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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Liberal Studies


Kathy Shipley, M.A., Chair

Assistant Professor: Davis, C.
Lecturers: Brace, Gonzales, Graybill-Bundgard, Price, Shipley

Office: Bizzini Hall 125
Phone: (209) 667-3749

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies 

Liberal Studies is a pre-professional Subject Matter Preparation Program leading to enrollment in a Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP).

Liberal Studies majors may be admitted to the credential program prior to completing their bachelor degrees. Units in the credential program can be applied as upper-division elective credit toward satisfying the 120-unit requirement for graduation.

Note: Please check with the Department of Liberal Studies for current information. The University will make changes to the program leading to the credential whenever revisions are required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Coordinating with the Multiple Subject Credential Program

At this time, Liberal Studies is the only major at CSU Stanislaus offering an approved Subject Matter Preparation Program leading to a Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP). Students who do not complete the Liberal Studies major will be required to take and pass the CSET for entry into the MSCP. Liberal Studies majors who enter the MSCP without the California Subject Examination for Teachers: Multiple Subjects (CSET) must pass CSET as a condition of advancement to student teaching.

Currently, admission to the CSU Stanislaus MSCP requires either a 2.67 overall grade point average or a 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 units. Additional details and information pertaining to entrance into the credential program is available in the College of Education section of the Graduate catalog, and at the Teacher Education Department office. Students should consult with the MSCP Coordinator for changes in the precise requirements for admission to the credential program.

Learning Objectives

Liberal Studies graduates:

  • Make explicit connections between California K-8 Content Standards and Subject Matter knowledge in Liberal Studies major coursework.
  • Demonstrate integrative thinking through the development of projects that connect and integrate discipline knowledge across subject matter areas.
  • Demonstrate integrative thinking through the development of projects that connect and integrate discipline knowledge across subject matter areas.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse cultural, linguistic, and learning abilities of students, and understanding of a variety of teaching strategies to effectively teach all learners.
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a variety of communication contexts
  • Reflect thoughtfully and critically examine volunteer service activities in K-8 classrooms.
  • Demonstrate educational technologies relevant to teaching and learning.