Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes.
Plus, you’ll find support from our dedicated education program specialists who work with you 1:1 during your 100 required hours of clinical experience (or more if required by your state) and a minimum of 12 weeks of clinical practice (or more if required by your state). Our education program specialists also help you navigate your state licensure requirements for teacher certification, and can help with questions along the way.
College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.
The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is an undergraduate degree program intended to prepare students with no prior teaching experience for initial teacher licensure. The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and student teaching above and beyond program coursework.
Requirements for licensure vary by state. See your state’s requirements.
There may be additional qualifications and/or disqualifications applicable in order to work as a teacher with any local, state or federal entity.
Liberal studies typically include a diverse selection of course offerings. This program aligns with the California multiple-subject teaching credential and helps you prepare for it.
The University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree is specifically designed to align with the California multiple subject teaching credential.
This degree is intended to prepare California residents for initial teacher licensure in California. Successful completion of the degree, in addition to meeting California state requirements, will be needed to apply for a California teaching license. See your state’s requirements.
University of Phoenix provides a great wealth of resources to support students seeking teaching credentials. In addition to the resources found on COE Central, you will have access to a program support specialist to help you navigate the credentialing process. The University also has close relationships with hundreds of California schools for field work and student teaching placements.