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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Social Science & Secondary Education, BA

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Please see catalog section on applying for TEP Admission processes  and other program requirements for additional information. The Interdisciplinary Social Science Major enables teachers to teach multiple subjects in secondary schools. The UMW Department of Education strongly recommends that candidates seek licensure in more than one subject area (by combining one teaching major with at least one other teaching major or minor) to increase their hiring options. The Modern History Major is recommended. A Coaching Option is also available with any teaching major, but does not lead to licensure.

Credit Requirements

General Education: 32 Credits

General Education 

Highly Recommended General Education Courses

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Major: 52 Credits

ISS & Secondary Education Double Majors must take the Modern History Minor and the Government Minor, modified slightly (as indicated below) to accommodate certification requirements.
Select 1 course/4 credits from the following

Any 300-400 level HSTA/HSTR course 4 Credit(s)
Select 1 course/4 credits from the following


Select 1 Capstone option from one of the selected Minors

  • HPSS rubrics 494 - Seminar/Workshop 4 Credit(s)
  • HPSS rubrics 498 - Internship 4 Credit(s)
  • HPSS rubrics 499 - Senior Project/Thesis/Capstone 4 Credit(s)


Student Teaching: 8-12 Credits


Choose elective credits from any college-level catalog courses to bring degree total to 128.

ISS and Secondary Education Total Credits: 128

Additional ISS and Secondary Education Degree and Course Information

Technology Requirement: Before registering for EDU 371   students must have earned a passing score on the Information & Technology Literacy Exam, or at least a B- on either COMS 115   Computer Basics for Educators (4 credits) or CAPP 131   Basic Microsoft Office (4 credits).

Students in an internship program (e.g. Class 5 teachers) will substitute EDU 498 - Internship  for EDU 495S  . Consult with the Director of Field Experiences to determine appropriate number of credits.

Current certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED for adults, children and infants is required for all education majors prior to student teaching.  ECP 100   is recommended to fulfill this requirement.

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