Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies - Elementary Teacher Preparation 

The associate of arts degree in liberal studies - elementary teacher preparation is designed to provide students who intend to enroll in a baccalaureate teacher preparation program with a pattern of coursework necessary to transition into upper division course requirements. The program develops competencies in critical thinking and communication, both spoken and written, and incorporates the elementary subject matter requirements established by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

  • Complete the prescribed pattern of general education courses (23 units).
  • Complete the major core requirements (29 units).
  • Complete a total of 60 associate degree applicable units.


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Maria Ayala
ESL Student

"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."

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Last Modified Jun 30, 2017