Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Elementary Teaching Preparation Emphasis – ETE Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education. At least 18 units of Elementary Subject Matter requirements and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
LS/AMST 200 Self, Place, and Knowing: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry (Major Core, E) 3
Select One (Life and Physical Science): 3
Biology for Today's World (UD-B, ES)  
The Violent Earth (UD-B, ES)  
Extreme Weather in a Warming World (UD-B, ES, GP)  
Select One (Interdisciplinary Humanities): 3
Contemporary Culture (UD-C, GP)  
Thought and Image: Humanities  
Comparative Form and Culture  
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15
Second Semester
COMM 554 Performance of Children's Literature (Communication Studies) 4
HIST 450 History of California (UD-D, USH) 3
LS 300GW Perspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Elementary Subject Matter 1 3
University Elective 2
 Units15
Third Semester
Select One (Visual Studies): 3
Comics and Culture  
Thought and Image: Creative Arts  
Elementary Subject Matter - Take Two 1 6
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15
Fourth Semester
LS 690 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar (Major Capstone) 3
Elementary Subject Matter - Take Two 1 6
University Electives - Take Two 6
 Units15
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9 Units

(US History, US/CA/Local Government satisfied before transfer)                                

  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Elementary Education are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements; also, because of the interdisciplinary nature of the major, students automatically fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement.

Liberal Studies Major: 42-43 Units

  • Core (6) – includes University GWAR course
  • Area Core Courses (21-22)
  • Electives (15) - Consult with department advisor about the selection of courses that fulfill Elementary Subject Matter requirements.

Note: AA-T students have completed equivalents of the following courses: CAD 210, COMM 150, E ED 250, ENG 114, ENG 250, GEOG 107, HIST 114, HIST 120, MATH 165, and PLSI 200. In addition, students have completed courses in the arts (appreciation or surveys), biology, earth science, and physical science. Advisor review needed to determine alignment with ESMRs.

University Electives: 20 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.