Liberal Studies is an excellent choice for students who desire a career as an elementary school teacher and other education related fields. Teaching is a career wherein improving young minds, developing strong curriculum, and building innovative school systems can be measured for generations to come.
124 Units | Bachelor's in Liberal Studies
The traditional B.A. program incorporates current core curriculum courses and content specific courses to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) expectations for a Liberal Studies major
139 Units | Four Year Degree
The accelerated ITEP Pathway integrates a Bachelor of Arts degree with a preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential by combining the study of academic subject matter for elementary school teaching with professional preparation and student teaching.
The Elementary Education Minor consists of 21 units of coursework in the Liberal Studies Department. The Minor includes coursework that focuses on important educational topics, such as, technology in the classroom, students with special needs, and multicultural education. 12 units must be completed at Vanguard University.
Engage in hands-on K-12 classroom experience working with children from culturally diverse communities.
Get connected with our student organizations: Pi Lambda Theta Honors Society and Teachers of Tomorrow Club.
4 Year Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
Accelerate your ability to earn your Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential compared to the traditional 5 years.
Rich Learning Environment
In-class experience features group presentations and teaching demonstrations preparing you to become a teacher.
Students and faculty forge mentoring relationships that extend beyond the classroom, providing job networking.
Connection with many financial grants and scholarships to support your education like the federal.