Liberal Studies (Elementary Education)

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major is a pre-credential major designed for students who desire a teaching career in Elementary Education. Focuses in the Liberal Studies program include the arts, sciences, language and grammar, mathematics, literature and social sciences.

*Also available for working adults and individuals wishing to complete their degree in Simpson University's convenient 16-month, Adult Studies (ASPIRE) program. Liberal Studies - Adult Studies, ASPIRE program.

  • Edward Mooney, Ed.D.
    A headshot of education professor Dr. Edward Mooney

    Assistant Professor of Education
    Education Division Chair


    emooney@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4738

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  • Pam Havlick, M.A.
    A headshot of physical education professor Pam Havlick

    Assistant Professor of Physical Education
    Leadership Studies Department Chair
    Division Chair of Psychology, Business and Leadership Studies


    phavlick@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4976

    Profile:

    Pam Havlick came to Simpson University in 2005 with twenty two years of Physical Education teaching and coaching experience at Pomona College in Southern California. She holds graduate degrees in both Physical Education and Theology and enjoys educating and motivating people in becoming active and exercising properly for life long health benefits. Pam likes to kayak, hike, bike, play table tennis and read during her spare time.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
    • M.A., California State at Northridge
    • B.S., Pepperdine University

    Courses Taught:

    • Fitness and Wellness
    • Motor Learning and Performance for Elementary Physical Education
    • Walking for Fitness
    • Aerobics
    • Weight Training
    • Recreational Kayaking
    • Table Tennis

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  • Harold Lund, M.A.
    A headshot of adjunct mathematics professor and Simpson University Registrar Harold Lund

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Math Department Chair


    hlund@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4713

    Profile:

    Professor Lund enjoys studying mathematics as it was developed by ancient civilizations. He has lectured and participated in various seminars relating to the math of ancient civilizations such as the Mayans, Babylonians and Egyptians. He is listed in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" several times, most recently in 2007.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A., Ball State University
    • B.S., Taylor University

    Courses Taught:

    • Math

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  • Lois J. Nichols, M.M.
    A headshot of music professor Lois Nichols

    Assistant Professor of Music

    lnichols@simpsonu.edu
    530-226-4159

    Profile:

    Lois Nichols has a passion for music literacy through education and performance. In addition to being a music instructor and giving piano lessons at Simpson University, she also has her own private studio of piano students and does extensive accompanying for solo and ensemble recitals (both instrumental and vocal).

    Lois plays with the worship team at Neighborhood Church in Redding, serves as accompanist for the community choir Trinity Repertory Singers, and has played for rehearsals and performances of the Northstar Opera Repertory Theater in Redding. She and her husband, Tim, have three sons, who all graduated from Simpson.

    Educational Background:

    • M.M., Kansas State University
    • B.M., Wichita State University

    Courses Taught:

    • Piano
    • Children's Music
    • Introduction to Music
    • Handbell Choir

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  • Liberal Studies students will develop knowledge of the California Academic Content Standards and Common Core State Standards in subject areas taught by multiple subjects teachers.
  • Liberal Studies students will synthesize and demonstrate subject knowledge and pedagogical skills needed to teach Kindergarten through eighth grades.
  • Liberal Studies students will be prepared to enter the Teacher Credentialing program.