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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching. We focus on teacher education from an interdisciplinary and social justice perspective. We offer a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels that will help you reach your professional goals. The centers and projects in our department including La Plaza de Lectura/Reading Place, TEAM (Teacher Education Autism Model), and the San Antonio Writing Project provide opportunities to service the community and participate in research. Our department also houses several student organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi, IDS Ambassadors, Council for Exceptional Children, International Literacy Association, and a chapter of Autism Speaks. These organizations will engage you in civic responsibility and will help you make long lasting friendships as a Roadrunner!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Paul Schutz, Interim Chair

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, you need to apply for the Interdisciplinary Studies or IDS Degree. You can contact our Teaching Advising Center for more information at (210) 458-4424 or

If you are interested in our master's programs, please contact Molly Miller, Student Development Specialist at We offer six different degree programs, including:  

If you are interested in our Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, please contact our Graduate Advisor of Record, Dr. Iliana Alanis at We offer five different cognates: Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Instructional Technology, Literacy Education and Special Education.