The liberal studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that adds some foundational elements of K–8 subject-matter preparation and practical field experience to any student’s major course of study. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop a teaching philosophy and acquire basic subject-matter knowledge in five to seven different content areas with an understanding of diversity and culture in a classroom setting. This may provide some preparation for substitute teaching and lesson planning.
Students work closely with an advisor in both major and minor fields in order to create an organized on-campus study. Liberal studies minors must maintain a C or higher in all courses credited toward their minor. Note: The minor does not prepare the student for the subject-matter exam, currently CSET. Additional studying is required in order to pass the exam and move forward with obtaining a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential.
|Liberal Studies Minor Requirements||22-23 units|
EDLS 300Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12
EDLS 300LIntroduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12 Lab
EDLS 405Diversity in the Classroom***
|Subject-matter Electives||15-16 units|
|Select five of the following:|
ART 310Fundamental Art Experiences*
BIOL 400Science and Children
ENGL 434Children's Literature**
MATH 201Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers
MUS 432Music in the Elementary Schools
PE 450Physical Education in Elementary Schools, K-6
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.