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Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Generalist Certification

These programs prepare teachers for all subjects from kindergarten to 8th grade. 

  • K - 6 Generalist Degree
    Students interested in the Early Childhood - Grade 6 Generalist degree plan in the Interdisciplinary Studies major have selected a broad based plan including Texas teacher certification. Their certificate will allow them the option of teaching preschool through the sixth grade in a public school environment.
  • Middle School (4-8) Generalist Degree
    Students interested in the Grade 4 - Grade 8 Generalist degree plan in the Interdisciplinary Studies major have selected a broad based plan including Texas teacher certification. The certificate will allow students the option of teaching any grade level fourth through the eighth grade in a public school environment.
  • 4 - 8 English, Language Arts, and Reading Degree
    This plan is for individuals who want to focus their teaching on English and the Language Arts in a middle school setting.

Dual Certification

These programs offer dual Generalist Certification in special areas.

  • EC - 6 ESL Generalist Degree
    Advantages of ESL certification: (1) Faced with an ever-growing population of English language learners, school districts are looking for more and more ESL teachers every year. (2) You could receive an annual stipend of at least $500 in some school districts. (3) You could teach abroad, in such countries as Mexico, France, Spain, China, and Japan, where there is always a shortage of qualified ESL teachers.
  • EC - 6 Bilingual Generalist Degree
    Bilingual Education and ESL focus on the development of competencies related to effective Bilingual and ESL Education in EC-6 and 4-8 classrooms, including emphasis on foundations of Bilingual and ESL Education, second language theories and practices, developing literacy in first and second language acquisition, native language instruction, techniques for assessing academic achievement, and linguistics for educators.
  • EC -6  Special Education Generalist Degree
    Students who successfully complete this degree program and pass the TExES examinations will be considered a highly qualified teacher as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004 and No Child Left Behind for both general and special education preschool through 6th grade.
  • 4 - 8 ESL Generalist Degree
    Advantages of ESL certification: (1) Faced with an ever-growing population of English language learners, school districts are looking for more and more ESL teachers every year. (2) You could receive an annual stipend of at least $500 in some school districts. (3) You could teach abroad, in such countries as Mexico, France, Spain, China, and Japan, where there is always a shortage of qualified ESL teachers.
  • 4 - 8 Bilingual Generalist Degree
    Advantages of Bilingual certification: (1) Your job is secure, as the demand is higher than the supply. (2) You could receive an annual stipend of up to $4,000 in some school districts. (3) There is a wide variety of places to work, such as language schools, private schools, international agencies, and non-profit organizations.
  • 4 - 8 Special Education Generalist Degree
    Students who successfully complete this degree program and pass the TExES examinations will be considered a highly qualified teacher as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004 and No Child Left Behind for both general and special education 4th through 8th grade.

Certification by Subject

Masters Degrees

Doctoral Degree

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