seek a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies with a specialization in ESL. Students will learn skills/strategies necessary to work with children whose first language is not English. It is not necessary to speak a language other than English to become ESL certified. Students will complete four semesters of professional education work with field experience in elementary and ESL classrooms.