BA in Liberal Studies (Physical Education)
Units required for Major: 100-103
Minimum total units required for BA: 120
The Liberal Studies program is an interdisciplinary major, which encompasses a wide variety of areas of knowledge in a multidisciplinary curriculum. The program provides a broad academic program that encourages academic excellence, diversity, community, and collaboration. There are two tracks in the Liberal Studies Program, the traditional program, and the nontraditional program. The traditional program is a multidisciplinary major designed for students who intend to become K-8 or special education teachers in California, and it has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Its purpose is to provide beginning teachers with a strong grounding in the wide ranging subject matter that will be needed to be effective teachers. The nontraditional program is designed for students who are interested in a multidisciplinary major, but who do not necessarily plan to become teachers.
Advisors meet at least once each semester with students to provide a hands-on approach to learning. The Liberal Studies major is also an excellent preparation for careers in public service, management, counseling, law, librarianship, medicine, and professional or graduate education in business.
Minimum Grade Requirement
A minimum grade of "C-" is required in all courses applied to the Liberal Studies major.
Requirements for Concentrations (Traditional Program)
All concentrations require a minimum of 12 units, 3 of which may overlap with the core course requirements (except for concentration in multicultural studies). Students who wish to complete requirements for a supplementary authorization in any CCTC-approved discipline, which allows them to teach that subject in grades K-9, should see an advisor for important information.
Requirements for Non-traditional Program
Students who are following the nontraditional program will complete a minor instead of a concentration. Please talk to an advisor for more information.
|Core Requirements for traditional program (88 Units) 1|
|Reading, Language and Literature|
|COMS 5||The Communication Experience||3|
|ENGL 5||Accelerated Academic Literacies||3|
|ENGL 16||Structure Of English||3|
|ENGL 20||College Composition II 2||3|
|ENGL 116A||Studies in Applied Linguistics||3|
|ENGL 116B||Children's Literary Classics||3|
|MATH 17||An Introduction to Exploration, Conjecture, and Proof in Mathematics||3|
|MATH 107A||Fundamental Mathematical Concepts||3|
|MATH 107B||Fundamental Mathematical Concepts||3|
|BIO 7||Introduction to the Science of Biology||4|
|CHEM 106||Chemical Concepts||3|
|GEOL 8||Earth Science||3|
|GEOL 8T||Earth Science Lab for Teachers||1|
|PHYS 107||Conceptual Physics and Scientific Inquiry||4|
|Social Science and Humanities|
|GEOG 100||Themes In World Geography||3|
|GOVT 1||Essentials Of Government||3|
|HIST 17A||United States History, 1607-1877 ||3|
|HIST 50||World Civilizations, Beginnings-1600||3|
|HIST 132||Topics In World History||3|
|HIST 187||Topics in United States History 1600-1900||3|
|or ECON 104||Introduction to the United States Economy|
|LBST 110||California Studies||3|
|Visual and Performing Arts|
|ART 133||Art Education for Children||3|
|MUSC 101||Experiences In Music||3|
|THEA 118||Children's Theatre||3|
|KINS 172||Movement Education||3|
|HLSC 136||School Health Education||2|
|CHDV 35||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|HRS 162||American Space and Identity||3|
|or MATH 107C||Elementary Mathematics and the Learning Process|
|CHDV 35F||Human Development and Elementary Field Experience||2|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Cooperative Education Experience|
|Tutoring Children in Mathematics|
Tutoring Children in Mathematics: Practicum
|Tutoring Children in Reading|
Tutoring Children in Reading Practicum
|Summative Assessment Requirement|
|Students who complete the Liberal Studies major must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) 4|
|Requirements for Concentrations (for traditional program) (12-15 Units)|
|Select one of the following concentrations:||12 - 15|
United States History
The Core Requirements for the nontraditional program are similar to the Core Requirements for the traditional program except there are a number of substitutions that can be made. Please see an advisor for more information.
Course to meet critical thinking requirement. See advisor for specific options.
Students who complete a mathematics concentration may substitute MATH 30, MATH 31, and MATH 35 for the above requirements. In addition, there are other ways of completing a concentration in mathematics. For further information on a concentration in mathematics, please consult the mathematics advisor in Liberal Studies.
In compliance with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing standards, in order to receive subject matter competency certification, students who complete the Liberal Studies major must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).
Note: Students will need to meet the foreign language graduation requirement in effect as per their catalog year.
Concentration in Physical Education
|Fundamental and Creative Movement Skills (6 Units)|
|KINS 138||Teaching Strategies in Physical Education||3|
|KINS 172||Movement Education||3|
|Human Movement, Motor Development and/or Motor Learning (3 Units)|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Exercise and Sport Physiology|
|Perceptual Motor Development|
|Introduction to Adapted Physical Education|
|Team Sport (3 Units)|
|KINS 145||Pro Act III - Team Sports||3|
|Individual, Dual, Nontraditional, Global Sport and Games (1-2 Units)|
|Select one from the following:||1 - 2|
|PRO ACT I - Dual Sports|
|PRO ACT IV Individual Sports|
|ProAct V - Nontraditional Games and Sports|
|Professional Activities of Health and Skill Related Fitness|
Note: Students must complete the above classes for this concentration. A total of 10 upper division units (one in each category) must be completed for the supplemental authorization credential for Physical Education. (This allows teachers to teach physical education in grades K-9.) A grade of "C" or higher is required in every course to meet this requirement for a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved Supplementary Authorization (if still available).