Welcome to Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

Changes are coming to the IDLS major!

Starting Fall 2019 incoming first-year students interested in becoming licensed Virginia state teachers declare four new majors designed to equip them with a teaching license in Elementary Education, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Middle Education. For more information about these programs, please contact your JMU first-year advisor or the respective department head in the College of Education!

Future revisions to the current IDLS major and a new Liberal Studies minor are coming and will be available soon in the JMU 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and on this webpage. Please check back in the months to come for updates.

Currently enrolled IDLS majors pursuing the 5-year licensure program will continue to follow the program information published in the catalog year corresponding to their JMU admission date.

Questions? Please contact one of our IDLS administration staff.

The IDLS program equips classroom teachers with appropriate subject-area knowledge to work with young students in Virginia schools. Our curriculum 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.

Spring 2020 Approved Concentration Courses

Spring 2020 Concentration Coures: PLEASE READ

If your attempt to enroll in a course has been blocked (red "X"), 

  • you may lack prerequisites listed on the course section page (click the section link by the course for this information)
  • you have not secured permission from the instructor to enroll in the course section
  • the department has limited initial enrollment to just their majors and will open up seats when the "open enrollment" period begins for all non-majors.

In any case, if you're interested in the course, email the instructor directly for override permission. Except for IDLS courses, neither the IDLS office nor your academic advisor may open up seats in other departments' courses.

Spring 2020 Humanities & Social Sciences Concentration Courses 

Track 1 |  Track 2Track 3 |  Track 4 |  Track 5 | Track 6  |  Track 7     

Spring 2020 Math/Science/Tech Concentration Courses 

M/S/T List

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