This new major encompasses a program of study designed to prepare students to become science educators. Although designed primarily for students who desire to teach at the elementary level, it will also provide preparation for those who are interested in becoming science educators for museums, nature centers, aquariums, zoos, and similar organizations. Methods, approaches, and practices involved in teaching science to elementary-age children are provided through coursework in UMW’s College of Education.
This program is designed to provide students with in-depth exposure to one area of science, broad exposure to at least one additional area of science, a background in mathematics, and exposure to other areas that will strengthen their pedagogy (e.g. engineering/design, museum studies, digital storytelling.)
Students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Science Studies major must also enroll in the undergraduate Education coursework required for students enrolled in the 5-year, Master of Science (M.S.) in Elementary Education program
Check out details of the Interdisciplinary Science Major in the Current Academic Catalog.