Liberal Studies for Elementary Teachers

Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

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This major is designed for students interested in teaching Kindergarten through 8th grade. Courses included in this major transfer into the Blended Elementary Teacher Education Program at California State University, Sacramento. Students who complete this major will be eligible to apply for the CSUS program to complete a bachelor degree and the requirements for a Multiple Subject Teacher Credential.

Note: Students completing the required program and other CSUS requirements may apply for a special admit to CSUS. Grade point average must be a minimum of 2.67 for all transferable baccalaureate courses.

The Writing Proficiency Exam should be taken at CSUS the last semester before transfer.

Students must meet the Reading Competency requirement through assessment, a class, or a college-level reading examination.

The Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic exam should be taken at CSUS the last semester before transfer.

It is recommended that the CBEST be taken anytime after taking ENGWR 300, ENGWR 302, and MATH 310.

Other CSUS graduation requirements:
SOC 321, Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality in the United States

or ENGLT 334, Asian-American Literature
or COMM 325, Intercultural Communication
or SOCSC 300, Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Foreign Language: Students must complete the second semester of a foreign language (or satisfy CSUS foreign language graduation requirement.)
Physical Education – any activity course.

Career Opportunities

Completing an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies enables students to transfer to a four-year college and complete the requirements to become a credentialed K-8 Teacher.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • clarify and articulate career goals of becoming a teacher.
  • transfer into the traditional Liberal Studies major and the Blended Liberal Studies Program at CSUS.

Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

The Associate in Arts Degree may be obtained by completing the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements. Students should consult a counselor for other associate degree graduation requirements.