BA in Liberal Studies with Multiple Subject Teaching Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Multiple Subjects Teaching

This program exposes potential educators 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.

Program Overview

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 or other elementary school instructional options. Students examine education from a variety of perspectives, explore child development as it relates to learning and teaching, and conduct applied research projects. 

  • Courses are aligned with Common Core and other state standards.
  • Multiple subjects include: language arts, natural sciences, mathematics, visual and performing arts, history, human development, physical education and health.
  • Students are introduced to the range of school options, including public, private, charter and home-schooling.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

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.

Active Military?

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.

Education Foundations (9 credits)

LBSU 250 Education and Society in the 21st Century 3
EDUU 551 Education Applications of Computers 3
LBSU 403 Liberal Studies Multiple Subjects Capstone 3


Subject Matter Courses (42 credits)


English/Language Arts

ENGU 420 Language Development and Acquisition 3
ENGU 450 Literature of Children and Young Adults 3
Total credits 6


Natural Science

NSCU 302 Life Science 3
NSCU 304 Earth and Physical Science 3
Total credits 6



MATU 206 Math for Elementary School Teachers I 3
MATU 207 Math for Elementary School Teachers II 3
Total credits 6


Visual & Performing Arts

ARTU 450 Creativity and the Visual Arts 3
LBSU 310 Music, Movement and Drama: The Human Expression 3
Total credits 6


History and Social Science

HISU 358 United States History and Democracy 3
HISU 360 World History and Geography 3
HISU 372 California History 3
Total credits 9


Child Development/Health and PE

PSYU 323 Child Development 3
EDUU 350 Teaching and Learning 3
*EDUU 513 Student Health and Safety 2
*EDUU 514 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 1
Total credits 9


Total Credits



* Students in the BA Liberal Studies program, regardless of class level, are allowed to enroll in required 500 graduate level courses without Dean approval.

NOTE: Teacher Credential Programs: A California Multiple Subject 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 a multiple subject credential must make formal application to the School of Education. See your program advisor for information about the requirements and procedures for applying to the multiple subject credential program.

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