Minor in Liberal Studies
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 fulfill the California Subject Matter Requirement. Liberal studies minors must maintain a C or higher in all courses credited toward the 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.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Analyze and demonstrate proficiency in subject matter required of K6 teachers by the State of California
- Integrate K8 curriculum concepts and disciplines through the application of lesson plans, papers, and projects in Children's Literature, Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers, Science and Children, Fundamental Art Experiences, Music in the Elementary Schools, Physical Education in the Elementary Schools
- Define teaching methods of instruction using best practices with a Christian perspective while integrating K8 curriculum concepts and disciplines through the application of lesson plans, papers, and projects
- Understand cultural diversity issues within the context of the classroom through service-learning experiences and in class discussion
- Identify a distinctive Christian perspective compared to a secular perspective as it pertains to different education issues