As the content major for ELED, SPED, IECE, and MIED, the IdLS major requires students to make three selections during the declaration process:

  • declare the major
  • and major concentration
  • and then declare your education program minor.

* If you are changing majors, you will also need to drop your current major (even if you are "undeclared").

 These selections must be made before you click "submit." To expedite your declaration process and prevent "unapproved" notifications, please view this short JMU tutorial before getting started.


This process is done through MyMadison. Select Student Center to get started and follow these four steps:

Step 1: From the dropdown menu, select Major/Minor Change. Click the magnifying glass icon and search for the BS option for Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies.

Step 2: You'll then be prompted with a dropdown menu to select a concentration for the IdLS major; options are described on the main IdLS website. Your choices will look like this.

Step 3: Next, select a minor (remember ELED, IECE, SPED, and MIED are all considered minors). Select Add Major/Minor and scroll down the list for minors in Elementary Education, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or Middle Education).

Optional Step: If you are changing majors or minors, you'll next want to select Drop Major/Minor.

Step 4: After all requests have been made, select Submit Request to submit them all at once. Keep in mind that your changes aren't instantaneous. It may take up to a week for your Student Center to reflect your changes.

You will then need to meet with an IdLS advisor to complete the process. In Maury Hall 118, Michael Moghtader or Donna Garber will review the IdLS major and concentration selection, your transcript, and assist in long-term program planning.

Finally, meet with the respective College of Education program coordinator of ELED, IECE, MIED, or SPED for a review of program and licensure requirements, College of Education application process, and Education advisor assignment.

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