Liberal Studies

La Verne’s Liberal Studies major is an undergraduate Subject Matter Preparation Program, primarily for individuals seeking a career in Elementary Education (Grades K-6).

La Verne’s program is unique in that the curriculum includes the practical application for teaching subject‐matter content areas in elementary and middle school classrooms. Liberal Studies graduates are well‐versed in educational philosophies and practices, making for an easy transition to a teaching credential program. Graduates from the Liberal Studies Program with a 3.0 GPA in the major and a 2.75 overall GPA will meet the entrance requirements of La Verne’s Teaching Credential Program.

For more than 75 years, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership has been developing outstanding education professionals. Here, students and faculty are partners in the learning process, pursuing the shared goal of developing the highest quality teachers for our communities. Academic quality, student service, field experience and CSET Preparation are all unique components of the Liberal Studies Program at La Verne.

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Admission Contact – La Verne Campus

Ruth Lindhorst
Coordinating Advisor
(909) 448-4317
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Curriculum & Tuition

Course listing
Tuition: $720 per semester hour

Start Dates

Fall 2014: August 25
Fall II Term 2014: November 3
Winter 2015: January 5
Spring 2015: March 23
Summer 2015: June 8

Locations Offered

La Verne Campus
La Verne, Accelerated Programs for Adults
San Luis Obispo
Moorpark College
Ventura College