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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Emphasis in Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP-MS), B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences

(Major Code: 49012) (SIMS Code: 331926)

ITEP Admission Requirements

Students apply for admission to the liberal studies major with an emphasis in integrated teacher education program (ITEP-MS) during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students who qualify for admission the summer prior to their junior year must have a GPA of 2.7 or better, passing scores on the CBEST, a documented field experience, and a completed program application.

Additional Requirements for Subject Matter Preparation Certification

Certification of subject matter competency by the liberal studies program requires completion of all CSET-aligned courses with grades of C (2.0) or better and cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better. If a course is repeated, the highest grade will count. (See Policies and Procedures for CSET Waiver available on program website.)

Preparation for the Major

(60 units)

Complete 46 units of lower division core plus the courses listed below. These courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better and may not be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC).

Lower Division Core

(43 units)

Refer to requirements listed in the major. The ITEP-MS emphasis will replace Area II.C. with the following:

C. Humanities

(12 units ITEP)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Complete RWS 280  or RWS 281  [or LING 281  with a grade of C (2.0) or better before taking ECL 306W  and earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience Requirement

In recognition of the increasing globalization in all sectors of world society, the Liberal Studies International Experience has been established. Students participate in designated, pre-approved study abroad experiences in a different country. Options include a variety of short term and semester formats designed to meet the needs of different students, including those with family and work responsibilities. The purpose of the experience is to increase student awareness of cross-cultural and global issues - issues that are critical to their development as future teachers and citizens in a complex, rapidly changing world. All liberal studies majors are required to participate in an international experience approved by the program director.

To meet the international experience requirement, majors must complete one of the following:

  1. A CSU Study Abroad Program;
  2. An SDSU Exchange Program;
  3. An SDSU Study Abroad Program;
  4. An SDSU Study Travel Program;


Major Including Required Focus and Option

(71 units)

Upper Division Core

(44 units)

International Experience

(1 unit)


*Students must pass the Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment prior to registering in Mathematics 312 and 313.

**Education 970 is the equivalent of Liberal Studies 498.