Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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
General Education  and Graduation Requirements   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 must be passed with a grade of “B” or better for this Emphasis.

Required Liberal Studies Concentration - 9 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 additional units must be taken from one of the following concentrations:

1. Bilingual Authorization Concentration - 9 units


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

Special Grade Requirements: 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.

  • 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.

Complete a minimum of nine units of psychology courses, at least three of the nine units must be upper division.

4. Mathematics Concentration 9 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 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, PHYS, etc.

Complete a minimum of nine units of science courses, at least three of the nine units must be upper division. 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, PADA, PAMU, PATH, 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.

General Education and Graduation Requirements - B.A.


To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 units (21 units must be upper division), including the following General Education Requirements  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  not met within the major:

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