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Liberal Studies: Elementary Teaching Content Preparation is a pre-professional Subject Matter Preparation Program Preparation waiver program leading to enrollment in a Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP or Education Specialist Credential Program (ESCP). Pending approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), effective Fall 2017, successful completion of the major, with either a 2.67 overall grade point average or a 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 units, fulfills all CCTC requirements for an approved waiver of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers: Multiple Subjects (CSETs). Students who do no complete those requirements must take and pass the CSETs for entry into the Multiple Subjects and/or Education Specialist Credential Programs. Please see the Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies or the Coordinator of the Credential Program (Department of Teacher Education ) for specific details.
Note: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) is empowered to change credential requirements without prior notice. The University will make changes leading to the credential whenever revisions are required by the CCTC.
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.
Currently, admission to the Stanislaus State 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 this 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.