Liberal Arts - Elementary Subject Matter Education

Contact Information

Chair: Joanne Benschop

Dean: Michael Fino

Office: Building OCT550, 760.795.6881

Full-Time Faculty

Joanne Benschop

Academic and Career Pathway: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Associate in Arts Degree

Liberal Arts - Elementary Subject Matter Education

This program is specifically geared to the Cal State San Marcos Liberal Studies major. It incorporates subject requirements for the Elementary Subject Matter (ESM) and Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) teaching tracks. All CSU general education certification areas are addressed. There can be no course substitutions on this degree. Upon completion of this degree, students will be prepared to enter the CSUSM Liberal Studies program. Upon completion of that program, students will be waived from the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) testing requirements for admission to a California Multiple Subject credential program.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon successful completion of this program, students will demonstrate proficiency in lower-division academic content areas required for subject matter competency for elementary teaching credential students.
Foundation
EDUC 115Foundations of Teaching as a Profession3
Critical Thinking - Select one course.3-4
Argumentation
Critical Thinking, Composition, and Literature
Critical Thinking, Composition, and Literature (Honors)
Critical Thinking and Composition
Critical Thinking and Composition (Honors)
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Logic (Honors)
Critical Reading and Thinking
History and Social Science - Four courses required.13
World History to 1500
World History to 1500 (Honors)
United States History to 1877
United States History to 1877 (Honors)
World Geography
American Institutions and History
Human Development3
Child and Adolescent Growth and Development
Language - Two courses required.7
English Language Structure and Function
Elementary French (First Semester)
Elementary German (First Semester)
Elementary Italian (First Semester)
Elementary Japanese (First Semester)
Elementary Spanish (First Semester)
Mathematics - Two courses required.6
Concepts and Structures of Elementary Mathematics I
Concepts and Structures of Elementary Mathematics II
Physical Education3
Physical Education in the Elementary School
Science - Three courses required.10
Introductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lecture/Lab)
Introductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lecture)
Earth and Space Science
Physical Geography
Introduction to Physical Science: Physics and Chemistry
Speaking, Reading and Literature - Three courses required.10
Public Speaking
Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Composition and Reading
Composition and Reading (Honors)
Introduction to Literature
Visual and Performing Arts - Two courses required.6
A Survey of World Music
Drawing and Composition
Design and Color
Drawing and Composition II
3D Design
Choreography
Acting I
Music Theory I
Total Units64-65