Department of Teacher Education

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

Chair: TBA

Degree Coordinator

M.Ed.-Teacher Leadership - Dr. Julia Yoo, (409) 880-8217, 202 Education Building

Faculty

Professor: Vicky Farrow, Andrea Karlin

Associate Professor: Lula Henry, Cristina Rios

Assistant Professor: Stacey Bumstead, Tanya Goldbeck, Vanessa Sikes, Monta Sing, Cathering Sprott, Freddie Titus, Julia Yoo

Instructor: Gayle Fairley, Robin McCutcheon

Clinical Instructor: Paula Hussy, Wanda Nicklebur, Margaret Swope.

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduate

Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Teacher Education offers the Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan for the following EC-6, 4-8, and EC-12 degree plans leading to teacher certification:

EC-6 Generalist – 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 Generalist – Total Min. Hours: 120
EC–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 (EC-12) Life Science (7-12)
Art (EC-12) Mathematics (7-12)
Business Composite (6-12) Music (EC-12)
Chemistry (7-12) Physical Education (EC-12)
Dance (EC-12) Physical Sciences (7-12)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (EC-12) Science (7-12)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12) Social Studies (7-12)
Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12) Special Education (EC-12)
Health (EC-12) Speech (7-12)
History (7-12) Technology Applications (7-12)
Journalism (7-12) Theatre (EC-12)
Language Other Than English (LOTE) (EC-12)

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 Student Teaching 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 Student Teaching -Special

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.

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 5366 Modification of Curriculum and Instruction for the Atypical Learner
PEDG 5372 Using Assessment Data to Guide Instructional Decisions
PEDG 5373 Student Expectations & Motivation
PEDG 5376 Practicing Teacher Leadership