Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Teacher Education

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on teacher education, leads to a degree in teaching your chosen discipline. Through this degree program, you will achieve Texas teacher certification as an EC-6 generalist, 4-8 specialist, EC-12 specialist, or EC-12 special education teacher.

Why Study Teacher Education at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Lamar University prepares you for a teaching career as a journey of lifelong learning that you can instill in your own students. We focus on content knowledge, content proficiency, strategies, communication skills and analytical skills to help you become the most knowledgeable teacher possible with access to the most current educational trends, methodologies, and technologies. Our interdisciplinary degree lets you choose your own area of concentration based on your interests and strengths.

Career Paths

Texas is currently experiencing teacher shortages in Elementary and Secondary Bilingual/ESL, Career and Technical Education, Computer Science/Technology Applications, Mathematics, Science, and Elementary and Secondary Special Education. Teachers in these fields will have a broad range of choice in where they teach. Texas ranked 38th in the nation for teacher salary in 2013, with the average in-state being $48,110, though the median salary for Texas teachers, according to the BLS, is higher. The Texas Education Agency determines minimum salary schedules for educators statewide; it dictates that first-year teachers must be paid at least $28,080, and teachers with 20 or more years of experience must be paid at least $45,510.

Primary Careers

Certified Texas Teacher

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameDr. Dorothy Sisk
Faculty Member NameDr. Freddie Titus
Assistant Professor
Faculty Member NameDr. Debbie Troxclair
Associate Professor
Faculty Member NameDr. Vanessa Villate
Associate Professor