Liberal Studies (California State University - Long Beach)

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    California State University - Long Beach

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    USD 30,403

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Program Description

Future elementary school teachers seeking a path to obtaining a multiple subject teaching credential in concert with their bachelor’s degrees, as well as those wishing to enter a separate post-baccalaureate credential program, may wish to consider a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The latter contingent of students can benefit from the Liberal Studies program within the major, while the former can achieve their objectives through the Integrated Teacher Education program.

Most degrees at California State University, Long Beach require students to complete a certain number of general education units in addition to coursework in their chosen discipline. The Liberal Studies major is different in that students complete their general education requirements concurrently with the major coursework.

In addition to the total 120 units of classroom hours attained over at least four years, students also gain firsthand knowledge of promoting individual civic responsibility, addressing current problems in public schools and understanding cultural diversity in the community by completing 85 hours of approved service learning. These hours may be completed in either a middle school or elementary school setting.

About School

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...

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