B.A. Liberal Studies, Preparation for Teaching & B.A. Humanities, Concentration in Liberal Arts
Tamara Goldie, Advisor
Clark Hall 419-C
Phone: 408/924-4463 (Department Office)
Preparation for Teaching
For students planning to apply to a multiple subject credential program to become an elementary or middle school teacher, the following course work was designed to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for diversified subject matter preparation and San Jose State University requirements for a B.A. Liberal Studies.
Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program.
Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission.
Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary major involving departments from the Colleges of Humanities and the Arts, Social Sciences and Science. Within the program's broad scope, special emphasis is given to literature the humanities and arts.
The wide range of subjects explored in this major provides excellent preparation for many professional goals and graduate degrees in such fields as library science, law, business, and nonprofit or government work.
Whatever careers students may eventually choose, they will find that Liberal Studies has enhanced their appreciation of literature, history, philosophy and the arts and deepened their understanding of the human condition.