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Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
To be a multiple-subject teacher in California, you need to apply effective instructional methods for core subjects and have a mastery of instructional design. Our Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is designed to help you develop these skills and to provide those with no prior teaching experience a foundation in classroom techniques and content.
Curriculum includes core fundamentals and professional knowledge for instruction to ensure graduates are prepared to meet the evolving needs of California classrooms.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies gainful employment disclosures.
How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Make your enrollment decision easier with our tuition tool
From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.
How much will it cost?
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
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Prior Learning Assessment
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Learn from others’ experiences.
Our College of Education faculty members have advanced degrees and professional experience in P–12 education with a cumulative average of 17 years of experience in the areas they teach. Those who lead initial, teacher-preparation and advanced teacher degree programs also hold current credentials in their home states.
Keep current in technology skills that speak to today’s learners.
As a student, you’ll have access to our Technology Resource Library, which provides lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for the latest teaching technologies. Gain a deeper understanding of the tools needed to connect with today’s technology-savvy students.
Demonstrate your mastery of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
You’ll get a subscription to the TaskStream® e-Portfolio system. This web-based system features state-specific standards and allows you to develop and showcase samples of your lesson plans and projects.
Helping people improve their lives can have a long-term positive impact. Earning your Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies will help give you the knowledge you need.
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Title II Reports for Indiana
University of Phoenix provides information about students who complete our teacher-preparation programs. For more information, review the institution and program report card.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Education graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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Impacting student learning
The College of Education offers rigorous programs designed to prepare future and current educators to become effective leaders.
Student-centered learning experience
We provide an extensive support system to prepare you to lead in the classroom, the school and your community.
The College of Education serves as a leader — and innovator — in higher education for teachers, school administrators and adult-learning educators.