This is a unique program that provides graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Brandman’s School of Arts and Sciences and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the School of Education. As a result, the curriculum takes an integrated approach by combining undergraduate and graduate level coursework with field experience. It prepares individuals to teach all subjects in a self-contained K-12 classroom, including English Language Learners. The program aligns with CCTC Teacher Performance Expectations, Common Core and other state standards.
In addition to Integrated California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, Brandman offers an alternative, more general emphasis in Multiple Subjects Teaching for the B.A. in Liberal Studies Program.
* Only Available to California Residents
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
NOTE: Students may not be eligible for this emphasis based on previous coursework taken. Admission decisions are determined by the School of Education.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Applicants must possess a grade point average of 2.75 (GPA) in all prior college-level coursework. The grade point average that determines admission is based solely on work at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions.
Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees
All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.
The following courses must be passed with a letter grade of "C" or higher: LBSU 250, LBSU 403, ENGU 420, ENGU 450, NSCU 302, NSCU 304, MATU 206, MATU 207, ARTU 450, LBSU 310, HISU 358, HISU 360, HISU 372, and EDUU 350. The following courses must be passed with a letter grade of “C+” or higher: PSYU 323, EDUU 551, EDUU 513 and EDUU 514. Courses in the BA Liberal Studies program may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements, as appropriate.
Credential courses EDUU 510, EDUU 511, EDUU 512, EDMU 520, EDMU 521, EDMU 523, EDMU 524, EDMU 525, EDUU 544, and EDUU 545 must be passed with a letter grade of “B-“ or higher. A grade of “C+” or lower is considered unacceptable and the course must be repeated. Candidates need to have completed all credential coursework maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Education Foundations (9 credits)
|LBSU 250||Education and Society in the 21st Century||3|
|EDUU 551||Educational Applications of Computers||3|
|LBSU 403||Liberal Studies Multiple Subjects Capstone||3|
Subject Matter Courses (42 credits)
English/Language Arts (6 credits)
|ENGU 420||Language Development & Acquisition||3|
|ENGU 450||Literature of Children & Young Adults||3|
Natural Science (6 credits)
|NSCU 302||Life Science||3|
|NSCU 304||Earth & Physical Science||3|
Mathematics (6 credits)
|MATU 206||Math for Elementary School Teachers I||3|
|MATU 207||Math for Elementary School Teachers II||3|
Visual & Performing Arts (6 credits)
|ARTU 450||Creativity & The Visual Arts||3|
|LBSU 310||Music, Movement & Drama: The Human Expression||3|
History & Social Science (9 credits)
|HISU 358||United States History & Democracy||3|
|HISU 360||World History & Geography||3|
|HISU 372||California History||3|
Child Development/Health & PE (9 credits)
|PSYU 323||Child Development||3|
|EDUU 350||Teaching & Learning||3|
|*EDUU 513||Student Health & Safety||2|
|*EDUU 514||Physical Education for Elementary Teachers||1|
Credential Courses (
|*EDUU 510||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|*EDUU 511||Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling||3|
|*EDUU 512||The Art & Craft of Teaching||3|
|*EDMU 520||Literacy & Language in K-8 Classrooms I||3|
|*EDMU 521||Literacy & Language in K-8 Classrooms II||3|
|*EDMU 523||History/Social Science & Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms||3|
|*EDMU 524||Teaching & Learning Mathematics in K-8 Classrooms||3|
|*EDMU 525||Teaching & Learning Science in K-8 Classrooms||3|
|*EDMU 583||Direct Teaching I: Elementary School and EDUU 545 Student Teaching Seminar II||3|
|*EDUU 544||Student Teaching Seminar I||2|
|*EDUU 545||Student Teaching Seminar II||2|
|Total Degree Credits||85|
* Students in the BA Liberal Studies program, regardless of class level, are allowed to enroll in required 500 graduate level courses without Dean approval.