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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Department of

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Dr. Scott Paulson, Director​
Dr. Steve Baedke, Area Director for Mathematics, Science and Technology
Phone: (540) 568-5260
Email: paulsosa@jmu.edu
Location: Maury Hall, Room 118
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/idls

G. F. Linder

Associate Professors
M. Chamberlin, P. Frana, K. Wright

Assistant Professors
J. Mangan, M. Schmitt-Harsh, J. Walker

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IDLS) is the undergraduate major for students pursuing teaching licensure in inclusive early childhood education (early childhood education, preK-3 and early childhood special education, birth to five), elementary education (PreK-6), middle grades education (6-8) and special education (K-12). The IDLS major meets Virginia teacher competencies by providing breadth and integration across the content areas of English and language arts, history, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences and technology.

IDLS requirements vary by education program, as outlined in this section. Students declaring the IDLS major must also declare one of the teacher education programs listed. Detailed information on teacher education programs is in the College of Education  section of this catalog.

In the unusual circumstance that a student exits the education licensure pre-professional program late in his/her college career, the IDLS director may permit the student to complete the IDLS degree with the addition of an appropriate minor.


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