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LSRC

  1. 1. Liberal Studies Program<br />Preparing Teachers for the Classrooms of Tomorrow<br />
  2. 2. CSUF Liberal Studies<br />One of the largest teacher preparation programs in the state <br />
  3. 3. CSUF Liberal Studies<br />One of the single largest majors on campus<br />
  4. 4. Liberal Studies Program<br />Housed in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development<br />
  5. 5. Liberal Studies Program<br />Represents academic coursework from schools and departments across campus <br />
  6. 6. How Many Academic Areas?All of These!<br />Language <br />Literature <br />Communication<br />History <br />Mathematics<br />Sciences <br />Social Sciences <br />Humanities <br />Visual and Performing Arts <br />Physical Education<br />Human Development <br />
  7. 7. Meeting State Standards<br />All academic areas must meet standards for teacher preparation<br />CCTC – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing<br />
  8. 8. Exemplary Blended Program <br />Courses in the program “blend” discipline-specific content with pedagogy and best educational practices<br /><ul><li>Meets all state subject matter requirements for teaching at the elementary school level.</li></li></ul><li>Articulation Agreements<br />Program articulates with community colleges through a state-wide agreement within the entire CSU system. <br />
  9. 9. Liberal Studies Review Committee<br />About LSRC:<br />University-wide Committee<br />14 Committee members<br />22 Lead Faculty members<br />22 Departments represented<br />5 Colleges represented<br />Monthly or Bi-monthly meetings<br />
  10. 10. Tradition of Collaboration <br />Departments and schools from across campus collaborate to develop this exemplary program<br />Developed one of the first “blended” Liberal Studies major programs<br />became a model for other institutions<br />
  11. 11. What Does LSRC Do?<br />Annual Articulation Conference with feeder Community Colleges<br />Reviews course syllabi within the Liberal Studies major<br />State CCTC Subject Matter Requirements <br />NCATE regulations <br />Supports faculty development of “blended” courses that combine pedagogy and content<br />
  12. 12. What Does LSRC Do?<br />Advises departments regarding assessment of Liberal Studies major courses and pedagogical issues (e.g. Math 100).<br />Advises departments/schools of changes in curriculum requirements or possible fluctuation in demand for courses. <br />
  13. 13. Points of Advocacy<br />Due to state regulations the “Blended” major offers little flexibility in what courses Liberal Studies majors must take.<br />
  14. 14. Points of Advocacy<br />Support and stability of the courses in the major have been carefully orchestrated through the process of collaboration among many schools and departments.<br />
  15. 15. Points of Advocacy<br />Academic departments need to be aware of requirements of the Liberal Studies Major and how course offerings affect the ability for students to fulfill graduation requirements.<br />
  16. 16. Points of Advocacy<br />Funding? <br />Support for annual conference <br />Advisory board meeting<br />Salaries <br />Advising & Administrative Support <br />Operating budget<br />Support from academic departments and colleges for required courses in the major<br />
  17. 17. Preparing Future Teachers – Our Primary Goal!<br />

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