Lead Faculty: Dr. Patricia Dickenson
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (California) provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher at the elementary level. The program introduces candidates to essential knowledge, connections across the disciplines, and applies knowledge of life beyond the University. This degree program gives candidates an enriched and thought-provoking curriculum that incorporates content across subject areas and with specific educational methodology courses. This program prepares candidates for professional work as multiple subject teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment. For additional information on credential requirements, please see the School of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University and 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, including the university General Education. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Candidates must demonstrate subject-matter competency through a state-approved examination. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.