Education Department

For a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, students are required to complete 120 semester credit hours: 36 credits in general education, 36 credits in education core courses, and 48 credits in concentration core courses including electives.

The program offers students pursuing a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education three concentrations to choose from: Mathematics, English Language Arts/Reading, and Elementary Education.

Degree Requirements

The Department of Education provides students with a high-quality education that enables them to prepare curricula, design and deliver instruction with state-of-the-art instructional technology, communicate with parents and students, and effectively manage classrooms based on knowledge of human development, learning environments, and cognitive and behavioral models. Our graduates will also develop appropriate content knowledge and skills with an ability to recognize ethical issues in their professions.

  • COMM 1311 Fundamentals of Communication
  • ENGL 1311 Comp. & Rhetoric I
  • ENGL 1312 Comp. & Rhetoric II
  • MATH 1311 College Algebra
  • GEOL 1411 Earth Science/or
  • PHYS 1411/or
  • CHEM 1411/or
  • BIOL 1411
  • PHIL 1311 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  • ARTS 1311 Art Appreciation
  • ETHC 1211 Professional Ethics
  • HIST 1311 U.S. History I/or HIST 2312/orHIST 2313
  • 6 credits form this list: GOVT 2311/or GOVT 3312/or ECON 2311/or ECON 2312/or PSYC 2311/or SOCI 2311/or GEOG 2312
  • COMP 1314 Computer Literacy and Application
  • EDUC 2311 Introduction to Teaching Profession
  • EDUC 2312 Learning Theories and Development
  • EDUC 2314 Reading in Content Areas
  • EDUC 3314 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 3315 Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • EDUC 3316 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
  • EDUC 3317 Education in Culturally Diverse Environments
  • EDUC 4318 Education of the Exceptional Children
  • EDUC 4320 Issues in Secondary Schools – Reform, Law and Ethics
  • EDUC 4321 Measurement and Assessment in Education
  • COMP 1314 Computer Literacy and Application
  • ENGL 2314 Introduction to Literature
  • MATH 1313 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 2314 Calculus I
  • MATH 2315 Calculus II
  • MATH 2316 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 2317 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 3318 Geometry and Trigonometry in Mathematics Education
  • MATH 3319 Statistics and Probability
  • MATH 3320 Differential Equation

Electives including Mathematics Electives

  • MATH 3326 Introduction to Number Theory
  • MATH 3327 Integrating Technology in Math Education
  • MATH 4322 Teaching Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • MATH 4324 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • ENGL 2315 Survey of British Literature I
  • ENGL 2316 Survey of American Literature I
  • ENGL 2318 Survey of American Literature II
  • ENGL 2319 Survey of World Literature
  • ENGL 2325 Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL 3317 Survey of British Literature II
  • ENGL 3320 Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • ENGL 3322 Studies in Linguistics and History of the English Language

Electives, including English electives

  • ENGL 3323 English Grammar and Syntax
  • ENGL 3326 Literary Theory and Criticism
  • ENGL 4324 Methods of Teaching English in Secondary Schools
  • ENGL 4327 Special Topics
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • Elective V


Program Objectives

Objectives of Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education are to develop student knowledge and skills in

  1. Designing instruction and assessment to promote student learning
  2. Creating a Positive and Productive Classroom Environment
  3. Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment
  4. Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities
  5. Content/pedagogical content


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in education degree program has seven student learning outcomes (SLOs). Five of these student-learning outcomes are related to education core courses and two of them are related to concentration courses.

A graduate of the program will:

  1. Compare/contrast and apply human development and learning theories
  2. a. Design curriculum and instructional materials, and
    b. Implement them in their profession
  3. Integrate relevant technologies into education
  4. Create positive learning environments by demonstrating professional classroom management and communication skills
  5. Recognize responsibilities and ethical issues related to their profession
  6. Develop content knowledge in their concentration
  7. Improve pedagogical content knowledge in their concentration