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Bachelor of Arts

The Jessup School of Education provides programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a minor in Bible and theology. Candidates have the option of either a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Subject Concentration. This program provides a broad exposure to various fields of human knowledge with an emphasis on effective communication, critical thinking, leadership, education, and character formation.

39 – 60 UNITS




All students majoring in liberal studies must declare their program pathway as either a Preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8 elementary education) and/or a specific subject concentration. The subject concentrations include ASL, Child Development, English, History, and Psychology.

Students choosing to pursue a Preliminary California K-8 Multiple Subject Credential will complete an accredited program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing based on the guidelines set forth in Senate Bill 2042 (2003). Successful graduates will be credentialed to teach all subjects in kindergarten through grade eight in self-contained classrooms in public and private schools in California. The Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) listed below are the basis for course content and assessment of candidate performance. They are introduced, practiced, and demonstrated in specific TEDU courses across the program.

  • 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.

American Sign Language (ASL)

Multiple Subject Education
Child Development
American Sign Language Studies (ASL)

Program Courses
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*CTC Annual Report Card/License Examination Passage Rates (AB2086)

WJU credential completers have excellent state license examination passage rates. All teacher preparation programs are required to provide a link to the most recent Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs. This report includes statewide and specific program information and examination pass rates.

Commission Approved Institution List – Title II

Our future educators must be prepared with a strong liberal arts education so they can lead others to establish a strong educational foundation. – Nathan Herzog


Daniel Nordaas, M.A.Ed.

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies & Assistant Professor, School of Education

David Bills, M.A.Ed.

Associate Dean, Assistant Professor - School of Education

Hervey Taylor, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Research, School of Education

Lois Harmon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - School of Education

Nathan Herzog, Ph.D.

Dean - School of Education

Patrick McDougall, M.A.Ed.

Assistant Professor - School of Education


Charlene Griffin, M.A.Ed.

Adjunct, School of Education

Curt Peterson, M.Div.

Adjunct, School of Education

Pamela Jimison, M.A.Ed.

Adjunct, School of Education


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