The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree program provides a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills for future teachers and those entering a variety of other professions. Our experienced faculty create a stimulating interdisciplinary learning environment for you to explore a broad range of topics. Our new California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC www.ctc.ca.gov)-approved program incorporates courses that will allow you to waive the CSET multiple subject exam. We’ve also developed pathways in the field of STEM with our science concentration to expand your teaching career opportunities to the middle and high school grades.
- A challenging and supportive academic environment
- Cohorts groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
- Cohort of 12-24 adults progress through the program together
- Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
- Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
- New program incorporates courses that allow you to waive the multiple subject CSET exam
Never has the need for effective educators been greater. Liberal arts degree graduates are prepared for a variety of fields, including private and public education, business and industry, government agencies and nonprofit and faith-based organizations. This program will also equip you to pursue your credential or graduate studies within education. Currently, our graduates are serving as teachers, school counselors and school administrators, as well as in law enforcement, business and industry, county and local government, non-profit and faith-based agencies.
Laura Gonzalez, Ed.D.
Allen Carden, Ph.D.
- Application form
- $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
- Official high school transcripts, GED or AA/AS degree
- Official college transcripts
- 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
- Minimum 2.4 GPA
- 2 years post-secondary experience
- HIST 122 Western Civilization I
- MATH 136 Mathematical I
- MATH 137 Mathematical I
*These co-requisite courses are required for graduation and it is strongly recommended that students complete these courses prior to beginning the cohort.
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information
Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T) to Liberal Arts B.A.
BA courses fulfilled through ADT:
- All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
- BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
- MATH 136 Mathematics Concepts I (3)
- This program is offered as evening accelerated
ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.
|BIB 314||Jesus and the Christian Community Credits 3 take prior to BIB||438|
Additional General Education Requirements
See General Education: Degree Completion Students
|MATH 136||Mathematics Concepts I Credits||3|
|MATH 137||Mathematics Concepts II Credits||3|
|HIST 122||Western Civilization I Credits||3|
Required Courses (40 Units)
All of the following courses must be completed at FPU
|LA 381||Introduction to Teaching Credits||3|
|ART 301||Art Fundamentals Credits||3|
|HIST 421||American Ethnicity and Pluralism Credits||3|
|HIST 441||California History and Politics Credits||3|
|LIT 467||Literature for Children and Young Adults Credits||3|
|LANG 331||Linguistics and Modern Grammar Credits||3|
|LANG 311||Principles of Language Acquisition Credits||3|
|BIB 438||Biblical Perspectives for Educators Credits||3|
|PSY 352||Advanced Child Growth and Development Credits||3|
|THTR 357||Creative Drama Credits||3|
|KIN 321||Theory of Physical Education Credits||3|
|LA 415||Senior Research Seminar Credits||4|
Science Concentration (Optional)
|BIOL 125||Introduction to Biology Credits||3|
|CHEM 100||Introductory Chemistry Credits||3|
|PHYS 106||Physical Science Credits||4|
|PHYS 151||Geology and Planet Earth Credits 3Science concentration recommended for students pursuing Multiple Subject Credential Program after graduation. **Students can transfer equivalent course from Community College towards Science *||Concentration.|
Elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Arts minimum.
State authorization is a federal requirement in the HigherEducation Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which online programs are offered. Fresno Pacific University works regularly with individual state authorization agencies to meet each state's requirements. Currently, Fresno Pacific University has received authorization to offer online degree programs in all but six states: Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
For the latest updates on the status of FPU's authorization in your state, contact your FPU Admissions representative.