Elementary Education, Special Education (Grades Early Childhood - 6th), B.S.I.S.
About this Program
The elementary education program with a specialization in special education leads to a Texas state teaching certificate, allowing holders to teach all subjects in a special education or traditional learning environment in early childhood education through the 6th grade.
The elementary special education program provides students extensive training through field-based observation, as well as opportunities to gain experience from tutoring or assistant teaching. To best prepare for a career in the classroom, special education majors often prepare and deliver unit presentations in class.
Students seeking a special education certification will complete 60 hours of upper-level study compiled from professional education courses like Principles and Practices of Education and field-specific classes such as Instructional Strategies in Special Education.
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree (B.S.I.S.) is a 124-semester hour degree designed to prepare students for a career as an elementary or middle school teacher. The degree integrates University degree requirements with the State’s teacher certification requirementsView Degree Plan
The School of Education has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.View Faculty
Organizations - Kappa Delta Pi
- Kappa Delta Pi is an active chapter of the national honor society for education students.
- To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be an education major.
- Students take part in events such as workshops and conferences, books sales, and have access to grants and scholarships through the society.
- Elementary Education Teacher
- Middle School Teacher
- Pre-School Teacher
- Special Needs Teacher