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.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the BA degree program in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences & Secondary Education is to establish an integrated, multidisciplinary foundation of both broad-based liberal arts knowledge and skills and content preparation to become a social studies educator.
- Graduates possess written and oral communication skills necessary to demonstrate problem-solving and technological skills consistent with the objectives of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Major.
The graduate outcome for the BA degree program in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is assessed through the graduation/exit survey, alumni survey, feedback from internship supervisors, review of collected student- generated exhibits over time, and program self-study and/or reports from external reviews. The professional education outcomes are assessed by the Education Division. The assessment plan for the BA degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is available through the department.