B.A. in Liberal Studies with Integrated Credential

Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities education specialist credential in a total of four years.

In this program, students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities education specialist credential in a total of four years. Full program details and requirements are available on the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program page of this catalog.

Requirements

Liberal Studies Major Requirements
COMM 111Public Communication 13
FFL 121Fitness for Life: Dance for the Theater 22
MATH 110College Algebra 33
BIOL 101Biology and Society 44
ENGL 111Studies in Literature 53
HIST 121World Civilizations Since 1648 63
PHYC 115Physical Science for Teachers3
PHYC 125Earth Science Concepts and Applications3
THTR 115Introduction to Theater 7, F3
HIST 201World Civilizations and Geography to 16483
HIST 338History of California3
ENGL 402Principles of Language3
Core Requirements 8
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession K-12 9
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession (7-12) 9
HIST 202United States History to 1930 103
MATH 201Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers3
PSYC 290Human Growth and Development 113
ART 310Fundamental Art Experiences 73
BIOL 400Science and Children4
EDLS 405Diversity in the Classroom 123
EDLS 495Foundations of Education Capstone 133
EDLS 496Writing 3: Education and Professional Ethics 143
ENGL 434Children's Literature3
MUS 432Music in the Elementary Schools3
PE 450Physical Education in Elementary Schools, K-63
Concentrations
Select one concentration from the list below.12-20
Total Units86-94

Art Concentration

Required Courses
ART 145Drawing I3
ART 146Painting I3
Select one of the following:3
History of Ancient Art and Architecture (Fall Semester Only ) 1, F
Writing 3: History of Modern Art and Architecture 2
History of Contemporary Art and Architecture (Spring Semester Only) 1, S
History of Early Christian and Medieval Art and Architecture (Fall Semester Only ) 1, F
History of Renaissance to Rococo Art and Architecture (Spring Semester Only) 1, S
Select one of the following:3
Ceramics I 1
Multicultural Art (Fall Semester Only ) 1, F
Upper-division Elective
DSGN 430Applied Design (Spring Semester Only) 3, S1-4
or any upper-division ART course
Total Units13-16

English Concentration

Required Courses
ENGL 404Approaches to Grammar (prerequisite of ENGL 402) F3
ENGL 406Writing 3: Advanced Composition 13
Select one of the following:3
World Literature to the Renaissance (Fall Semester Only ) 2, F
World Literature Since the Renaissance (Spring Semester Only) 2, S
American Literature to 1865 (Fall Semester Only ) 2, F
Select one of the following:3
American Literature Since 1865 (Spring Semester Only) 2, S
Shakespeare (Fall Semester Only ) 2, F
American Novel (Even Fall Semester Only) EF
Social and Psychological Aspects of Language (Even Fall Semester Only) EF
Total Units12

Math Concentration

See the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics for updated schedules.

Note: Students must begin their mathematics coursework at the level for which they qualify as determined by their SAT/ACT score, previous university coursework, or the APU mathematics placement assessment. Some students will require one or more courses prior to calculus.   

Required Courses
MATH 110College Algebra 1, 23
MATH 165Calculus I3
MATH 280Discrete Mathematics and Proof (Prerequisite of MATH 165) F3
MATH 340Geometry (Prerequisite of MATH 166; ask dept. for prereq code) S3
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Statistics 2
Probability and Statistics I (Prerequisite of MATH 166; ask dept. for prereq code) S
Choose one of the following:3
Calculus II
Data Analysis F
Multivariable Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations S
Linear Algebra 3, S
Applied Linear Algebra 3, F
Number Theory OF
Total Units18

Music Concentration

Required Courses
MUS 101Beginning Voice Class1
MUS 103Beginning Piano Class 11
MUS 104Elementary Piano Class 11
MUS 110Elementary Guitar Methods1
MUS 121Music Theory I 23
MUS 122Music Theory II3
MUS 133Practical Musicianship I1
MUS 134Practical Musicianship II1
MUS 201Introduction to World Music 33
Choose one from the following:3
History and Literature of Commercial Music F
Ancient, Renaissance, and World Music Literature
Writing 3: Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic Music Literature
Late Romantic and 20th-Century Music Literature
Total Units18

