BA, Liberal Studies, Multiple Subjects Teaching

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Multiple Subjects Teaching

This program exposes students to a comprehensive range of academic disciplines, including subjects most commonly taught in California elementary schools. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Multiple Subjects Teaching allows students to personalize their academic pathway to enhance career growth. It is also designed to prepare graduates for teaching credential or graduate studies in the field of education.

In addition to Multiple Subjects Teaching Brandman offers an alternative emphasis in Culture and Media Studies for the B.A. in Liberal Studies program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Constitutional Governance: Demonstrate a foundational understanding of modern American constitutional governance.
  • Multiculturalism: Evaluate the effects of multiculturalism in society.
  • Child Development: Understand and apply the major theories of child development.
  • Analysis: Analyze different viewpoints and support one point of view.

*Only Available to California Residents

Admission Requirements

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:

  1. Completed application package.
  2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
  3. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 32 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 300 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

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  
Total Credits 36


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.)



Total Credits 45


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.

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