Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

Offered as a major (B.A.)

Ignite the fire of education.

There is no calling like that of an educator, and the strength of your passion is matched by this major.

Offered in collaboration with our Graduate School of Education, our program prepares you to teach K-12 and enter teacher credentialing programs at the graduate level.

The Curriculum

The Liberal Studies major is designed to prepare students to teach elementary school and earn a multiple subject California preliminary teaching credential. There are two pathways to achieve these goals:

The Traditional Program

The traditional Liberal Studies Program consists of four years to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and two semesters of graduate study through the Department of Learning and Teaching to secure a California preliminary credential. Standard admission procedures apply. Transfer students are welcome.

The Integrated Program

The integrated program provides a course of study that allows qualified students to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and their Californian preliminary multiple subject credential in four years. Students must be approved by the Director of Liberal Studies after University admissions for this program.


The Professors


Your Future

Graduates from our program seek careers as teachers and administrators in public, private, and parochial educational institutions.

Graduate Schools

  • California State University, Fullerton
  • University of Arizona
  • John Hopkins University
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • University of Hawaii
  • Seattle University
  • Colorado University, Boulder

Employers

  • Adventure Teaching
  • ATI American TESOL Institute
  • Cornerstone Community Church
  • ELCA Division for Global Mission
  • LA Unified School District
  • Pinecrest Elementary
  • Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District
  • Rolling Oaks Child Development Center

Career Paths

  • ESL Teacher
  • Young Adult Missionary
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Coach
  • Counselor
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Manager
  • Student Leadership & Programs Coordinator
97%
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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