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
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
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.
Education Foundations (9 credits)
|LBSU 250||Education and Society in the 21st Century||3|
|EDUU 413||Education Applications of Computers||3|
|LBSU 403||Liberal Studies Multiple Subjects Capstone||3|
|Subject Matter Courses (42 credits)|
|ENGU 420||Language Development and Acquisition||3|
|ENGU 450||Literature of Children and Young Adults||3|
|NSCU 302||Life Science||3|
|NSCU 304||Earth and Physical Science||3|
|MATU 206||Math for Elementary School Teachers I||3|
|MATU 207||Math for Elementary School Teachers II||3|
|Visual & Performing Arts|
|ARTU 450||Creativity and the Visual Arts||3|
|LBSU 310||Music, Movement and Drama: The Human Expression||3|
|History and Social Science|
|HISU 358||United States History and Democracy||3|
|HISU 360||World History and Geography||3|
|HISU 372||California History||3|
|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|
* 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.