B.A. in Integrated Teacher Preparation

Students completing Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Preparation B.A. will graduate with both a B.A. and a multiple subjects teaching credential with the additional option of completing a Bilingual Authorization for the state of California.

Students must start this program in their first year and qualify to begin the credential program courses before beginning their third year. By April of spring semester of their second year in the program, students will be admitted to the credential program if they have: attempted the C-BEST exam; completed 45 hours field experience; achieved at least a 2.76 GPA; acquired the CTC certificate of clearance. Transfer students from community colleges may enter the program upon advising. Please see the Liberal Studies ITEP advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Reflect critically on their education and program of study.
  2. Recognize scholarship on which practice and knowledge in a discipline are based.
  3. Write critical and/or argument-based papers that can distinguish between different disciplinary methods and perspectives and potentially integrate them.
  4. Analyze a complex issue, theme or problem by applying multiple perspectives, theories, concepts and modes of inquiry.
  5. Engage and Support All Students in Learning.
  6. Create and Maintain Effective Environments for Student Learning.
  7. Understand and Organize Subject Matter for Student Learning.
  8. Plan Instruction and Design Learning Experiences for All Students.
  9. Assess Student Learning.
  10. Develop as a Professional Educator.

Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Preparation (B.A.) – minimum 133 units

General Education Requirements Met in the Major

The requirements below are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses and their prerequisites are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.

Interdisciplinary Studies (12 units)
Code Title Units
Select One: 3

E ED 250

Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom  

LS 200

Self, Place, and Knowing: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry  
HUM 225 Values in American Life 3
LS 300GW Perspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR 3
LS 690 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar 3
Reading, Language, and Literature (16 units),
Code Title Units
Select One: 3

AA S 101

First-Year Experience  

COMM 150

Fundamentals of Oral Communication  

ENG 210

Oral Communication - Multilingual  
COMM 554 Performance of Children's Literature 4
E ED 681 Teaching Language and Literature with Elementary and Middle School Students 3
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (or equivalent) 3
SLHS 655 Language Development 3
History and Social Science (12 units)
Code Title Units
HIST 114 World History to 1500 3
HIST 115 World History Since 1500 3
HIST 120 History of the U.S. through Reconstruction 3
HIST 450 History of California 3
Mathematics (9 units)
Code Title Units
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System 3
MATH 265 Advanced Number Systems 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability 3
Science (18 units)
Code Title Units
BIOL 100 Human Biology 3
BIOL 310 Biology for Today's World 3
E ED 655 Hands-on Undergraduate Science Education Experience 3
ERTH 110 Our Dynamic Earth 3
ERTH 365 Extreme Weather in a Warming World 3
LS 209 Physical Sciences for Elementary School Teachers 3
Visual and Performing Arts (15 units)
Code Title Units
Select One: 3

ARTH 201

Western Art History I  

ARTH 202

Western Art History II  

LTNS 225

Latina/o/x Visual Culture  
DANC 350 Dance Aesthetics: Cultural/Historical Perspectives 3
E ED 450 Art and Learning 3
MUS 601 Music for Children 3
Select One: 3

TH A 451

Storytelling and Folk Literature  

TH A 452

Theatre Pedagogy  
Physical Ed (3 units)
Code Title Units
KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education: K-5 3
Human Development (6 units)
Code Title Units
CAD 210 Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development 3
RPT 280 Developmental Play Processes 3
Elementary Education and Credential (36-39 units)
Code Title Units
E ED 687 Seminar: Field Experience 3
Select One: 3

E ED 639

Bilingual Education in the U.S.: A History of Struggle, Resistance, and Achievement  

E ED 701

Social, Cultural, and Historical Foundations of Education  
Select One (Required only of candidates in the bilingual authorization) 0-3

E ED 711

Chinese Heritage Language for the Bilingual Teacher Candidates  

E ED 713

Spanish Heritage Language for the Bilingual Teacher: I  
Select One: 3

E ED 712

Teaching Reading and Language Arts - Chinese Bilingual  

E ED 782

Teaching Reading and Language Arts: K-5  
E ED 737 Teaching Social Studies, Social Justice, and Literacy: Grades 3-6 3
E ED 747 Teaching Practicum Phase II 3
E ED 748 Teaching Practicum Phase III 3
E ED 756 Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase I 3
E ED 758 Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase III 3
E ED 777 Curriculum and Instruction in Science 3
E ED 784 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (CLAD Emphasis) 3
E ED 786 Seminar in Developmental Teaching and Learning 3
ITEC 711 Instructional Computing in Elementary Schools 3
Recommended General Education Courses for ITEP (3 units)
Code Title Units
Area A3: Critical Thinking  

AA S 110

Critical Thinking and the Asian American Experience  


Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience  

LTNS 110

Critical Thinking and the Rhetoric of Latinas/os/x in the 21st Century