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Bachelor of Arts

Liberal Studies

With a Teaching Credential

Program Overview

Graduates with a BA in Liberal Studies, and a Preliminary California Multiple Subject Credential are well‐equipped, highly‐principled individuals who understand diversity as a strength and who provide for individual differences in order to help their students prepare for a diverse and rapidly changing world. The graduate will have unique knowledge, skills and the ability to communicate clearly, understand and analyze concepts, and make judgments and decisions.

Program Details

  • 1 or 2 Classes Per Week
  • Courses are 7 weeks in duration
  • Specialized Cohorts
  • Faculty are experienced-leaders in their industries
  • Faith-Based Curriculum
  • Earn your degree in as little as 24 months
  • Earn your Preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Cumulative 2.25 GPA for transfer students. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (if applicable).
  •  Official transcripts must arrive in an envelope sealed by the registrar of the previous institution.  Official E-transcripts will also be accepted.
  • 60 transferable units
  • Verification of Pass scores on: 
    •  CBEST(s) or equivalent
    • Certificate of Clearance: The Certificate of Clearance is a document issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to an individual who has completed the Commission’s fingerprint and character and identification process, whose moral and professional fitness has been shown to meet the standards as established by law.  See Credential Leaflet CL-900 for details on applying for the Certificate of Clearance.

TEDU101 Teaching as a Profession

This course is designed to introduce and explore the educational pathways leading to careers for students seeking to earn their multiple subject credential, which enables them to teach grades K-8 (public and private) in a self-contained classroom setting. Students will survey curriculum practices, teacher effectiveness, and the issues and concepts related to K-8 education. Each student will complete 10 hours of required classroom observation and report on these observations in the class.

3 units

TEDU102 Curriculum and Methods in Physical Education and Health Science

The goals of this course include: 1) introducing the skills related to planning and implementing a physical education and health program for K-8 students based on the California Physical Education and Health Content Standards and Frameworks; 2) addressing the attitudes, behaviors, and consequences associated with a healthy lifestyle; and 3) familiarizing students with age appropriate scope and sequence of activities leading to healthy physical and mental development. This course is a survey study of the physical education and health needs of K-8 students. Emphasis is on the physical growth and development, basic movement skills, and the design and planning of a sequential, age-appropriate physical education and health program based on the California Content Standards and Frameworks. Involves four hours of field experience.

3 units

TEDU110 Technology for Teachers

This course is a comprehensive overview of the use of educational technology in the K-8 classroom. Students will practice and demonstrate competency in using professional and pedagogical productivity tools, including methods for communication and collaboration. Topics include interactive technologies, digital citizenship, computer-assisted instruction, 21st century learning, and the impact of these technologies.

2 units

TEDU251 Curriculum and Methods in Visual and Performing Arts

This course focuses on learning the resources and tools available for teaching visual and performing arts. Hands-on development of methods for classroom use including four hours of observation/participation in a K-8 VAPA classroom and interview of a specialized VAPA educator. This course prepares teaching candidates to meet the California state adopted content standards and framework in visual and performing arts for the multiple subject credential and equips students with knowledge and methodologies for successful integration and teaching of these subjects.

3 units

TEDU275 Field Experience I

Serving as a classroom assistant for 30 hours during the semester, the student will learn about the dynamics of lesson preparation and classroom instruction. The student will learn about specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction, the interpretation and use of assessments, making content accessible to students, developmentally appropriate teaching practices, and teaching English learners and students with special needs. Candidates will practice and prepare for the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) cycles in this course.

2 units

TEDU311 Curriculum and Methods in History and Social Science

Designed to familiarize students with the resources and tools available for teaching history and social science. Hands-on development of methods for classroom use including a minimum of four hours of observation and participation in history and social science classrooms required. This course prepares teaching candidates to meet the California state adopted content standards and framework in history and social science for the multiple subject credential and equips students with knowledge and methodologies for the successful integration and teaching of these subjects.

