Liberal Studies Program
Liberal Studies offers a broad-based interdisciplinary major for students interested in careers in elementary school teaching (K-6) or for individuals who donít want a narrowly focused departmental major.
This teacher preparation program combines undergraduate subject matter with pedagogy courses in education, offering an integrated program of study. Students have the opportunity to begin their study of the classroom in their first year, and continue to develop their expertise as a teacher through multiple field experiences while completing the BA degree. Students graduate with both a BA in Liberal Studies and a Level I Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential.TRADITIONAL CREDENTIAL TRACK
This teacher preparation program is one in which students will complete only the subject matter program, receive their BA in Liberal Studies, then go on to a Teacher Preparation Credential Program, after having successfully passed the CSET(California Subject Matter Examination for Teachers). This will require an additional year to complete.ISPED (Integrated Special Education Program)
This teacher preparation program combines undergraduate subject matter with pedagogy courses in special education. Students begin taking courses in special education during the end of their sophomore year, continuing through to their graduation with both a BA in Liberal Studies and a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild to Moderate Disabilities.INTRODUCTORY MAJORS CSUB Liberal Studies offers students the opportunity to obtain a Subject Matter Authorization in three areas:
These Subject Matter Authorizations will allow students to teach Middle School being qualified to teach in grades 6-9. For additional information contact the Liberal Studies Office.NON-CREDENTIAL TRACK
Liberal Studies includes a small number of individuals who are simply seeking a broad-based college degree, and who complete the non-credential track. This major track includes General Education courses, and a range of courses in various areas in Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information or to make arrangements to see an advisor, please contact the CSUB Liberal Studies office at 661-654-3337 or consult our web site (http://www.csub.edu/libstudies/).