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Prepare to teach in California elementary schools
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 degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
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 an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
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.
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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.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
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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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 Advisor.
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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.