The Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies major (LAIS) is designed for students pursuing a career as elementary or special education teachers.
Get a strong foundation of content knowledge in four core academic disciplines (English, math, science, and social studies) plus advanced coursework in professional studies. Be well prepared for successful teaching experiences.
Get your degree online
Most courses required for LAIS are available online. Hybrid classes in pedagogy strengthen your preparation for teaching and meet several times a semester, during nights and weekends, in your region. Practicums and a semester-long student teaching experience add real-world experience to your online coursework.
You can fast-track your path to a LAIS degree with MBU’s generous transfer policy: up to 36 credits (12 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System can count towards major requirements.
Cost and Financial Aid
A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.