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 four concentrations to choose from Elementary Education, English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, and Physical Education.
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.
Objectives of Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education are to develop student knowledge and skills in
- Designing instruction and assessment to promote student learning
- Creating a Positive and Productive Classroom Environment
- Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment
- Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities
- 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:
- Compare/contrast and apply human development and learning theories
- a. Design curriculum and instructional materials, and
b. Implement them in their profession
- Integrate relevant technologies into education
- Create positive learning environments by demonstrating professional classroom management and communication skills
- Recognize responsibilities and ethical issues related to their profession
- Develop content knowledge in their concentration
- Improve pedagogical content knowledge in their concentration