Students in the B.A. in Liberal Studies program will:
- Develop their own philosophy of education based on their understanding of ethical and worldview theories.
- Be able to integrate principles of Christian faith and learning into a variety of subject matter.
- Be able to integrate a variety of multicultural perspectives into their assessment of student needs.
- Demonstrate subject-matter competence by passing the CSET.
- Be able to apply the Kolb learning model to their experience resulting in college-level learning from experience.
- Use their understanding of their strengths, learning styles, and temperament to assess K–6 student needs.
- Analyze problems, assess information representing a variety of perspectives, and present solutions through skillful oral and written communication.
- Demonstrate the value of collaborative learning by participating in group projects within the cohort.
Graduates of the liberal studies program:
- Increase their understanding of human development, strengthen their communication skills, and gain an acute sense of self that serves the student well, both personally and professionally.
- Become more marketable and gain job security.
- Gain the potential to increase their current salary.
- Become eligible to enter a teaching credential program, including those offered at APU.*
- Can soon begin teaching in their own classroom by enrolling in APU’s unique Intern Credential Program.*
*Applies only to students seeking certification in the state of California. Students seeking credentials in other states must comply with that state's department of education requirements.