Physical Education Concentration Option I1

KIN 242Fundamental Principles of Fitness3
KIN 290Human Movement Science3
KIN 306Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport3
PE 237Methods of Teaching Rhythmic and Multicultural Activities S3
PE 250Methods of Teaching Individual Sports F2
PE 252Methods of Teaching Team Sports S3
PE 452Adapted Physical Education (prerequisite of KIN 290 and PE 450)3
Total Units20

Physical Education Concentration Option II1

Select one of the following: 3
Motor Development and Learning
Human Movement Science
PE 451Methods in Physical Education: 7-12 23
PE 452Adapted Physical Education3
PE 600Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
PE 602Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Severe to Profound Disabilities3
PE 605Management of Adapted Physical Education Programs3
Total Units18

Psychology Concentration (School Psychology)

 PSYC 290 and MATH 130 are prerequisite courses for the upper-division courses in this concentration.

MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 13
PSYC 305Educational Psychology (Fall Semester Only ) F3
PSYC 345Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development 23
PSYC 360Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 410Psychology of Exceptional Children (Fall Semester Only ) F3
Total Units15

Science Concentration Option I

BIOL 151General Biology I 14
BIOL 152General Biology II4
CHEM 123General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry for the Health Sciences 14
PHYC 140Introduction to Astronomy 14
PHYC 151Physics for Life Sciences I 14
Total Units20

Science Concentration Option II

BIOL 250Human Anatomy4
BIOL 251Human Physiology4
CHEM 123General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry for the Health Sciences 14
PHYC 151Physics for Life Sciences I 14
Total Units16

Social Science Concentration

POLI 150American Government 1, 23
Select one of the following:3
Modern Africa
Colonial Latin America
Ritual and Re-enactment in Modern Latin America
Comparative Politics
Select two of the following:6
History of American Foreign Affairs S
Medieval Europe F
Renaissance and Reformation
Enlightenment Europe
Europe 1789-1914
Europe 1914-1992
Colonial Era
Civil War and Reconstruction
Modern America
Modern American Intellectual History
Total Units12

Spanish Concentration

SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I (Fall Semester Only ) F3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II (Spring Semester Only) S3
SPAN 301Spanish Conversation and Community 1, 2, F3
WRIT 204Writing 2: Writing for the Humanities in Spanish (Spring Semester Only) 3, S3
Select one of the following:3
Literary Masters (Fall Semester Only ) 4 & F
Writing 3: Survey of the Literature of the Spanish-speaking World (Spring Semester Only) 5
Total Units15

Human Development (Special Education) Concentration

EDLS 303Introduction to Special Populations F3
EDLS 304Introduction to Teaching Special Populations S3
PSYC 410Psychology of Exceptional Children3
PSYC 430Intervention Strategies with Children3
Total Units12

Mild/Moderate Credential Requirements

The only concentration offered with the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program is Special Education.

Foundation Courses
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 13
TESP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design 13
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 13
TESP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners 13
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education3
TESP 504Schools and Educational Systems3
Specialization Courses
SPED 525Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing3
SPED 526Specialized Academic Instruction: Reading, Writing, and Math3
SPED 528Assessment and IEP Development3
SPED 529Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Exceptional Needs3
SPED 551Clinical Practice I: Mild to Moderate Disabilities2
SPED 552Clinical Practice II: Mild to Moderate Disabilities2
Total Units34

Moderate/Severe Credential Requirements

The only concentration offered with the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program is Special Education.

Foundation Courses
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 13
TESP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design 13
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 13
TESP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners 13
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education3
TESP 504Schools and Educational Systems3
Specialization Courses
SPED 525Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing3
SPED 527Teaching Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities3
SPED 528Assessment and IEP Development3
SPED 529Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Exceptional Needs3
SPED 571Clinical Practice I: Moderate to Severe Disabilities2
SPED 572Clinical Practice II: Moderate to Severe Disabilities2
Total Units34

Liberal Studies Major

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Analyze and demonstrate proficiency in subject matter required of K­-8 teachers by the State of California.
  2. Integrate K­-8 curriculum concepts and disciplines.
  3. Define teaching methods of instruction using best practices with a Christian perspective.
  4. Understand aspects of cultural diversity within the context of the classroom.
  5. Identify a distinctive Christian perspective compared to a secular perspective as it pertains to current education issues.

Integrated Credential 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.