We have essentially to tracks for students to chooses, General Studies or Pre-teaching Track, for those interested in becoming elementary education teachers. Regardless of the track, all Liberal Studies majors will take the 8 LS-prefix courses listed in the core courses on curriculum sheets. Both tracks have the same learning outcomes, which you can see by clicking our curriculum map.
General Studies This degree program is the only one on campus that allows students to partially design their coursework based on their own multiples interests, which many of our students prefer.
Click here to download a curriculum sheet for the General Studies option (PDF). Currently, we have two pre-selected concentrations to help students interested in sustainability, community, or human services.
Pre-Teaching Students who desire to become an elementary education professional can complete this degree to study and gain the subject matter knowledge for the California State Exam for Teachers (CSET), which is required to apply to a teacher credential program. The test preparation approach makes these options more restricted in courses than General Studies. Currently, these are the four options:
- Pre-credential - Graduate with a Liberal Studies degree then attend a credential program.
- Bilingual Pre-credential - Graduate with a Liberal Studies degree then attend a credential program with a bilingual emphasis.
- BA Credential - Graduate with a Liberal Studies degree and a teaching credential
- Bilingual BA Credential - Graduate with a Liberal Studies degree and a teaching credential with a bilingual emphasis.