Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Elementary Teaching Preparation Emphasis – ETE Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 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. 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.

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 (24-25)
  • Electives (12) 

University Electives: 9 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Interdisciplinary Humanities - Select One: 3
Thought and Image: Humanities  
Critical Animal Studies  
Social Justice Themes in the Interdisciplinary Humanities  
Life Science (3 units) 1 3
Literature and Culture (3 units) 2 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
LS 300GW Perspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Communication Studies (3-4 units) 3 3-4
Physical Science (3 units) 4 3
Integrated Social Sciences (6 units) - Select Two 5 6
Third Semester
Visual Studies - Select One: 3
Comics and Culture  
Thought and Image: Creative Arts  
Social Movements & the Arts for Future Teachers (SJ)  
Electives (12 units) - Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
LS 690 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar (Major Capstone) 3
Electives (12 units) - Take Two 6 6
University Electives - Take Two 6
 Total Units60