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Teacher Education Emphasis, B.A. in Liberal Studies


The BA in Liberal Studies/Teacher Education Emphasis is designed primarily for the student who desires to become an elementary school teacher. This degree path provides the background knowledge necessary to teach the subjects in an elementary classroom (school setting) and provides an introduction to the career of teaching. Teachers have a significant influence in the lives of children, their families, and their communities, and thus have tremendous ministry opportunity. Christian teachers are vital to expanding the kingdom of God locally (in public and private school settings) and abroad.

This degree also meets requirements for students pursuing broader teaching careers, teaching credentials, or graduate teaching degrees allowing graduates to reach students, their families, and communities for Christ wherever they are called to serve.

Our mission is to equip and empower effective educators - developing Christ-like, professional practitioners who are called to ensure life-changing learning for all students. See how we define life-changing learning and what we believe the professional practice of education is here: TMU Conceptual Framework.

  • Innovative liberal arts curriculum utilizing leading-edge technology and methodology

  • Seamless transition to Teacher Credential program or M.Ed.

  • Strong partnerships with local districts

  • 3+1 BA+Credential plan: ask about completing your degree and credentialing directly in 4 years.

  • Local schools consistently ask for our graduates. They know our students are rigorously trained from the beginning

  • 150 years of classroom experience combined in full-time faculty

  • Teach on all trends of education

  • Nearly 100% of teaching credential alumni are employed within their first year of completing the program

  • Strong partnerships with local districts

The classroom and educational experience for each student, whether they are in kindergarten or college, falls mainly on the attitude and skill of their teacher. To learn from some of the most loving, intellectual, organized, hard-working, and wise instructors while being trained to teach yourself is a rare opportunity. Students are educated in the methodology behind the classroom, given hands-on experience in practicing to teach, and have wonderful examples to sit under and watch. The influence teachers have on their students is vital for their personal growth. In a world that is growing darker and darker, knowing how to be an example of Christ— in a secular or religious school— is an invaluable asset to teachers who want to make a genuine impact in young lives.

Teaching Credential Program: TMU has a California-approved teacher preparation program leading to either the Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Teaching Credential

Master of Education (M.Ed): The Master’s University Online Master of Education in Teaching develops educational professionals, equipping them to integrate the Word of God into all aspects of the classroom.


Potential Careers

  • High School Teacher

  • Middle School Teacher

  • Kindergarten Teacher

  • Single or Multi-Subject Teaching

  • Missions and Missionary Work

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Core Courses

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 18-24
English/Communication: 18-24 units
Science/Mathematics: 18-24 units
Social Science: 18-24 units
Humanities/Fine Arts: 24 units
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
BTH321/2 Christian Theology I & II
ED402 Liberal Studies Senior Capstone
ED101 Intro. to Teaching & Learning
ED202 Curriculum & Learning Theory
ED301 Cultural/Linguistic Diversity
ED410 Technology Uses in Education
KPE415 P.E. Components & Techniques
ESL351 Principles of Lang. Acquisition
E322 Children’s Literature
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