The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree was instituted to allow working adults to pursue teaching certification.

Teaching Licensure in:

  • Elementary, K-5

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies (Teaching Licensure) major and professional education programs at Tusculum is to prepare teachers who are committed to excellence in education and who are confident in their abilities to assume leadership as educators and citizens in the communities where they live and work.

To this end, the program continues Tusculum’s focus on civic and intellectual development of the students, while fostering the skills, knowledge and habits of character vital to those involved in the education of the nation’s next generation of citizens.

The programs are open to students who are preparing for licensure in Elementary Education and can be supplemented with other courses for students who wish to add on other licensure areas. Sharing the same innovative framework as Tusculum’s other successful programs for working adults, students in the program will take one course at a time in a collaborative atmosphere open to adult learning styles.

The courses are delivered via two classes, one night a week in an accelerated schedule designed to accommodate the candidates’ many responsibilities and time demands. This format allows adult learners to complete the last 67 semester hours in 16 major and professional education courses in approximately 18-20 months.

The courses in this major are designed with practicum experiences to allow students to have interactive activities with students in the classroom setting prior to student teaching.