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Liberal Studies B.A. Elementary Teaching Content Preparation Program is a pre-professional Subject Matter Preparation waiver program leading to enrollment in a Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP or Education Specialist Credential Program (ESCP). 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.
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 are available in the College of Education section of this catalog, and at the Department of Teacher Education office. Students should consult with the Credential Services Office for changes in the precise requirements for admission to the credential program.
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 the Credential Services Office.