The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed for students intending to become teachers in K-8 classrooms. This degree provides all the subject matter content required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and meets all requirements in preparation for the CBEST and CSET exams.
- General Concentration (Pre-Credential): The General Concentration prepares students to enter the Multiple Subject (Elementary School) teaching credential program, generally during a fifth year of post-graduate study in the College of Education. This option is best for those seeking credentials other than the Multiple Subject credential, such as special education.
- Integrated Concentration (Credential): The Integrated Concentration leads to both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and Multiple Subject Credential. It is designed for students who plan to become elementary, K-8, school teachers and who want to save time and money by working on the credential along with their B.A. degree.
- Spanish Studies (Pre-Credential): Designed for students interested in the Bilingual Added Authorization in the Multiple Subject Credential Program, which provides eligibility to teach in a bilingual/Spanish Classroom setting.