Major in Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
Cal Lutheran's liberal studies students know why they're here: they're going to become teachers. And they do, serving as master teachers and administrators in public, private and parochial schools.
Prospective elementary school teachers are able to begin their preparation at CLU by majoring in Liberal Studies. The program provides students with the educational breadth and depth necessary to enter teacher credentialing programs at the graduate level and eventually teach in today's K-12 classroom.
A collaborative endeavor between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education, the Liberal Studies program requires that students take courses from ten departments including English, Math, Science, History, Philosophy, Physical Education, Music, Art, Theatre Arts and Education. Most of the required courses are designed with the prospective elementary teacher in mind.
Students also engage in in-depth study in a selected discipline as part of the program. The Liberal Studies major provides students with approximately 200 hours of field work in local school where students are able to apply skills and strategies acquired in their studies.
Our students are introduced to California's Teacher Performance Expectations and leave our program well equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary for success in graduate level teacher education.
View more information on CLU's Graduate School of Education.
Michael McCambridge, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Director of Liberal Studies
Mariana Robles-Dalany, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360