Students interested in elementary or special education should select one of the
Teacher Preparation Options instead of the General Studies Option.
The waiver programs are meant for those students interested in a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This major is different in the way students prepare for transfer. It is not appropriate for the students to follow any other G.E pattern than the one outlined below. By completing these requirements, students waive taking the National Teachers Exam. In those circumstances, where there is no equivalent math course, the student should take a college level math course in order to be admitted to the university. The requirements for CSU Northridge are available in the Transfer Center. The only University of California campus that offers his major/program is Riverside and the requirements are also available in the Transfer Center. Also see the links to ASSIST on the index page.

CSU Northridge
Liberal Studies - Teacher Prep
CSUN Liberal Studies Teacher Prep (pdf)
Note: This program satisfies CSUN General Education
and Title V requirements. Students intending to
transfer as Liberal Studies majors should NOT follow
a CSU General Education Certification or IGETC plan.

The ITEP-Junior Option is for students who would
like to earn their BA
and credential simultaneously.

Admission to the Credential program requires an overall GPA of 2.75, among other requirements.

Select one course for each requirement
Freshman Composition
ENGL 101
Critical Reasoning
ENGL 104, PHIL 117
Speech Communication
SPCH 101
Real Number System
MATH 138
Biology and Lab
BIO 122
Physical Science
PHYSCI 131
Introduction to Literature
ENGL 102, 105, 106, 109, 110, 122, 123, 124
SPAN 127
Performing & Visual Arts
MUSIC 120
ART 101, 108 or 109, 115
T ART 107
Other acceptable courses
ART/MUS 110, ART 102
World Geography
GEOG 102 or 103
World Histroy
HIST 107 and 108
US History
HIST 117
Government
POL S 101 and 106 or 105 and 106
Child Development
CHLDV 135
Linguistics
ANTHR 105 or LING 101

Interdisciplinary Specialization
Choose one of five specializations. Below is a list of  the specializations and the course(s) available at community college.

  • Language Arts or Literacy for the Future of LA
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
    Choose 3 - 4 units from the following
    ASTRO 120, 102
    CHEM 114
    Choose 2-4 units from the following
    BIOL 120, 121
    GEOL 101 and 111, 105
  • Arts Specialization: Track A: The Arts OR Track B: Art The following course is applicable to Track B: Art
    ART 150 or 151

CSU Fullerton
Elementary Education Plan
Select one of the following:
ENGL 105, 106, 122, 123

CSU Northridge
Liberal Studies - Interdisciplinary Studies
Students interested in elementary or special education should select one of the Teacher Preparation Options instead of the Interdisciplinary Studies Option.
Philosophy and Culture: Select one course
PHILO 101, 120, 113
Social Science: Select one course
POL S 103
PSYCH 101
SOC 101
Foreign Language: Select one course
ARMEN 101, ALS 101, FREN 101, GERM 101
ITAL 101, JAPAN 101, SPAN 101

Students choose one of six specialization:

  • The Humanities
    Select one of the following
    ART 101, 115, 108 or 109
    MUSIC 120
    TART 107
  • Human Rights
    Requires SOC 101 from above courses
  • Sustainability
  • Russian Studies
    Requires CSUN RUSS 101 as prerequisite
  • China Studies
    Requires CSUN CHINA 101 as prerequisite
  • Interdisciplinary Specialization or Minor


CSU Los Angeles

Liberal Studies
What is Liberal Studies (pdf)
CSULA Liberal Studies Teacher Prep (pdf)
CSULA Depth Areas (pdf)

ENGL 104 - University Requirement
Option I - Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society
Option II - Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Prep.

Core Courses for Option II and III
HIST 108, 107
MATH 138, 136
BIOL 122
PHY 110 or PHSCI 131
CHEM 110
ASTRO 110
GEOL 101

Cal Poly Pomona
Liberal Studies
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
SPCH 101
PHY SCI 131
BIOL 122
MATH 138
MUSIC 101
PHILO 101
ENGL 122
POL SCI 101
HIST 110, 108, 107
PSYCH 106
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GEOG 102
HIST 109

San Diego State University
Liberal Studies
SPCH 101
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
HIST 117
POL S 105 and 106
PSYCH 101 and 106


NOTE: AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TRANSFER ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED TO CHECK WITH A COUNSELOR OR THE TRANSFER CENTER FOR CURRENT TRANSFER INFORMATION.

Last updated: 7/24/2013 10:36:06 AM