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Liberal Studies

Offerings: Bachelor

Course Description

The Liberal Studies Department offers two options for students interested in pursuing a career in K-8 teaching. The Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Option (ESM) and the Integrated Teacher Education Program Option (ITEP) are designed specifically for future K-8 teachers and meet the California Standards for Multiple Subject Matter Preparation Programs. The curriculum for the ESM and ITEP Options has been approved as a Waiver Program by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This means that students who finish all degree requirements for the ESM and ITEP options, earn a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and graduate, will not need to take the Multiple Subject California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) I-III.

To learn about the difference between the two Options, please watch the video below and read the requirements listed in the Catalog; if you have questions, contact Liberal Studies by visiting our Department Website.

 


College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABSS)

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