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Liberal Studies Major

Liberal Studies Major Requirements


The Liberal Studies program that is outlined below incorporates content specific courses to meet the California Teaching Credential expectations for a Liberal Studies major. In addition to the Core Curriculum, students must take the following courses:

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English: Language, Literature, and Composition a minimum of 9 units

EDUC 220C Researched Writing for Liberal Studies Majors: 3 units

ENGL 340 Children’s Literature: 3 units

ENGL 453 Language, Culture, and Linguistics: 3 units

Mathematics/Computer Science is a minimum of 6 units

MATH 120 Math for Elementary Teachers: 3 units

EDUC 330 Integrating Technology into Classroom Teaching: 3 units

Science a minimum of 12 units

BIOL 100 Fundamentals of Biology: 4 units

PSCI 215 Fundamentals of Earth Science: 4 units

PSCI 216 Fundamentals of Physical Sciences: 4 units


Visual and Performing Arts is a minimum of 10 units

ART 330 Art Techniques for Teachers: 3 units

MUSC 337B Music for Elementary Schools: 3 units

THEA 242 Pedagogy and Practice in Theater for Youth: 3 units

THEA 213 Dance for Elementary Teachers: 3 units

Social Science is a minimum of 6 units

HIST 356 History and Geography of California: 3 units

POLS 155C United States Government: 3 units

Human Development is a minimum of 6 units

KINE 435 Physical Education for Elementary Schools: 3 units

EDUC 320 Developmental Psychology: 3 units

Professional Requirements and Prerequisites a minimum of 10 or 12* units

EDUC 100 Introduction to Education: 3 units

EDUC 250 Introduction to Early Childhood: 3 units

EDUC 315 Teaching in a Multicultural Setting: 3 units

EDUC 499C Senior Capstone Seminar: 3 units


EDUC 342 Language Acquisition in Diverse Classrooms: 3 units

EDUC 344 Psychological Foundations of Education: 3 units

EDUC 346 Introduction to Special Education: 3 units

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