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Elementary Education

Multidisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education 
Major Requirements


To fulfill the requirements of the Multidisciplinary Studies major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of these courses also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • BIO 110 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • 1 course from the following: COM 101 Public Speaking, COM 204 Oral Interpretation, COM 220 Intercultural Communication
  • ECO 210 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 301 Foundation of Literacy Development
  • ED 310 Reading and the Language Arts (Grades PK-2)
  • ED 311 Reading and the Language Arts (Grades 3-6)
  • ED 357 Teaching Social Studies and Creative Arts
  • ED 358 Teaching Mathematics and Science
  • ED 452 Managing the Classroom #
  • ED 460E Student Teaching #
  • 1 course from the following: EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World, EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages, EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment, EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism, EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II
  • EN 211 Principles of Language
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • EN 351 Literature of Childhood and Adolescence
  • 1 course from the following: FA 121 Music History I, FA 122 Music History II, FA 201 Introduction to Art History, FA 202 Introduction to Art History II
  • GEO 201 Introduction to Geography
  • HI 203 Western Civilization I
  • HI 210 History of the U.S. to 1877
  • HI 211 History of the U.S. since 1877
  • HI 325D Virginia History: The Old South
  • MA 121 Introduction to Problem Solving
  • MA 124 History of Elementary Mathematics
  • MA 127 Applied Elementary Geometry
  • MDS 480 Senior Seminar
  • PSC 103 Introduction to the Physical Sciences
  • POL 104 American Government
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • One (1) Science elective
# ED 452 and ED 460E must be taken at the same time.