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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.A. Teaching and Learning Emphasis - 120 units


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Summary of Units:

Required Core Courses 73-76
Required Supporting, General Education Course 3
Required Concentration Courses 9-11
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   30-35
Total Units 120

Requirements for the Teaching and Learning Emphasis - 85-90 units


These units include General Education, Liberal Studies Core, Concentration, and Capstone courses. Three of the six units of the American Institutions Requirement and 36-39 units of General Education are included in the Core for the Teaching and Learning Emphasis.

Required Core Courses - 73-76 units


1. Reading, Language, and Literature - 15-18 units


8. Capstone - 3 units


Required Supporting, General Education Course - 3 units


Required Liberal Studies Concentration - 9-11 units


Minimum nine additional units must be taken from one of the following concentrations.

1. Bilingual Authorization Concentration - 9-10 units


The Bilingual Authorization Concentration will help prepare students for the Bilingual Authorization examination leading to bilingual certification. 

For the Liberal Studies major, there is no individual concentration course grade requirement. However, all courses must be completed with a grade of C+ or better to be counted towards a Bilingual Authorization.
Once you are in a Credential Program, you will take two additional credential-level courses, EDML 563 and EDML 564 to obtain a waiver to take any examinations for bilingual authorization.

2. Chicana/o Studies Concentration - 9-10 units


The Chicana/o Studies Concentration will be useful for students with an interest in Chicana/o heritage.

3. History and Social Science Concentration - 9 units


The History and Social Science Concentration will be of particular interest to students wanting to focus on the history and social science disciplines, and will be good preparation for anyone wanting to teach social studies in middle school.

Consider choosing one Upper Division Interdisciplinary General Education (UDIGE) course (numbered 330-349 or 430-449).

  • HIST 300 - The Historian's Craft Units: 3
  • Any upper division History course Units: 3
  • Select one upper division course from Anthropology, Economics, or Political Science Units: 3

4. Human Development and Psychology Concentration - 9 units


The Human Development and Psychology Concentration will be useful for students with an interest in issues of human development and will help build a strong background for working with students in the classroom.

Three Upper Division Psychology Courses - 9 units

Consider choosing one Upper Division Interdisciplinary General Education (UDIGE) course (numbered 330-349 or 430-449).

Substitution of a community college course for one upper-division requirement in the Concentration may be possible. Check with a Faculty Advisor.

5. Mathematics Concentration - 9-10 units


The Mathematics Concentration will be useful for students with an interest in Mathematics and Science and will help build a strong background for teaching Math.
Students should meet with a faculty advisor from Mathematics to design their Mathematics Concentration. With the right expert advice from a mathematics faculty advisor, it may be possible to complete enough courses to qualify for a Foundational Mathematics Minor to teach middle school.

Required Course - 3 units

Select two approved courses - 6-7 units

Suggested mathematics courses may include: (Check with the Mathematics Faculty Advisor).

MATH 150  Calculus I (GE: B3; prerequisite: MATH 105  ) Units: 4

May choose either MATH 201 or MATH 202:

  • MATH 201  Elementary Statistics (GE: B3) Units: 3
  • MATH 202  Biostatistics (GE: B3) Units: 3

MATH 230  Logic (GE: A3, B3; Strongly encouraged if critical thinking requirement has not been met) Units: 3
MATH 330  Math and Fine Arts (GE: B3; UDIGE) Units: 3

Lower-division courses in this Concentration may be substituted with transferable community college courses. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to identify the courses that may be used to meet the Concentration requirements.

6. Physical Education and Health Concentration - 9 units


The Physical Education and Health Concentration will be of use to students with an interest in sports, kinesiology and physical development.

Select from the following Courses - 9 units

Students must take a minimum of nine units; at least three of the nine units must be upper division. (Consider choosing two upper division courses; one of the courses should be an Upper Division Interdisciplinary General Education (UDIGE) course (numbered 330-349 or 430-449).

Lower-division courses in this Concentration may be substituted with transferable community college courses. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to identify the courses that will be used to meet the Concentration requirements.

7. Reading, Language and Literature Concentration - 9 units


The Reading, Language and Literature Concentration will be helpful for students with an interest in literature and communication, and will help build a good background for teaching language arts.


Students must take a minimum of nine units; at least three of the nine units must be upper division. (Consider choosing two upper division courses; one of the courses should be an Upper Division Interdisciplinary General Education (UDIGE) course (numbered 330-349 or 430-449).

Students must take one class from each domain.

Domain 2: Non-Written and Written Communication - 3 units

Select one course from the following:

8. Science Concentration - 9-10 units


The Science Concentration is designed to provide depth of study in the general area of science and to prepare a future teacher to specialize in science teaching. Students are strongly encouraged to take courses from at least two different disciplines, e.g., BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, and PHYS, etc.

Science Courses - 9-10 units

Students must take a minimum of nine Science units: at least three of the nine units must be upper division; at least one of the courses must have a laboratory component. (Consider choosing two upper division courses; one of the courses should be an Upper Division Interdisciplinary General Education (UDIGE) course (numbered 330-349 or 430-449).

Lower-division courses in this Concentration may be substituted with transferable community college courses. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to identify the courses that will be used to meet the Concentration requirements.

9. Special Education Concentration - 11 units


The Special Education Concentration will be useful for students with an interest in issues Disabilities and Education. It will help build a strong background for working with students who have disabilities in the classroom.
Substitution of a community college course for one upper-division requirement in the Concentration may be possible. Check with a Faculty Advisor.

Required Courses - 8 units

The courses listed below are prerequisites for the Education Specialist Teaching Credential Program:

10. Visual and Performing Arts Concentration - 9 units


The Visual and Performing Arts Concentration will be useful for students with an interest in any aspect of the arts and will help build a strong background for teaching the arts.
Students must take a minimum of nine units from Visual and Performing Arts, e.g., ART, PA, PAMU, PATH, PADA, etc. or any GE category C1 course - at least three of the nine units must be upper division. (Consider choosing two upper division courses; one of the courses should be an Upper Division Interdisciplinary General Education (UDIGE) course (numbered 330-349 or 430-449).

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements - 30-35 units


To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional Lower Division A-E (GE) Requirements not met within the major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE), courses are numbered 330-349 and 430-449. Six units may be within the major, 3 units must be outside the major (C or better grade)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade); Spanish is recommended
  • American Institutions Requirement; need POLS 150  , U.S. History included in major
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

Notes


Note: MATH 101  is a prerequisite to MATH 208 .

(Must satisfy General Education categories A3 (UNIV 210  is recommended) and C2 if not satisfied through concentration).

Students are strongly encouraged to take  EDUC 510 , EDUC 512 , and EDUC 522  as electives since these courses are prerequisites for admission to the CI Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential Program.  Note: Students receiving Financial Aid should enroll in any prerequisites before completing 120 units to ensure eligibility for grant support.

Recommended to take one of the following writing courses:  ENGL 251  , ENGL 330  , or ENGL 478  .

Program Maintenance Requirements:  In order to remain in the Teaching and Learning Emphasis, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.00 or better, with no course grades lower than a “C.”

Special Note: Students who plan to enter a teaching credential program in California will be required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.67 OR a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 units of their baccalaureate degree to be eligible for admission to the post-baccalaureate credential program.

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