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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Killeen, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University Central Texas prepares students to pursue teaching careers within elementary (early childhood), middle school (secondary), or special education (all-levels).
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Program faculty are experts in their field(s) with many dedicated years of experience and are committed to your long-term success. 

Texas A&M Central Texas maintains relationships with regional schools and districts, to provide lifelong learning opportunities through clinical teaching and a variety of field experiences to prepare you for real-world application. 

The Interdisciplinary Studies program boasts a high placement and employment record. With high pass rates on state exams, students who graduate from A&M-Central Texas are sought after in the region, and include award-winning teachers.

The goal of the Teacher Education Program is to develop teachers who:

  • Possess appropriate knowledge and abilities in specific content areas or teaching fields.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and other professionals.
  • Apply the principles of instructional planning in the development of curriculum.
  • Use effective teaching practices.
  • Formally and informally evaluate student performance and use results of such assessment in the instructional decision-making process.
  • Promote critical thinking and participatory citizenship.
  • Are skilled in the use of instructional technology.
  • Are proficient in mathematical skills.
  • Operate within the legal guidelines and uphold the ethics of the teaching profession.
  • Demonstrate concern for students’ general welfare. 
  • Are committed to continued professional growth and development.

Career Opportunities

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Special Populations
  • Families, School, & Community
  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Concepts of Elem Math 
  • Principles of Health and Fitness for Children
  • Mathematics Instruction for Classroom Teachers

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA overall or in the last 60 hours
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA in degree major and concentration
  • Completion of a minimum of 9 SCH (12 SCH for secondary) in concentration for the degree plan
  • No grade lower than a “C” in the degree major and concentration courses
  • Demonstration of basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative
  • Demonstration of content mastery with a score of 80% on Certify Teacher (EC-6 must score 80% on every subject)
  • Successful completion of professional interview measuring knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude with a combined minimum score of 45

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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