In the State of California, to become a K-8 teacher, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The most common major taken for the Bachelor’s Degree is Liberal Studies (LBST).
At CSUSM we offer a great option for the B.A. in Liberal Studies for future teachers:
|Elementary Subject Matter Option (ESM)
Meets state standards for elementary teacher preparation programs
Transfer students: please look at www.assist.org (instructions) to determine the equivalent courses you may take at your community college to meet the CSUSM Liberal Studies Major requirements.*