Liberal Studies majors who are interested in teaching elementary school should begin to gather information about teaching credential programs during their Sophmore and Junior years. Students who plan to become teachers should strongly consider choosing the Teacher Preparation option for the Liberal Studies' major.
Students need to take the CBEST and the CSET before applying to teaching credential programs; these exams can be taken while students are undergraduates. CSU East Bay does not currently offer the Multiple Subject waiver.
When students complete their B.A.s with the Liberal Studies major, they may apply for the MS (Multiple Subject) Teaching Credential Program offered by the Teacher Education Department, a 1-year post-bac program starting in Summer term every year. After completing the Credential Program, they are qualified for the California Teaching Credential for teaching in k-8 elementary schools in California.
Please visit the Credential Student Service Center at this site http://www.csueastbay.edu/cssc/ for program and application details.