3 units

TEDU375 Field Experience II

The next step into the real world of teaching directs the student to more hands-on classroom assisting under the care of a classroom teacher. Thirty hours of classroom assisting required. This experience may not be with the same teacher, the same grade level, or the same subject used in Student Teaching I (TEDU475). Specific attention will be given to connecting instructional planning and assessment practices to student characteristics, in order to further practice and prepare for the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) cycles.

3 units

TEDU413 Curriculum and Methods in Math and Science

In this course, teaching candidates prepare to plan and deliver content specific instruction in math and science to students in K-8 classrooms that meet the California state adopted content standards and curriculum frameworks for multiple subject candidates. Candidates will learn the resources and tools available and develop hands-on methods for use in the classroom. A minimum of four hours of observation and participation in mathematics and science classrooms is required.

3 units

TEDU423 Curriculum and Methods in Literature and Language

Students will learn the resources and tools available for teaching literature and language subjects. Hands-on methods for classroom use are developed. A minimum of four hours of observation and participation in literature and language classrooms is required. This course prepares teaching candidates to meet the California state adopted content standards and framework in literature and language for the multiple subject credential, including preparation for the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA), and equips students with knowledge and methodologies for the successful integration and teaching of these subjects.

3 units

TEDU475 Student Teaching I

This provides teaching experience in the day school under guidance of the University supervisor with cooperation of a credentialed master teacher in a regular school classroom. May be in a public or private school setting. (Note: Students seeking a California teaching credential must do this teaching in a public school classroom to learn about California state-adopted academic content standards.) The course is open to multiple subject credential candidates who have been cleared for student teaching. Please see the credential analyst for important dates and clearance requirements. A weekly seminar accompanies student teaching. Field experience involves eight weeks of full day classroom instruction under supervision. Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) cycles will be prepared and submitted in this course.

6 units

TEDU476 Student Teaching II

Provides additional teaching experience in the day school under guidance of the University supervisor with cooperation of a credentialed master teacher in a regular school classroom. (May be public, private or charter school setting.) The course is open to multiple subject credential candidates who have completed TEDU475 student teaching. Please see the credential analyst for important dates and clearance requirements. A weekly seminar accompanies student teaching. The candidate will teach for eight weeks of full day class instruction. This experience may not be with the same teacher, the same grade level, or the same subject used in Student Teaching I (TEDU475). Appropriate Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) cycles will be prepared and submitted in this course.

6 units

Foundational Studies

Students must also complete General Biology (BIOL100), Introduction to Environmental Studies (ESCI100), World Civilization I (HIST231), World Civilization II (HIST232), and Conceptual Physics with Lab (PHYS100/PHYS100L) as part of their foundational studies requirements. State required assessments (e.g.: CBEST, CSETs, RICA, and TPAs) must be passed.

16 Units
  • Critically analyze and engage with historical, contemporary, and enduring questions of the human experience.
  • Understand fundamental concepts and methodologies in the humanities, the sciences and mathematics/statistics, and the social sciences; apply these methods to the analysis of complex problems.
  • Discover and analyze primary and secondary sources relevant to specific research questions in particular academic disciplines.
  • Recognize and respond to social justice issues, locally and globally; enact ethics-based approaches in study and work.
  • Write well and present information clearly for specific audiences in appropriate forms and media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply intercultural knowledge and competence by meaningfully and ethically engaging others.
  • California public schools (K-8 Multiple Subject Credential)
  • Charter schools
  • Christian Schools
  • Home School and Consortiums
  • International Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Academic (Tutor)
  • Church (Teach/Lead)
  • Organizational and/or Corporate (Training)

How many units is the program?

128 units total: 68 GE units and 60 major units

What is the cost per unit?

$535

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Offerings

Bachelor of Arts

B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Teaching Credential

Elk Grove Teaching Site Contact

Phone: (855) 958-4723

Email: adcadmissions@jessup.edu

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