Humanities Department

BA - Liberal Studies, Integrated Teacher Education Program

The Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation - Integrated Teacher Education Program (LSTP-ITEP) combines the study of academic subjects aligned to California standards for the K-8 curriculum with professional preparation courses and field experiences leading to a preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (MSC). Successful completion of this ITEP leads to both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

The Liberal Studies, Integrated Teacher Education Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for waiver of the subject matter examination (CSET for Multiple Subjects) required to earn a teaching credential.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements8
Core Lower Division General Education6
Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Consult Major Advisor for department recommended coursework to meet GE requirement.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Requirements of the Major90
Reading, Language and Literature18
EDEL 108A. Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts3
EDTE 162. Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners3
ENGL 001A. First Year WritingA23
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
ENGL 001B also accepted for Transfer Students.
ENGL 112A. Children's Literature3
LING 107. Patterns of English3
History and Social Science24
AMS 001A. American Cultures to 1877C1+D26
AMS 001B. American Cultures 1877 to presentC2+D3+US1236
LSTP 010. Chronicles of EducationC23
LSTP 139. Education and (In)EqualityS3
SOCS 139. World History for TeachersV3
Complete one course from:
SOCS 137. California History for Teachers3
SOCS 138. US History for TeachersS3
MATH 012. Number SystemsB43
MATH 105. Concepts in Mathematics, Probability, Statistics3
MATH 106. Intuitive Geometry3
BIOL 021. Human BiologyB2+B33
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
ENVS 158. Environmental Education3
GEOL 103. Earth Systems and the EnvironmentR3
PHYS 001. Elementary PhysicsB13
Visual and Performing Arts9
CA 070. Visual & Media Arts for K-8 Teachers3
CA 075. Performing Arts for K-8 Teachers3
CA 177. Interdisciplinary Arts for Teaching3
Physical Education and Health3
CHAD 149. Child Health and Physical Activity3
Human Development3
Complete one course from:
CHAD 060. Child DevelopmentE3
CHAD 070. Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyE3
Advanced Writing3
HUM 100W. Writing in the Humanities & Interdisciplinary ArtsZ3
Field Study6
LSTP 085A. Fieldwork in Humanities A1
LSTP 085B. Fieldwork in Humanities B1
LSTP 085C. Fieldwork in Humanities C1
LSTP 185. Field Experience in Humanities3
Credential Courses32
Credential Core Courses9
EDEL 102. Psychological Foundations of Education3
EDEL 294. Research and Practices in Health and Special Education3
EDTE 260. Critical Perspectives on Schooling for a Pluralist Democracy3
EDEL 108B. Curriculum: Science3
EDEL 108C. Curriculum: Social Studies3
EDEL 108D. Curriculum: Mathematics3
Student Teaching14
EDEL 143A. Beginning Student-Teaching (Phase I)4
EDEL 143B. Advanced Student-Teaching (Phase II)10

Total Units:130

  • All freshmen and transfer students enter as Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation majors. Students apply for the ITEP in the first semester of their junior year. Applicants must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission.
  • All courses required for the credential must be completed with a grade of C or higher, unless otherwise noted. The cumulative GPA for all credential courses must be 3.0 or higher.