Program Overview

A.A. Liberal Studies Elementary Teacher Preparation

The Liberal Studies Program is a pathway designed for prospective elementary teachers who intend to transfer to earn a baccalaureate degree and a multiple subject (K-8) credential. The required courses are part of a program of study that can be started at the community college level and completed at a four-year institution.

Major Core Requirements

The following courses may also apply towards general education requirements for graduation:

Course Number

Course Name

Units

BIOL 100
-or-
BIOL 102

Concepts in Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology

4

ECE 152

Child, Family and Community

3

ENGL 101

Composition and Reading I

3

ENGL 118
-or-
ENGL 120

Small Group Communication

Speech

3

HIST 108
-or-
HIST 110

The U.S. to 1877

The U.S. From 1877

3

HIST 111

Medieval and Early Civilizations

3

HUMN 112

Introduction to Humanities: Renaissance to the Present

3

PHIL 101

Logic

3

POL 101

Government and Politics in the U.S

3

THEA 105

Introduction to Acting

3

The following courses are non-general education applicable:

EDUC 200

Introduction to Elementary Education

3

MATH 150

Concepts and Structures of Mathematics for Educators

3

Recommended Electives

ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECE 154 Creative Activities for Children 3
POL 140 Multi Ethnic America 3
MATH 152 Structures of Mathematical Problem Solving and Geometry 3
Total Major Requirements 48

See advisor for courses for specific college transfer. Additional electives may be accepted at transferring institution up to a total 70 units. See current FRC catalogue for up to date details.