Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies — a program intended to lead to teaching certification in Texas. The College of Education offers prospective teachers a well-designed program that is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. It provides multiple opportunities for field experience in public schools through a collaborative Professional Development School model and an option to become certified for ESL or bilingual education along with a grade-level and/or content-area focus.

Elementary Education

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies, which is a program intended to lead to teaching certification in Texas. Programs for teaching Early Childhood through Grade 6 are offered in the following certification areas: Core Subjects with Bilingual Supplemental Certification, Core Subjects with ESL Supplemental Certification, and Core Subjects with Special Education EC-12 Certification.

 

Middle School Education

Programs for teaching Grades 4 through 8 are offered in the following certification areas: English Language Arts/Reading with ESL, Mathematics with ESL, Science with ESL, and Social Studies with ESL.

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science with a major in interdisciplinary studies (with EC-6 or 4-8 teacher certification) develops highly qualified teachers through a rigorous curriculum with high standards. District administrators report that our graduates are as prepared in their first year of teaching as second- and third-year teachers.