Why Interdisciplinary Studies 6-8 Middle School at APSU?
In this department, you will have the opportunity to interact in classes with peers who are pursuing similar licenses and with instructors who have been classroom teachers, principals, and curriculum supervisors. All of our professional educators have had extensive classroom teaching experience. Throughout your educational program, you will have the opportunity to work in public schools during field placements with classroom practitioners on various levels and in varied settings. The College of Education at Austin Peay State University has an enduring reputation for training teachers. Our programs and courses offer an intimate setting with the sophistication of a global nature regarding the interaction opportunities that you will have with fellow students.
What Will I Learn?
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life. Organizations and honor societies in which students can engage are..coming soon
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects
What Do Interdisciplinary Studies: K-6 Majors Do After Graduation?
Graduates are employed in elementary, middle, and high school settings as well as government agencies and in the non-profit sector.