Integrative Studies Degree Programs

EDPR Undergraduate Minor

Educational Careers (BSEd)

Overview: The Integrative Studies Educational Careers concentration, a non-licensure concentration, does not require admittance to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), It does, however, require a 2.25 grade point average, C- or better in all courses in the major, and 45 upper-division hours for graduation. This concentration is designed for undergraduates who wish to work in the schools with students in a non- teaching role. This concentration will prepare students to become behavior specialists, registered behavior technicians (RBT®), paraprofessionals, and educational assistants. This degree also equips a student with content knowledge desired for a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and/or a related field.

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Admissions: Apply as an undergraduate student and choose Integrative Studies: Educational Careers as your major. Current UofM students may change their major to Integrative Studies: Educational Careers beginning Fall 2024.

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Dr. Laura Casey

Laura Casey, PhD

Educational Careers Coordinator
Email | 901.678.1160



Youth Development (BSEd)

Overview: The Integrative Studies: Youth Development Undergraduate concentration (Bachelor of Science in Education) is an authentic, cutting-edge program designed collaboratively with the COE's non-profit partners. This non-licensure program will provide students who are interested in serving in non-profits and educational support structures with a dedicated course of study, practicum, internship and a path to a career. Students in the Integrative Studies: Youth Development concentration will take specialized courses focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and gain real-world experience to work with youth in non-school settings.

The Youth Development concentration was designed in collaboration with local Memphis non-profits to impact youth in the Memphis community by providing a knowledgeable, equity-minded, skilled workforce.

This concentration also gives COE students opportunities to work in organizations beyond schools.

Other benefits include:

  • Cohort-style model
  • Internships and Practicums providing real-world work experience
  • Courses focused on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Relationships with non-profits
  • Learning to work as an advocate and positively impact children and youth in the city of Memphis

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Admissions: Apply as an undergraduate student and choose Integrative Studies: Youth Development as your major. Current UofM students may change their major to Integrative Studies: Youth Development.

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Beverly Cross, PhD
Youth Development Coordinator
Email | 901.678.4965

Secondary Education - Math Concentration (BSEd)

The objectives for a BSEd in Integrative Studies/Secondary Math are (a) to understand how learning occurs, how students construct knowledge and acquire skills, and knows how to provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development and (b) to prepare highly qualified math teachers grades 6-12 through intensive clinical experiences.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics you will teach
  • Work collaboratively with mathematics and education faculty
  • Learn how to teach effectively in urban schools
  • Spend a full year “in residence” in a local school (observing, tutoring, and teaching)
  • Earn a teaching license upon successful completion of the program

Join us if you want to learn how to teach students mathematical concepts as well as procedures.  Our classes in secondary mathematics education are closely aligned with constructivist theories of learning, we believe that students learn by actively doing mathematics instead watching mathematics.  As our students learn how to teach mathematics they learn that context matters—mathematics is not a neutral subject it is culturally based.

We are dedicated to preparing diverse mathematics educators to serve diverse, historically marginalized populations.  We do this by teaching our secondary mathematics teacher candidates about cultural identities and histories; focusing on social justice and equity; and carefully linking theory and practice.  With built in support from our mathematics education faculty, the program goals are realized via careful, deliberate placements with successful mentor teachers serving high needs students.

Courses: View Course Catalog >

Admissions: Apply as an undergraduate student > and choose Integrative Studies: Secondary Math as your major.

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Dr. Celia Anderson
Celia Anderson, PhD
Secondary Math Coordinator
Email | 901.678.5759