Liberal Studies: Foundations for Teaching
Accelerated Evening Degree Program
Dr. Hélène Laroche-Davis, Program Director, (650) 508-3558, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberal Studies: Foundations for Teaching is an Accelerated Evening Degree Program within the Liberal Studies major. The major engages students in a broad liberal arts education that may be applied to a teaching career and prepares students for entry into graduate programs leading to the California Multiple Subject (K-8) teaching credential. The major also serves as a degree completion option for students who want a broad liberal arts background, but who do not necessarily wish to pursue a teaching credential. Our Liberal Studies advisors can tailor a program to fit the particular interests and goals of each student.
Working students can complete a bachelor's degree in the evening and simultaneously satisfy prerequisites in the NDNU graduate education program, the next step in becoming state-certified for teaching kindergarten through eighth grade.
Accelerated Liberal Studies: Foundations for Teaching
|In addition to major requirements, students must meet Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements.|
|BY005||Introduction to Biology||3|
|PY001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PH009||Introduction to Physical Science||3|
|PS001||Introduction to American Government||3|
|AR116||Art Education Concepts||3|
|ED136||Introduction to Education: Practicum in Teaching||3|
|ED191||Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies||3|
|RS165||Religions of the World||3|
|SM102||Development of Scientific Thinking||3|
|Electives from the following, or as approved by advisor:||9|
|MA005||Mathematics and Life|
|MA106||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I|
|SO184||Teaching, Learning, and Healing through Animals|
|Total Major Requirements||36|
|Other Degree Requirements*
and General Electives
* Other degree requirements include Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements (e.g., Career Development, U.S. History).
|Total Unit Requirement
Accelerated Liberal Studies students may use PL128 to satisfy the Philosophy and Values Core Curriculum Requirement, EN106 to satisfy the College Writing Core Curriculum Requirement, and RS165 towards the Religion and Spirituality Core Curriculum Requirement.
Liberal Studies Courses
See the various departmental listings in the Catalog for descriptions of courses within the Accelerated Evening Liberal Studies major. Course descriptions for ED136 and ED191 can be found in the Liberal Studies- Day section.
The Liberal Studies degree satisfies the following NDNU Credential Program prerequisites:
- U.S. Constitution
- Early Fieldwork Experience
Students are not guaranteed admission; they must apply to Graduate Admission and undergo screening, as with other applicants.