For the Elementary School teaching pathway, a Liberal Studies major is the best choice at CSUSM. The Liberal Studies major, in addition to preparing you for the Multiple Subject Credential (MSC) Program, waives the requirement to take CSET I–III if a student achieves a 2.67 overall GPA.
The Liberal Studies major offers two pathway options for earning a credential:
- The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) begins freshman year, and students complete the Liberal Studies degree concurrently with teaching credential classes. Program completion takes four year and may include summer classes.
- The Elementary Subject Matter (ESM) option leads to a Liberal Studies, B.A. degree followed by the multiple subject credential program. Total completion time takes 5 years.
The Teaching Credential program you will apply for is the Multiple Subject program.