Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a California Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher at the elementary level. The BA in interdisciplinary studies 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 Sanford College of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary theory and the practice of critical thinking for the collection, validation, analysis, and synthesis of historical data and new information.
  • Explain the integration of knowledge in a global contact and engage in collaborative research across disciplines.
  • Identify and appreciate the cultural perspectives of world view.
  • Use information communications technology for knowledge sharing and the interdisciplinary approach.


To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Inspired Teaching and Learning Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (California), 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 a minimum 70.5 units of 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. All candidates must meet Californias Basic Skills Requirement and Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) prior to starting the multiple subject credential method courses. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation as well as the Sanford College of Education Credential Information section of the catalog. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Preparation for the Major (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (26 courses; 112.5 quarter units)
Interdisciplinary Study Core Requirements (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper Division Requirements (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)