Division of Teacher Education

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The Division of Teacher Education offers not only teacher education, but a variety of other degrees designed to provide students with skills that will lead to a meaningful career. Explore our other degrees to find the one that is right for you!

  • General Studies - Education
  • Paraprofessional Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

General Studies - Education

The General Studies - Education major introduces students to the following disciplines: education, literacy, special education, gifted and talented education, kinesiology, and health.  Students select at least four of the disciplines for a broad-based study in the overarching area of education.  The major allows for flexibility in course selection and degree design.

For a detailed list of course requirements, connect to the official General Studies - Education program plan.

 Paraprofessional Education

The Paraprofessional Education program prepares teaching assistants to work in K-12 schools in Special Education, Reading, or ENL programs.  The program articulates with the core requirements of the Elementary Teacher Education Program while providing needed coursework to improve the learning of students.  For a detailed list of course requirements, connect to the official Paraprofessional Education program plan.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies major provides students with the opportunity to major in an interdisciplinary program that can be tailored to meet unique and specific career and graduate education opportunities.  A student opting for this program works with an advisory committee to develop a coherent degree plan that includes two broadly-defined disciplinary areas of study, leading to a focused objective.

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of a Program Information Form (PIF) declaring a BA or BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Baccalaureate Degree Plan and Justification Statement attached.  All documents must be signed by the Advisory Committee and submitted to the Dean of Academic Programs for final approval.
  2. The Advisory Committee will consist of an advisor from each discipline area and a Division Chair from one of the selected discipline areas.
  3. Students will include two broadly-defined disciplinary areas in their degree plan.  While courses in a disciplinary area need not all come from a single prefix, such courses should be closely related and the student will need to justify the grouping of courses in a single area in the Justification Statement.
  4. The Justification Statement will detail the purpose of the Interdisciplinary Degree, the Learning Objectives, and the rationale for the courses selected.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 21 semester credits in each disciplinary area, and 51 credits in both areas combined (not including the capstone course).  At least 15 of the 21 credits in each disciplinary area must be in upper division course work (300-400 level).
  6. Students will complete the 3 credit capstone course, ID 450 - Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, as part of their program.
  7. Students graduate with a B.A or B.S. in Interdisplinary Studies.  The discipline areas will not display on the diploma, nor will they appear on the transcript.
  8. Selected disciplinary areas may not be used for completion of a minor.

Discipline Options

Academic disciplinary areas may be chosen from the following divisions, subject to approval by the Advisory Committee: Business, Teacher Education, Movement and Sport Sciences, Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences.

 For a detailed list of course requirements, connect to the official Interdisciplinary Studies program plan.