Liberal Studies (Elementary Education)
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.
We also offer a convenient 12-month liberal studies ASPIRE degree-completion program available for working adults.
Other Education Majors
- 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.
Students interested in adding an Education minor to their education should consult with their academic advisor. For more information on course requirements and descriptions, please view the Academic Catalog.
|EDUC 2000||Introduction to Education||3|
|EDUC 4020||Psychological Applications in Education||3|
|EDUC 4400/4410||Language Arts||4|
|EDUC 4420||Curriculum and Instruction||5|
|EDUC 4460/4470||Multicultural Instruction||3|
TOTAL CREDITS: 13
Director of Student Teaching
Alison joined the School of Education in 2019. She has a master’s in Education and more than 25 years of teaching experience and student mentoring. In her role as director of student teaching, she works with area schools and their administrators to facilitate student teaching placements for Simpson University student teachers.
Major Specific Resources
“The professors within and outside of my major were really supportive and really cared. They were really amazing examples of what I truly think it means to be an educator.” — Erika Villegas