Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Teacher Education

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Hours: 122-125

Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary Studies

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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 Interdisciplinary Studies 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 choices in where they teach. Texas ranked No. 38 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

Career Areas

  • Early childhood education
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Special education
  • Fine arts education
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • STEM education

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Other educational institutions