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Minors/Pre Professional Programs
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Special Education
Course Listings (note section numbers)
Welcome to Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

IdLS is the required content-area major for Inclusive Early Childhood (birth – 3rd grade), Elementary (PK-6th grade), and Middle Grades (6th - 8th grade) undergraduate pre- professional programs. It is the recommended content-area major for Special Education (K-12th grade).

IdLS for Inclusive Early Childhood, and Elementary. Students in these pre-professional programs take the IdLS Core. The IdLS Core includes all General Education requirements, and is constructed to meet Virginia teacher competencies. Students also pick two areas of concentration at the upper level.

IdLS for Special Education. Students in this pre-professional program take the IdLS Core. The IdLS Core includes all General Education requirements, and is constructed to meet Virginia teacher competencies. Students also pick two areas of concentration at the upper level. Students concentrating in Humanities & Social Sciences may take any track, although Track 7 is designed particularly for Special Education students.

IdLS for Middle Grades. Students in this pre-professional program take a modified Core that includes General Education requirements. Students also pick two areas of concentration at the upper level.

IDLS Stories
Chesapeake Bay

IDLS 395 Field Experiences in the Chesapeake Bay

As part of their IDLS 395 class, students visited Smith Island and the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to get a better understanding of the environmental, geological, historical, social, political and economic issues related to the Chesapeake Bay and gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the interrelated issues that affect the environmental and economic health of the Bay.

Field students

Field Experiences for IDLS 400 Students

Spring 2015 brought exciting and eye-opening experiences to Professor Erica Cavanagh's IDLS 400 class of the what, why, and how we eat and who the stakeholders are in the process of getting that food in our hands and to our tables.  

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