Individually Designed B.S.Ed.
The Individually Designed Major (IDM) B.S.Ed., is for self-motivated students interested in studying the fields prioritized in the College of Education and Social Services: education, social work, and human development and family science. The Individually Designed Major is an interdisciplinary program of studies that gives students opportunities to explore and develop various academic interests, equity questions and commitments, and programs, policies, and processes that shape our communal and individual experiences. Students connect CESS courses with university-wide courses to create a major unique to their academic interests that are not met through existing UVM programs. Students may, with permission, include graduate level courses as part of their program. An application and proposal for the IDM are required, and must be approved prior to declaring the major. First year students wishing to pursue the CESS Individually Designed Major may enter as Undeclared, and then work collaboratively with the CESS Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and the IDM Program Coordinator to develop their proposal and course sequence for their application during their first two semesters in the college. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education (non-licensure). All students who participate in an individually designed major must complete a minor or certificate. No more than 6 credits may overlap between the major, minor or certificate.
120 total credits are required to complete the B.S.Ed.
|SWSS 1020||Foundations of Social Work||3|
|HDF 1050||Human Development||3|
|or HDF 1600||Family Context of Development|
|ECLD 1560||Lang Policy Issues,Race&Sch||3|
|EDFS 1020||School and Society||3|
|EDFS 3090||Intro to Research Methods||3|
|or EDFS 3991||Internship|
|EDSS 3010||Individually Designed Capstone||3|
Or alternative Upper Level course with permission of Program
|SELF-SELECTED INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR COURSES 1||30|
At least 12 of the 30 credits must be at the 2000-level or above. At least 3 credits must come from an applied experience, such as travel courses, service learning or a practicum. IDM students must also complete a minor or a certificate.