Department of Teacher Education

Location: 202 Education Building, Phone: (409) 880-8217

Chair: Interim - Dr. Lula Henry, (409) 880-8902, 202 Education Building

Degree Coordinator

M.Ed.-Teacher Leadership - Dr. Julia Yoo, (409) 880-2127, 222 Education Building

Faculty

Professor: Andrea Karlin

Associate Professor: Lula Henry, Cristina Rios, Debra Troxclair, Vanessa Villate

Assistant Professor: Stacey Bumstead, Mamta Singh, Katherine Sprott, Freddie Titus, Julia Yoo

Instructor: Gayle Butaud

Clinical Instructor: Paula Hussey, Margaret Swope.

Undergraduate Program

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with specializations in:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Teacher Education offers the Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan for the following Core Subjects EC-6, 4-8, and Core Subjects 4-8 degree plans leading to teacher certification:

Core Subjects EC-6 – Total Min. Hours: 125
4–8 English, Language Arts & Reading – Total Min. Hours: 122
4–8 Math – Total Min. Hours: 120
4–8 Math/Science – Total Min. Hours: 126
4–8 Composite Science – Total Min. Hours: 122
4–8 Social Studies – Total Min. Hours: 122
4–8 Core Subjects – Total Min. Hours: 120
Early Childhood–12 Special Education – Total Min. Hours: 125

Secondary – Certification

Students desiring to certify in Secondary and All Levels Education earn a degree in a teaching discipline. For degree and certification advisement purposes, students should report to their major department and to the academic advisor for secondary and all levels certification in the Office of Professional Services, Room 201 in the Education Building. Twelve hours in the teaching discipline must be advanced (3000-4000 level).

Certification options for secondary and all-level certifications are listed below.

American Sign Language (Early Childhood-12) Life Science (7-12)
Art (Early Childhood-12) Mathematics (7-12)
Business Composite (6-12) Music (Early Childhood-12)
Chemistry (7-12) Physical Education (Early Childhood-12)
Dance (Early Childhood-12) Physical Sciences (7-12)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Early Childhood-12) Science (7-12)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12) Social Studies (7-12)
Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12) Special Education (Early Childhood-12)
Health (Early Childhood-12) Speech (7-12)
History (7-12) Technology Applications (7-12)
Journalism (7-12) Theatre (Early Childhood-12)
Language Other Than English (LOTE) 

For students seeking secondary certification, the following pedagogy courses are required:

PEDG 2310 Introduction to Teacher Education
PEDG 3300 Human Development and Learning
PEDG 3380 Secondary Curriculum and Methodology
PEDG 4380 Secondary Methodology and Classroom Management
READ 3326 Reading/Literacy Strategies for the Content Areas
PEDG 4620 ClinicalTeaching in the Secondary School

For students seeking all-level certification, the following pedagogy courses are required:

PEDG 2310 Introduction to Teacher Education
PEDG 3300  Human Development and Learning
PEDG 3380 Secondary Curriculum and Methodology
PEDG 4340 Managing the Early Childhood/Elementary Environment
READ 3326 Reading/Literacy Strategies for the Content Areas
PEDG 4630 ClinicalTeaching -Special

Pre-Program Requirements

Prior to enrolling in PEDG 3300, students must complete the following items:

  • Earn 45 credit hours
  • Completion of six hours of freshman level English composition courses (ENGL 1301 & ENGL 1302) with a minimum grade of C prior to enrolling in PEDG 2310
  • Completion of at least 6 hours of college level Mathematics courses inclusive of College Algebra (MATH 1314) with a minimum grade of C prior to enrolling in PEDG 2310
  • Hold an overall grade point average of 2.75 for all coursework attempted (both at Lamar University and any transfer work)
  • Pass all sections of the TSI Assessment or an accepted alternative test. Students who were exempt from this exam must take the test. Test scores are valid for five years from the date the test was taken.
  • Completion of PEDG 2310 with a minimum grade of C
  • Complete a permission form for a criminal background check
  • Submit the PEDG Initial Educator Prep Admissions Application through TK20. Students must upload a copy of a TB skin test that is less than five years old with this application
  • Payment of a one-time non-refundable $75 application fee in the Cashier's Office. The payment form can be obtained in the Education Building, outside room 201H
  • Purchase the TK20 Student Account Software ($100). Instructions for purchase and set-up of this can be found in the Education Building outside room 201H

Transfer students who took PEDG 2310 at another institution other than Lamar University will need to have an Admissions Interview conducted by the Field Experience Office prior to being admitted to the program. See Ms. Danna Perello (Education Building, Rm. 110) to have your interview scheduled ASAP.

Questions regarding this process should be directed to Megan Hale at 409-880-8902.

Graduate Program

The Department of Teacher Education offers a program leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Teacher Leadership. It is the goal of the Master of Education program to provide the academic climate and practical experience necessary to produce teachers and other specialists of superior competence in their chosen fields.

Degrees Offered

Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is a non-thesis master's degree program designed to develop instructional leaders who can carry out a vision of learning to include designing curriculum, implementing research-based instructional strategies, motivating students, using assessment for learning, and engaging the community to support learning. The program consists of 12 courses offered in a five-week distance learning format through the Lamar University Academic Partnerships program. The program can be completed in 18 months of continuous enrollment. More information about this program, including admission requirements and application procedures, can be found at http://degree.lamar.edu

The course work consists of the following:

1. Professional Core. 15 semester hours are required:
PEDG 5326 School-Community Relations
PEDG 5310 Research for Teachers
PEDG 5367 Diverse Learners
PEDG 5344 School Law for Teachers
PEDG 5327 Schools as Learning Communities

2. Academic Support Courses. 21 semester hours are required:
PEDG 5369 Cognition and Instruction
PEDG 5370 Public School Curriculum
PEDG 5371 Creative Instructional Strategies
PEDG 5374 Differentiated Instruction
PEDG 5372 Using Assessment Data to Guide Instructional Decisions
PEDG 5373 Student Expectations & Motivation
PEDG 5376 Practicing Teacher Leadership