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Interdisciplinary Studies (Life Science, 4-8, Teacher Certification) - AS to BIS - The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) 2021-2022


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Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree


The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.

Semester I


Semester II


Semester III


Semester IV


Semester V


Semester VI


Applicable Transfer Credit Hours


This Transfer Advising Guide provides 72 college-level hours, of which 69 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Life Science, 4-8 Teacher Certification).

Note: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley does not have a maximum number of college-level transfer hours accepted towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must  complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete, but NOT core complete.

Milestone Course(s)


*** denotes Milestone Course(s).

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

AS Approved Course Requirements


º denotes an Alamo Colleges District AS Approved Course Requirement

The Associate of Science (AS) is designed to align closely with the first half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.  Students should follow the pre-major AS to BS Transfer Advising Guide for the major and university selected.  The Transfer Advising Guides are developed in conjunction with the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer.

To be awarded the AS degree at one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, students must have 9 hours of AS Approved Course Requirements not included in the 42 hours of Core Curriculum.  Please check with your advisor for assistance.

Associate of Arts in Teaching


The AAT Degree Program Texas Teacher Certification targets individuals who have a desire to enter the field of education as a teacher, school administrator, counselor, or some aspect of child/adolescent development.  Students should check with the college department, the transfer center, or the university to which they plan to transfer for additional information.

Additional information can be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/institutional-resources-programs/public-universities-health-related-institutions/transfer-resources/associate-of-arts-in-teaching/

UTRGV College of Education and P16 Special Admissions Requirements


Major Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements required for this program beyond university admission requirements. 

For teacher certification, students must apply for admission and be accepted to the teacher preparation program prior to enrolling in teacher certification courses, except for EDFR 2301 which is open to all students. Admission requirements include:

1. Junior status (60 hours toward degree plan with teacher certification) and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Sixty-hours of coursework includes core completion. Students must be core complete at time of admission. Elective courses are not included in the 60 hours. 

2. Attain minimum passing score on one of the following exams (may mix and match): 

  • THEA: Reading -260, MATH 230, Writing 240 
  • ACT or ACT-R: Composite Score of 23 
  • SAT: 1070 (Verbal + Math) 
  • TSI: Reading 351, Math 350, 340-390 on TSI Writing Placement and minimum 4 on WritePlacer essay; or 310-339 on TSI Writing Placement and levels 4-6 on ABE Diagnostic and minimum 5 on WritePlacer Essay 

Additional University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Advising Notes


Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTRGV:

  • Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTRGV, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at https://www.utrgv.edu/advising/advising-collaborative/advisor-contacts/index.htm.
  • Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTRGV requirements for this degree plan from the UTRGV Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 or visit the web site at https://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/
  • Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTRGV as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.

Using This Transfer Advising Guide with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTRGV’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTRGV. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.

The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTRGV’s requirements frequently.

Course numbers in italics are UTRGV’s course numbers.

This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog and is subject to change.

The Alamo Colleges District Advising


Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.

Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.

For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.

Release Date:


Released on January 31, 2022

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