Interdisciplinary Studies, 4th - 8th Grade

The degree shown on this page is the daytime, residential degree offered at our main Longview campus. If you would like to pursue this degree in an accelerated format online, at our Longview Campus or at our Houston Educational Center, click here.

Do you want to make a difference as a schoolteacher in the state of Texas but need a degree? Earn your teacher education certification and degree from one of Texas' top schools of education, LeTourneau University.

Our sequenced, professional development program includes extensive preparation for state testing requirements, as well as field and student teaching experience. For your four field experience practicums, you will be placed in a variety of elementary, middle and/or junior high school classrooms.

The population of Texas is on the rise, which means the need for highly qualified teachers is increasing. With a growing Hispanic population, teachers who are bilingual and/or ESL certified are in high demand.

Each Interdisciplinary Studies, 4th-8th Grade Certification student must choose one of three concentration options:


A Quality Teacher Education Program

  • 100% of LeTourneau University students who took the 2012 State Board of Educator Certification test successfully passed the examination.
  • The LeTourneau School of Education accounts for approximately 16% of the total yearly state certifications.
  • LETU students won Texas Student Teacher of the Year awards two years in a row in 2013 and 2014.


Interesting classes you'll take

  • Teaching the Middle School Student
  • Applications of Technology
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Human Growth and Development

To learn more about course requirements, view the course catalog.


What can you do with this degree?

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher*
  • ESL Teacher*
  • Child Care Director

* With certification

Further Certifications/Minors

Students may add any or all of the following to their degree program:

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