Elementary Education Emphasis

All students majoring in Liberal Studies take ten core courses, which are taught by Liberal Studies faculty, and provide students with a well-rounded and interdisciplinary education in the three knowledge areas of Liberal Studies: arts & humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Liberal Studies majors who plan to enter a multiple subject teaching credential program and pursue a career in teaching at the elementary or middle school levels take in addition seven courses as part of the Elementary Education Emphasis. These courses enhance the majors' knowledge for teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. They also prepare them to pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Our students have high CSET pass rates: 85% pass the entire CSET on their first attempt; 90% pass it on their second attempt. The courses taken in the emphasis are from CSUF departments other than Liberal Studies, such as Art, English, Mathematics, Biology, Anthropology, Sociology, etc.

To view the course requirements of the Elementary Education Emphasis in list form, click on Elementary Education EmphasisPDF File .