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Courses that do NOT count toward the major units include:

Any Bible Department course (B prefix)

except

OT and NT survey courses

Any activities course from Physical Education and/or any intercollegiate sports team units

Any course from Education (ED prefix)

Any remedial course (course number often begins with 0)

B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES: TEACHER EDUCATION EMPHASIS

Students interested in becoming elementary teachers should enroll in the Liberal Studies/Teacher Education emphasis.

It has been developed to prepare students for the California Subject Examination for Teachers: Multiple Subjects (an

exam required for entrance into credential programs in California).

Students pursuing the B.A. in Liberal Studies/Teacher Education must complete a total of 84 semester units distributed

among the following four areas:

English/Communication (18-24 units), including:

E322

Children’s Literature◊*...............................................3

One of the following

...............................................................................3

E364 History of the English Language (3)

ESL303 Introduction to Linguistics (3)

ESL351 Language Acquisition (3)

Humanities/Fine Arts (18-24 units), including:

ART330 Art Components & Techniques for Elem.

Teachers........................................................................3

HU312

Disciplinary Connections...........................................3

MU431

Music Components & Tech. for Elem. Teachers....3

P321

Philosophies of Education**.....................................3

Mathematics/Science/Computer and Information

Sciences (18-24 units), including:

MA201 Mathematical Systems for Elem. Teachers I............3

PS242

Earth Science................................................................3

PS261

Physical Science...........................................................3

Social Science (18-24 units), including:

H332

California: Past & Present...........................................3

SS381

Cultural Geography.....................................................3

Meets general education literature elective requirement ONLY for

Liberal Studies: Teacher Education majors.

*Prerequisite for TMU’s Teaching Credential Program.

**Meets general education philosophy requirement (in lieu of P311)

ONLY for Liberal Studies: Teacher Education majors.

General education required courses are counted toward the unit

requirement for the appropriate category. In each category, the

student must complete at least 18 units and may count no more

than 24 units toward the 84-unit requirement. At least 24 units

of the 84 units must be at the upper division level. A maximum

of 12 units of Bible and 6 units of music performance

coursework may be counted in the Humanities/Fine Arts

section of the major.

Other Required Courses:

ED101 Introduction to Teaching & Learning◊.....................3

ED202 Curriculum Instruction & Learning Theory◊...........3

ED301 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Teaching◊...........3

ED410 Technology Uses in Education*................................3

KPE415 Elementary P.E. Components & Techniques..........2

ED402 LS Senior Capstone Seminar......................................3

Prerequisite for TMU’s Teaching Credential Program, in lieu of ED400

Foundations of Education.

*Prerequisite for TMU’s Teaching Credential Program.

A total of 122 units must be earned for the B.A. degree, of

which 40 must be upper division.

MINOR IN EDUCATION

The department offers an 18-unit Education Minor, open to

students in other majors. The following courses are required.

ED101 Introduction to Teaching & Learning◊ ....................3

ED202 Curriculum Instruction & Learning Theory◊...........3

ED301 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Teaching◊...........3

ED400

Foundations of Education..........................................3

ED410 Technology Uses in Education*................................3

ESL351 Language Acquisition..................................................3

Prerequisite for TMU’s Teaching Credential Program, in lieu of ED400

Foundations of Education.

*Prerequisite for TMU’s Teaching Credential Program.

Minimum Grade for Courses in Major

The University policies for minimum course grades apply.

Note: TMU’s Teaching Credential Program has minimum

course grade requirements for courses with an ED prefix and a

minimum grade point average requirement. See the Admissions

portion of the Teaching Credential Program section of this

catalog.