Elementary Education, Special Education (Grades Early Childhood - 6th), B.S.I.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education

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 requirements

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The School of Education has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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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

School of Education Events

March 1, 2019

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April 12, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211) 
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center - Room 211

April 26, 2019

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