Liberal Studies Minor
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.
|EDLS 200||Introduction to Teaching as a Profession K-12 1||4|
|or EDLS 202||Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 7-12|
|EDLS 405||Diversity in the Classroom 2||3|
|Select five of the following:||15-16|
|Fundamental Art Experiences 3|
|Science and Children|
|Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers|
or MATH 301
|Mathematics for Secondary Teachers|
|Music in the Elementary Schools|
|Physical Education in Elementary Schools, K-6|
|Introduction to Special Populations|
or EDLS 304
|Introduction to Teaching Special Populations|
|Foundations of Education Capstone 4|
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.