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Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Liberal Studies B.A.: Integrated Teacher Education Program

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The Liberal Studies B.A. Integrated Teacher Education Program is a combined Subject Matter Preparation and Multiple Subject Credential (MSCP) or Education Specialist Credential (ESCP) program, designed to be completed in four years. 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 not complete those requirements must take and pass the CSET for entry into the Multiple Subjects and/or Education Specialist Credential Programs. Please see the Department of Liberal Studies  or the Coordinator of  the Credential Program (Department of Teacher Education ).

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.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from assistant director.

Admission Requirements

Students must be accepted into the Integrated Teaching Education Option prior to enrolling in EDMS courses. Students may apply for admission in the first semester of their junior year after completing 60 units in the Liberal Studies Program. Admission will be granted based on completing the following requirements. Applications and advising are available in the Credential Office.

  1. Examinations - Students must pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
  2. Grade Point Average - Students must pass all prerequisite courses with no grade lower than a “C.” A cumulative grade point average of 2.67 overall or 2.75 in the last 60 units or better is required for admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program.
  3. Health Clearance - Evidence of a negative tuberculin test is required. The tuberculin test is valid for four years and must be valid through student teaching. The tuberculin test may e completed at a private physician’s office, the county health department, or the Student Health Center.
  4. Certificate of Clearance - Students must possess or apply for a valid Certificate of Clearance as part of admission. A copy of an emergency permit satisfies the clearance requirement. The Certificate of Clearance is a background check and clearance conducted  by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  5. One set of official transcripts - One set of official transcripts with a list of courses in progress must be submitted to the Credential Office with the Integrated Teacher Education Program application.
  6. Two Letters of Recommendation - Two letters of recommendation from faculty, employers, and/or others who are knowledgeable about the student’s personal qualities and potential to work with children must be submitted with the Integrated Teaching Credential Emphasis application.
  7. Experience - At least 45 hours of documented field experience in K-8 classroom, or an equivalent documented field experience, must be completed.
  8. Writing Sample - Writing samples are required as part of the application process. The writing sample includes a 500-600 word essay describing the applicant’s interest in teaching children with the diversity of languages and cultures represented in California schools.
  9. Interview - The Integrated Teacher Education Program admissions committee will interview candidates once all other portions of the admissions requirements are complete.


1.Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Pass the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

2. Subject Matter Preparation Program Requirements

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires Liberal Studies majors to complete an approved course in each of the following subjects with a grade of C-, credit, or better. Requirements may be met in GE, in the major, or in additional coursework (courses in the major and concentration must be taken for a letter grade). Review the Liberal Studies Advising and Articulation Guides for approved courses. Guides are available in the Department and on the Department website.

Subject Matter Requirements include:

Reading, Language, and Literature

History and Social Sciences



Visiual and Performing Arts

  • Art (see Liberal Studies Advising Guide)
  • Music (see Liberal Studies Advising Guide)
  • Theatre (see Liberal Studies Advising Guide)
  • Activity Course* (see Liberal Studies Advising Guide)
  • Activity Course* (see Liberal Studies Advising Guide)
    *may cross-count with Art, Music, or Theatre subject matter, but must be in two different disciplines.

Physical Education: 

Human Development:

3. The Major & Concentration

Complete all of the requirements in the major and the concentration.

The Major

(43 units excluding concentration)

The major and concentration require letter grades of C- or better.

3. Complete one of the following.

(3 units)

Credit will not be given for both ENGL 4800 and LIBS 4800 in the Liberal Studies major.

5. Complete a minimum of two Subject Matter Inquiry courses.

(6 units)

Courses may be used to complete subject matter requirements (see Liberal Studies Subject Matter Advising Guide); additional courses may be taken for electives.

Credential Courses

(25-27 units)

Complete all of the following required courses for the Multiple Subjects Credential OR the Education Specialist Credential.

Note: Students must be accepted into the Integrated Teaching Education Track prior to enrolling in EDMS courses.

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