Program Overview

The Liberal Studies degree requires a broad-based liberal arts experience. Four of the five Liberal Studies emphases are designed to satisfy pre-teaching credential requirements. These emphases prepare students for passage of the subject matter examination that candidates must pass in order to receive a credential required to teach in grades K-6 in the public schools. Because the Liberal Studies teacher preparation emphases prepare students for a state licensed credential, requirements may be changed by state mandate at any time.

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Use the Links to the right to learn more about each different emphasis

Are you wanting to pursue a degree in Liberal Studies? Use the chart below to learn more about which emphasis is right for you. 

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Liberal Studies Emphases

Each one of the links below will take you to a short description of the Liberal Studies Emphasis. For further information, please call the LIberal Studies Offices at
(661) 654-3337.

Traditional

IBEST

ISPED

Subject Matter Authorization

Non-Teaching