2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

The Interdisciplinary Educational Studies major is designed to prepare students to teach elementary school and leave our program well equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary for success in graduate level teacher education.

Bachelor’s in Education to be Allowed for Multiple Subject Credentials
On July 24, 2017, the Governor signed AB 170 amending California Education Code to allow candidates for Multiple Subject credentials to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education. All candidates for California Multiple or Single Subject teaching credentials must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education but degree majors in Education have previously been disallowed. With the signing of AB 170, beginning January 1, 2018 candidates for Multiple Subject teaching credentials only will be allowed to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education. AB 170 makes no changes to the regional accreditation requirement. Degrees must still be earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education and the institution’s regional accreditation status must have been in placed at the time the degree was earned. The Commission will provide additional guidance and information this fall.

Major Requirements for Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Major:

70 units required

Language and Literature
ENGL 111Critical Reading and Writing II3
ENGL 312The Teaching of Writing3
ENGL 316First and Second Language Acquisition4
ENGL 335Children's Literature3
History/Social Science
HIST 101World Civilization to 15004
HIST 121United States History to 18774
HIST 345California History4
PSYC 200General Psychology4
MATH 120Concepts Underlying Arithmetic4
MATH 128Topics in Liberal Arts Math4
BIOL 111/111LPrinciples of Biology and Principles of Biology Lab4
PHYS 110/110LPhysical Science for Liberal Art Majors and Physical Science Liberal Arts Majors Lab4
GEOL 111/111LPhysical Geology and Physical Geology Lab4
Visual/Performing Arts
ART 341Visual Arts in Education3
MUS 103Music for Classroom Teachers3
TA 440Creative Dramatics for Children & Youth3
Physical Education/Health
EXSC 354Elementary School Physical Education4
IES 362Career Decisions in Education4
IES 382Liberal Studies Seminar4
IES 492Iesd Internship1-4
Mandatory Minor Required
Total Hours71-74

American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL)
Completion of ASL 102 satisfies Cal Lutheran's foreign language requirement
ASL 101Beginning American Sign Language 14
ASL 102American Sign Language 24


IES 362. Career Decisions in Education. (4).

This course serves as an introduction to the teaching profession. Students who are considering a career in the field of education will become acquainted with the many facets of the teaching profession. Fieldwork in an educational setting is required. Transportation to a school site is necessary (arrangements can be made with classmates).

IES 382. Liberal Studies Seminar. (4).

The goal of the course is to identify and establish a mission and vision for teaching and learning, to introduce and explore significant issues in teaching and learning, and provide information on pursuing credential requirements. The main emphasis of this course is a minimum of 60 hours of active service in a k-6 classroom where course content is applied in working with students.

IES 402. Theories of Teaching & Learning. (4).

This course explores the cognitive, linguistic, social, moral, emotional, and physical factors affecting development, academic achievement, and behavior in children and adolescents and the teaching and learning methods that support these goals.

IES 490. Internship. (1-4).

IES 492. Iesd Internship. (1-4).



Dr. Michael McCambridge