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Department of Liberal Studies

College of Education Update Regarding COVID-19

Considerations surrounding novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, are evolving rapidly. For the remainder of the semester, many staff will be asked to continue to work remotely most days. Therefore, College of Education offices will not be open for in-person services. Please continue to check the CSULB COVID-19 website for up-to-date information on the evolving situation.

Email Advising

Students can email the Liberal Studies Academic Advisors at All Academic Advisors have access to this account and check regularly.

Advising Appointments

Students will have the opportunity to schedule Zoom/Phone Advising Appointments through Single-Sign-On. The Advisor you schedule with will reach out with the Zoom Meeting ID information to join. Be sure to check your emails for confirmation details.

"Drop In" Advising

All drop-in advising for Liberal Studies and Teacher Credentialing will be held via Zoom (available in single sign on or by phone). Before joining the Zoom session, make sure you have access to a computer or your phone with an enabled microphone. If you do not have an enabled microphone, then be prepared to type/chat accordingly with the Advisor.

Online Video Advising Session​ 

Freshmen Mandatory Advising

In-person workshops have been temporarily halted and have been moved to online formats. Students have been emailed with directions.

Freshman Advising in Three Easy Steps: 
1. Read through the Content Modules in the 'Liberal Studies' BeachBoard. 
2. Complete a Short Assessment via the "Quiz" tab.
3. Upon Completion, Students receive their personal Academic Evaluations with Recommended Course Suggestions for Fall 2020, by email. And your registration hold will be released!

Questions or Trouble-Shooting? Email or Join a Zoom Q&A Session (listed on BeachBoard).

Liberal Studies is the 'Elementary Education' Major at CSULB and is home to students who wish to pursue one of two undergraduate program pathways: a B.A. in Liberal Studies (BA), or our Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) with a Teaching Credential embedded into Senior Year. Students in the ITEP pathway may choose to either pursue their BA and Multiple Subject Credential, or they may pursue the Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) pathway which includes an Education Specialist Credential as well within a 5-year period. Students in either of these programs can also earn a Bilingual Authorization alongside, if desired. Information on these program pathways within Liberal Studies is located throughout our website.

We pride ourselves on offering rigorous coursework with committed faculty, early clinical experiences in local elementary and middle schools, and hands-on advising that begins even before you arrive to campus.  

You are welcome here and we encourage you to get involved. The Liberal Studies Student Association (LSSA) meets several times per semester and is a great place to meet and socialize with peers. The College of Education Student Association (COESA) is open to Liberal Studies students as well as other students in the college's many graduate programs. Aside from student organizations, the Department hosts events for our students, including our Annual End-of-Summer "Back-To-School" Event for incoming students and their families, as well as our annual Graduation Celebration on the day of the Commencement ceremony on campus. And we are happy to announce new support for our students, our Peer Mentors and Graduate Mentor/Advisor, who are all vital assets in continuing to build a strong student community.

We welcome you to explore our program, along with all of the amazing opportunities and resources for future educators. Go Beach! Go Teach!

Dr. Corinne Martinez

Liberal Studies Department Chair

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