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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

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


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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Requirements 44
Upper Division Requirements 43
Capstone 3
Required Concentration Courses 9-10
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   20-21
Total Units 120

Special Grade Requirement:

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all major courses.

Requirements for the Teaching and Learning Emphasis - 99-100 units


These units include General Education, Liberal Studies Lower Division and Upper Division Requirements, Concentration, and Capstone courses. Six units of the American Institutions Requirement and 36-39 units of General Education are included in the Teaching and Learning Emphasis.

Upper Division Requirements - 43 units


Select one from the following:

Required Supporting, General Education Course - 3 units


Capstone - 3 units


The capstone course or project (LS 490 or LS 499) must be passed with a grade of “B” or better for the Teaching and Learning Emphasis.

Required Liberal Studies Concentration - 9-10 units


Nine to ten additional units must be taken from one of the following areas:

Bilingual Authorization (9-10), History and Social Science (9), Human Development and Psychology (9), Mathematics (9-10), Physical Education and Health (9), Reading, Language and Literature (9), Science (9-10), Special Education (9), Visual and Performing Arts (9)

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. 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.

Required Course - 3 units

Select two courses, one each from two different disciplines - 6 units:

Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology

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

3. 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.

4. 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 Mathematics.

Students should meet with a Mathematics Faculty Advisor to design their Mathematics Concentration. With 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 from the following - 6-7 units

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

Select 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 course from each domain.

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

Select one from the following:

7. 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.

Select 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; two of the courses must be 3 units; one can be 4 units (Consider choosing one 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.

8. Special Education Concentration - 9 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 lower-division community college course for one upper-division requirement in the Concentration may be possible. Students should work with their Faculty Advisor to identify the courses that may be used to meet the Concentration requirements.

9. 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.

Select 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 - 20-21 units


To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements .  All GE and Graduation requirements should be met within major except for the following areas:

  • Additional Lower Division A-E (GE) Requirements not met within major - 6-8 units
    • Any GE Area A3: Critical Thinking course Units: 3-4 (UNIV 210 recommended)
    • Any GE Area C3a: Language course Units: 3-4 (C or better grade; Spanish recommended)
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation - 12-15 units

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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