Prepare to Teach with APU’s Liberal Studies Major
APU’s Liberal Studies major equips future teachers and other professionals by integrating Common Core-aligned subject matter and service-learning experiences with the application of a Christian worldview, exploring life vocation, promoting awareness of cultural diversity issues, and studying multiple curricula with emphasis in specific subject areas while fostering a holistic understanding of knowledge. In this Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, students participate in 100+ hours of teacher-oriented service-learning field experience in differing districts, allowing students to gain experience in meeting the needs of diverse populations. Students then choose one of 10 concentrations that they wish to teach: Art, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Special Education, or Spanish.
Liberal studies majors leave APU prepared to make a difference in students’ lives.
Student Portraits: Zadie Kenney
Zadie Kenney ’17 is a liberal studies major with a special education concentration. Hear how Zadie’s APU experience increased her passion for her calling.
Pathway from Education to Vocation
Download the Liberal Studies Major Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.
Is This Major Right for You?
You’re a liberal studies major if you:
- Enjoy working with children and young adults.
- Enjoy explaining ideas and concepts to others.
- Are creative and tend to think outside the box.
- Wish to go on to a teacher credentialing program or other education-related professions.
- Are invested in the welfare of future generations.
Learn more about this major.
Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential Program
Students in the B.S. in Allied Health, or B.A. in Mathematics who are interested in teaching also have the option to earn a preliminary California teaching credential through APU’s Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential Program. In just four years, including one or two summers, you can complete both your bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential that pairs with your particular subject area. Service-learning projects, field experiences, and student teaching opportunities prepare you to start a career teaching in K-12 public schools. Learn more about Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential Program.
Meet the Faculty: Tolulope Noah
Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.