Liberal Studies Minor

22-23 units

The liberal studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that adds 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 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 major and minor fields in order to create an organized on-campus study.

NOTE: The minor does not prepare the student for the subject-matter exam, currently CSET. Additional studying is required to pass the exam and move forward with obtaining a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Liberal studies minors must maintain a C or higher in all courses credited toward their minor.

Core Courses
EDLS 200Introduction to Teaching as a Profession K-12 14
or EDLS 202 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 7-12
EDLS 405Diversity in the Classroom 23
Subject-matter Electives
Select five of the following:15-16
Fundamental Art Experiences 3
Science and Children
Children's Literature
Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers
Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
Music in the Elementary Schools
Physical Education in Elementary Schools, K-6
Introduction to Special Populations
Introduction to Teaching Special Populations
Foundations of Education Capstone 4
Total Units22-23