Prepare for a career as an elementary school teacher in California with the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Inspired Teaching and Learning and a Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (California). You’ll be dedicated to inspiring all K-12 learners by emphasizing social emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The BA Interdisciplinary Studies program introduces candidates to essential knowledge, connections across the disciplines, and applies knowledge of life beyond the university. The program and courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
*Please note: Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.
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.
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