The programs in the Department of Teacher Education prepare educators for a changing world by requiring as outcomes general education, pedagogical content knowledge, content proficiency, pedagogical strategies, communication skills, values, and analytical abilities. Critical thinking is required for responding to the diverse needs of P-12 students in myriad and changing settings.
Lamar University educator preparation candidates also develop dispositions and habits of mind needed for "self-learning" and "life-long learning" that will equip them to encounter problems and change with confidence.
BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
Teacher Education offers this undergraduate degree for the following plans leading to teacher certification:
4–8 English, Language Arts & Reading
4–8 Composite Science
4–8 Social Studies
EC–12 Special Education
GraduateMaster of Education 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.