Liberal Studies B.A.
|Core Curriculum Requirements||45-49|
|Core Major Requirements||64|
Liberal Studies Major
The Liberal Studies program outlined below incorporates current core curriculum courses as well as additional content specific courses to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) expectations for a Liberal Studies major.
|EDUC-100||Introduction to Education||3|
|EDUC-220C||Researched Writing for Liberal Studies Majors 1 2||3|
|EDUC-250||Intro to Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDUC-315||Teaching in a Multicultural Setting||3|
|EDUC-326||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|EDUC-330||Integrating Technology in Classroom Teaching||3|
|EDUC-499C||Senior Capstone in Liberal Studies||3|
EDUC-220C Researched Writing for Liberal Studies Majors satisfies one Core Curriculum English requirement.
Required for the CSET Waiver
|Select six units from the following 3-unit courses:||6|
|Language Acquisition in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms|
|Psychological Foundations of Education|
|Introduction to Special Education|
Non-Liberal Studies Requirements
|Visual and Performing Arts (a minimum of 10 units)|
|ART-330||Art Techniques for Teachers||3|
|EDUC/THEA-213||Foundations of Dance for Elementary Teachers||1|
|EDUC/THEA-242||Pedagogy/Practice in Theatre for Youth||3|
|MUSC-337B||Music for Elementary Schools||3|
|English/Social Science/Human Development (a minimum of 12 units)|
|HIST-356||History and Geography of California||3|
|KINE-435||Physical Ed for Elem Schools||3|
|MATH-120||Math for Elementary Teachers||3|
|Science – 3 labs required (a minimum of 12 units) 2|
|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
|Additional Courses Required for Credentialing|
|ENGL-453||Language, Culture, and Linguistics||3|
Satisfies Core Curriculum Science requirement
|A minimum of 12 units||12|
Students must choose an emphasis from one of the following areas: Biological Science, Communication, English Literature, Early Childhood, English Writing, History and Political Science, Kinesiology (PE), Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology, Special Education, and Theatre Arts. As a capstone experience to the emphasis, each senior Liberal Studies student will participate in a portfolio/performance/ demonstration assessment. Contact the Liberal Studies Department for details.
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.
For a list of courses that have been identified as EMS Waiver Courses, please contact the Liberal Studies Department.
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