Department of Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies major provides a rich, rigorous, cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of study.
There are two programs in the major:
The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for students intending to become teachers who wish to combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a California Level I Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8).
Track I is for students who seek subject matter preparation for careers in elementary education. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and may apply to a credential program at a later time. Students in the Track I program have the opportunity to complete a concentration in a selected area of study.
IMPORTANT: Admission Under Impaction, for more details, refer to Impaction Criteria.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed from 12:00 - 1:00)
Our office will be closed for public business from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Staff will continue to provide outstanding service to our students, faculty, and community members during our regular business hours. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
All first semester students, including freshman and transfer students, are required to attend either an advising appointment or workshop with a Liberal Studies advisor prior to registration for the Spring 2014 semester.
Transfer Fall Advising: The department will be holding Transfer Fall Advising appointments from October 8th through November 1st.
Beginning Monday, October 7th, please visit the Liberal Studies office (AS-133) in order to schedule an appointment.
Freshman Fall Advising: You are required to attend a Freshman Fall Advising workshop at the Department of Liberal Studies from November 5th thru November 18th.
Beginning Monday, October 28th, please visit the Liberal Studies office (AS-133) in order to sign-up for a workshop.
Attending one of these appointments or workshops will ensure that your “hold” will be lifted in time for spring registration, allowing you to register for classes. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Walk-In Advising for December 2nd thru December 6th
Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Hours are subject to change. It is suggested that you check this website http://www.ced.csulb.edu/liberalstudies or call to verify hours prior to coming to campus for advising.
Office: Academic Services (AS), Room 133
Declaring Liberal Studies as a Major
Students interesting in learning about the Liberal Studies programs are encouraged to come in during walk-in hours to speak with an advisor. Walk-in hours are listed above.
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