Education (California State University - Long Beach)
Undergraduate students pursuing a career in education can take this liberal studies education program over four to five years. Additionally, participants must complete 85 hours of approved service-learning at either an elementary or middle school before graduating. Students at California State University, Long Beach can choose to take the 120-credit BA pathway and complete only the requirements for a bachelor’ degree, or they can choose the 135-credit ITEP pathway which requires students to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements and also complete a teaching credential.
This program combines both multidisciplinary general education and major coursework. While specific courses taken will vary depending on whether a BA or ITEP pathway is chosen, all students must complete the same 101 units of core requirements. These requirements, taken during the first three years of study, include courses in language arts, mathematics, natural science, history and social science, arts and humanities and critical issues in teaching and learning.
Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...Read more About this school