This program exposes students to subjects most commonly taught in California elementary schools including language arts, natural sciences, mathematics, visual and performing arts, history, human development, physical education and health. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Multiple Subjects Teaching is designed to provide the undergraduate preparation needed for entry into post-baccalaureate multiple subject credential programs. Courses are aligned with Common Core and other state standards.
In addition to the general Multiple Subjects Teaching emphasis, Brandman also offers the more streamlined Integrated California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential Emphasis for the B.A. in Liberal Studies. This unique pathway combines undergraduate coursework from the School of Arts and Sciences with graduate-level coursework from the School of Education's Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program.
*Only Available to California Residents
Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.
Prospective students intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents to do so.
Prospective students must submit the following:
Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees
All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.
A. Multiple Subjects Core Requirements:
|ARTU 450||Teaching the Visual Arts||3|
|EDUU 413||Student Health and Safety||2|
|EDUU 414||Physical Education in the Elementary School||1|
|EDUU 451||Educational Applications of Computers||3|
|ENGU 450||Literature of Children and Young Adults||3|
|ENGU 471||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|HISU 372||California History||3|
|LBSU 310||Music, Movement and Drama||3|
|LBSU 402||Ways and Rhetoric of Knowing||3|
|MATU 206||Math for Elementary School Teachers I||3|
|MATU 207||Math for Elementary School Teachers II||3|
|PSYU 323||Child Development||3|
|POSU 110||Introduction to American Politics||3|
|or POSU 343||Constitutional Government|
|or POSU 344||Constitutional Rights|
B. Depth of Study Concentration: (9 credits)
Choose one area of concentration from the following:
1. Language Arts:
|Literature (English or other language) 200 level or higher
Advanced writing 200 level or higher
|COMU 315||Intercultural Communications||3|
2. Social Science:
|SOCU 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Choose one course from the following:
HISU 105, 200, 304, 306, 316, 317, 319, 323, 337, 355 and POSU 324 and 325
|Choose one additional upper division United States history or Political Science course.||3|
3. Early Childhood Education:
|Choose nine credits from Early Childhood Education courses:
ECED 300, ECED 301, ECED 302, ECED 303, ECED 304, EDUU 325, EDUU 326, ECED 330. (These may be transferred in. ECE courses must be eligible for CSU/UC transferability.)
NOTE: Teacher Credential Programs: A California Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist teaching credential requires both proof of subject matter competence — i.e. passing score on the appropriate CSET and CBEST — and completion of an approved credential program. Students seeking one or more of the teaching credentials must make formal application to the teacher credential program. See your program advisor for information about the requirements and procedures for applying to the appropriate teacher credential program.