Jul 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

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


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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Requirements 47
Upper Division Requirements 43
Capstone 3
Required Concentration Courses 9-10
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   17-18
Total Units 120

Special Grade Requirement:

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

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.

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


Lower-division courses 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 concentration requirements.

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

1. Bilingual Authorization Concentration - 9-10 units


This concentration will help prepare students for the Bilingual Authorization examination leading to bilingual certification. 

All courses in this concentration 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


This concentration will be good preparation for anyone wanting to teach social studies.

  • HIST 300 - The Historian's Craft Units: 3
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    Complete two courses, one each from two different disciplines:

    • Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, or Sociology
    • Consider choosing an Upper Division General Education Area B (UDGE-B) course

3. Human Development and Psychology Concentration - 9 units


This concentration will help build a strong background for working with students in the classroom.

4. Mathematics Concentration 9-10 units


This concentration will help build a strong background for teaching Mathematics.

Students should meet with a Mathematics Faculty Advisor to design their Mathematics Concentration. With their advice, it may be possible to complete enough courses to qualify for a Foundational Mathematics Minor  to teach middle school.

5. Reading, Language and Literature Concentration - 9 units


This concentration will help build a good background for teaching language arts.

6. Science Concentration - 9-10 units


This concentration will prepare future teachers 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.

Complete 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 three units; one can be four units. Consider choosing one Upper Division General Education Area B (UDGE-B) course.

7. Visual and Performing Arts Concentration - 9 units


This concentration will help build a strong background for teaching the arts.

Complete a minimum of nine units from visual and performing arts, e.g., ART, PA, PAMU, PATH, PADA, etc. or any GE Area C1 course - at least three of the nine units must be upper division, but consider choosing two upper division courses; one of the courses may be an Upper Division General Education Area B (UDGE-B) course.

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements


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

  • Additional lower division GE Area A-E requirements not met within the major
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Language Requirement (C- or better grade)
  • Multicultural Perspectives (MP) Mission Pillar Requirement
  • Nine units of Upper Division General Education (UDGE) courses, one each in Areas UDGE-B, UDGE-C, and UDGE-D
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation 

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