Graduate and Professional Studies provides a variety of program choices for working adults looking to build on their education and to enhance their career opportunities.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree was instituted to allow working adults to pursue teaching certification.
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies major and professional education programs at Tusculum College is to prepare teachers who are committed to excellence in education and who are confident in their abilities to assume leadership as educa- tors and citizens in the communities where they live and work.
To this end, the program continues the Collegeís 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 nationís next generation of citizens.
The programs are open to students who are preparing for licensure in Elementary/Early Childhood 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 on Fridays and Saturdays or on two weekdays in an accelerated schedule designed to accommodate the candidatesí 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.