BA Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Preparation Roadmap

135 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 129

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
Select One (Reading, Language, and Literature; A1): 3
First-Year Experience (AERM)
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Oral Communication - Multilingual
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (Reading, Language, and Literature; A2) 1 3
ERTH 110 Our Dynamic Earth (Science, B1, ES) 3
HIST 120 History of the U.S. through Reconstruction (History and Social Science, D2, USH) 3
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System (Mathematics) 2 3
Spring Semester
Select One (Visual and Performing Arts, C1): 3
Western Art History I
Western Art History II
Latina/o/x Visual Culture (AERM, SJ)
BIOL 100 Human Biology (Science, B2, SJ) 3
Select One (Interdisciplinary Studies, E): 3
Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom
Self, Place, and Knowing: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry
HIST 114 World History to 1500 (History and Social Science, D1, GP) 3
MATH 265 Advanced Number Systems (Mathematics) 2 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
CAD 210 Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development (Human Development, D1) 3
HIST 115 World History Since 1500 (History and Social Science, D1, GP) 3
LS 209 Physical Sciences for Elementary School Teachers (Science, B3) 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability (Mathematics) 2 3
GE Area A3: Critical Thinking 3 3
Spring Semester
Select One (Science): 3
Biology for Today's World (UD-B, ES)
Future of the Forests (UD-B, ES, GP)
Select One (Science): 3
Extreme Weather in a Warming World (UD-B, ES, GP)
Science and Culture for Future Elementary School Teachers (UD-B)
HUM/AMST 225 Values in American Life (Interdisciplinary Studies, C2, AERM) 3
LS 300GW Perspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR (Interdisciplinary Studies) 3
SLHS 655 Language Development (Reading, Langauge, and Literature, UD-D) 3
Third Year
Summer Semester
Select One (Elementary Education and Credential): 3
Bilingual Education in the U.S.: A History of Struggle, Resistance, and Achievement (UD-D)
Social, Cultural, and Historical Foundations of Education
E ED 756 Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase I (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
ITEC 711 Instructional Computing in Elementary Schools (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
Fall Semester
E ED 655 Hands-on Undergraduate Science Education Experience (Science) 3
E ED 687 Seminar: Field Experience (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
Select One (Required only of candidates in the bilingual authorization): 0-3
Chinese Heritage Language for the Bilingual Teacher Candidates
Spanish Heritage Language for the Bilingual Teacher: I
Select One (Elementary Education and Credential): 3
Teaching Reading and Language Arts - Chinese Bilingual
Teaching Reading and Language Arts: K-5
Ethnic Studies - Select One 4 3
GE Area C 3
Spring Semester
E ED 681 Teaching Language and Literature with Elementary and Middle School Students (Reading, Langauge, and Literature; UD-C) 3
E ED 777 Curriculum and Instruction in Science (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
E ED 784 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (CLAD Emphasis) (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
E ED 786 Seminar in Developmental Teaching and Learning (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
HIST 450 History of California (History and Social Sciences, UD-D, CSLG) 3
GE Area F ± 3
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
E ED 450 Art and Learning (Visual and Performing Arts, UD-C, SJ) 3
KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education: K-5 (Physical Ed) 3
Fall Semester
Select One (Visual and Performing Arts): 3
Dance Aesthetics: Cultural/Historical Perspectives (UD-C, GP)
Social Movements & the Arts for Future Teachers (SJ)
E ED 737 Teaching Social Studies, Social Justice, and Literacy: Grades 3-6 (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
E ED 747 Teaching Practicum Phase II (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
LS 690 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar (Interdisciplinary Studies) 3
RPT 280 Developmental Play Processes (Human Development, D1) 3
Spring Semester
E ED 748 Teaching Practicum Phase III (Elementary Education and Credential) 3-7
E ED 758 Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase III (Elementary Education and Credential) 3
MUS 601 Music for Children (Visual and Performing Arts) 3
LS 403/COMM 557 Performance and Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Educators (Visual and Performing Arts, SJ) 3
 Total Units135-142

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


GE Area B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) is satisfied upon completion of MATH 165, MATH 265, and MATH 565.*


GE Area A3 Recommended Courses:

AA S 110 Critical Thinking and the Asian American Experience (3 units) (A3, AERM)

ETHS 110/RRS 110 Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience (3 units) (A3, AERM)

LTNS 110 Critical Thinking and the Rhetoric of Latinas/os/x in the 21st Century (3 units) (A3, AERM, SJ)


Ethnic Studies (3 units)

Select One:








Complementary Studies

To fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement, all students completing a B.A. degree must take 12 units from courses outside of the primary prefix of their major and not cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major. This requirement is automatically fulfilled when completing the Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Preparation major.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.