Liberal Studies B.A. Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

The ITEP Pathway integrates a Bachelor of Arts degree with a preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential by combining the study of academic subject matter for elementary school teaching with professional preparation and student teaching. Students must complete VU Core Requirements, Liberal Studies Program Requirements, and Teaching Credential Program Requirements to graduate via the ITEP pathway. This program follows standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and is an approved Elementary Subject Matter Waiver Program. ITEP is specifically designed for undergraduates who have decided relatively early (no later than Spring semester of Sophomore year) to pursue an Elementary School teaching career. Application process is required. Contact the Liberal Studies Department for more information.

Core Curriculum Requirements45-49
Education Course Requirements 118
Visual and Performing Arts Requirements 110
English/Social Science/Human Development Requirements 116
Science Requirements 112
Multiple Subject Credential Requirements 126
Areas of Emphasis Requirements 112
Total Units139-143

 Education Course Requirements

EDUC-100Introduction to Education3
EDUC-220CResearched Writing for Liberal Studies Majors 1 23
EDUC-315Teaching in a Multicultural Setting3
EDUC-326Child and Adolescent Development3
EDUC-330Integrating Technology in Classroom Teaching3
EDUC-499CSenior Capstone in Liberal Studies3
Total Units18

 Visual and Performing Arts Requirements

ART-330Art Techniques for Teachers3
EDUC/THEA-213Foundations of Dance for Elementary Teachers1
EDUC/THEA-242Pedagogy/Practice in Theatre for Youth3
MUSC-337BMusic for Elementary Schools3
Total Units10

English/Social Science/Human Development Requirements

ENGL-340Children's Literature3
ENGL-453Language, Culture, and Linguistics3
KINE-435Physical Ed for Elem Schools3
EDUC-356Curriiculum Methods in Elementary School Social Studies1
MATH-120Math for Elementary Teachers3
POLS-155CAmerican Democracy3
Total Units16

 Science Requirements2

Fundamentals of Biology for Non-Majors
and Fundamentals/Biology for Non-Majors Lab
Fundamentals of Earth Science
and Fundamentals of Earth Science Lab
Fundamentals of Physical Science
and Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab
Total Units12

 Multiple Subject Credential Requirements

EDUC-409Foundations in Teaching for Multiple Subject2
EDUC-419English Language Arts in Elementary Classrooms for Multiple Subject3
EDUC-423Instructional Design and Specific Pedagogy for Multiple Subject4
EDUC-425Early Supervised Fieldwork for Multiple Subject4
EDUC-437Curriculum Unit Planning for Multiple Subject2
EDUC-442CalTPA Cycle 10.5
EDUC-443CalTPA Cycle 20.5
EDUC-486Clinical Practice Seminar for Multiple Subject2
EDUC-487Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Multiple Subject8
Total Units26


Students must choose an emphasis from one of the following areas: Biological Science, Child Development, Communication, English Literature, Early Childhood, English Writing, History and Political Science, Kinesiology (PE), Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology, Special Education, and Theatre Arts. Students must take a minimum of 12 units. 

VU Bachelor's Degree Programs provide Four Year Plans for students to reference as a checklist while they monitor their own progress through a program. The Plans are intended to present a well organized path through the program, as well as to illustrate options for flexibility when warranted. Refer to the footnotes for additional information about courses listed in particular years and/or terms.