The mission of the BS in Liberal Studies program is to help students use interdisciplinary study to demonstrate an understanding for and appreciation of continued, life-long learning – an essential component in being a successful professional. This major provides a path for a Bachelor’s degree for students who will pursue licensure in Special Education PK-12 at the graduate level or who have decided not to pursue elementary or elementary/middle licensure.
In addition to the multi-disciplinary Civitae Core requirements, Liberal Studies students take advanced courses in English, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science. Liberal Studies students choose one of two concentrations: Special Education PK-12 pre-licensure or Non-licensure.
Students in the Special Education PK-12 pre-licensure concentration intend to seek teacher licensure as part of the Master in Education program, concentration in Special Education: General Curriculum 5th Year K-12. Licensure occurs after completion of the Master’s degree. Students who choose not to complete the fifth year of the program will not be licensed to teach. At the undergraduate level, the concentration includes a professional component comprised of an array of methods classes, Practicum, Partnership and Student Teaching.
Students in the Non-licensure concentration take additional coursework that includes specialized courses in a minor of their choice.