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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Education

Degree Plan

Students who wish to be certified in the areas of early childhood through six grade Generalists, Bilingual Generalists, Special Education or 4th grade - 8th grade English/Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies must major in Interdisciplinary Studies and successfully complete the QUEST program. Students in the QUEST Program learn to teach with the latest research-based strategies and modern technologies from a world-class faculty. Our future teachers participate in early and continued field experiences, doing the real work of teachers in real schools. In 2007, the QUEST Program was honored as the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education by the Association of Teacher Educators.


Freshman Admissions

Freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements.

Transfer Admissions

First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .  In addition, applicants who have completed 15-29 hours of coursework need a 2.50 GPA. Applicants who have completed 30 semester hours or more must have a 2.30 GPA or higher.


UH Interdisciplinary Studies Alumni have received offers as Pre-K Instructors, Bilingual Instructors, Associate Vice Presidents of Administration, General Elementary School Instructors, Substitute Teachers, Special Education Instructors, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction Department
214 Farish Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-4950

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