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Mission Statement

The Liberal Studies program is intended for individuals who wish to become multiple subject teachers.  Its purpose is to educate beginning teachers who are well grounded in the wide-ranging subject matter that will prepare them, along with the profession training they will receive in the credential program, to become effective teachers. Conscious as we are of our location in a major urban center, with a highly diverse public school population, we take as our guiding mission a commitment to providing high-quality academic, pre-professional preparation for a diverse group of future teachers who will assume roles of effective teaching, mentoring, and leadership in California's classrooms. Academic excellence and commitment to the values of diversity, community, and collaboration distinguish the vision behind the Liberal Studies Program.