The University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum that integrates courses and hands-on training in teaching methods. Read more about this program here.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program have the opportunity to gain a firm grasp of math, science, literature, history and the arts. This curriculum is designed to shape you into an intellectually well-rounded individual. Because of this, the program integrates complementary courses that could help you gain an understanding of how to teach these subjects in the kindergarten through eighth grade school settings. You will have the chance to learn to create lesson plans, manage classroom behavior, instruct students and assess student learning. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn to be an inclusive instructor who is able to work with special needs and culturally diverse school-aged children and adolescents. This program is offered online and at select University of Phoenix® campuses.
Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have a high school diploma or GED. This may be the program for you if you enjoy learning about different subjects and want to be well-prepared for the workforce. You may have experience as a student leader or as a teacher's aide.
This University of Phoenix program requires the completion of 121 credit hours. Of these, 63 credits are in the major. The program is designed to integrate practical experiences in a classroom setting.
Because the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies curriculum seeks to develop students' writing, presentation and problem-solving skills, this program could be an excellent starting point for virtually any graduate program. Some students may decide they'd like to continue their pedagogical training and enroll in a master's-level education program.
Some relevant master's degree programs offered at University of Phoenix include, but are not limited to:
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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