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Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

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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.

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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.


Transforming education

The College of Education serves as a leader — and innovator — in higher education for teachers, school administrators and adult-learning educators.