The Liberal Studies program is dedicated to assisting students who plan a future as a K-12 teacher. Students attend lecture sections to discuss the educational system, including exposure to state standards for curriculum. In addition, Liberal Studies students observe in elementary classrooms to gain experience in a real-world setting.
Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Liberal Studies:
- Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T)
- Liberal Studies (Teaching Preparation) (AA)
Liberal Studies allows you to get a head start towards your future in K-8 teaching. Liberal Studies 10 and 20 are accepted at CSU, Stanislaus in place of their Liberal Studies 1000 and 2000.
**SPRING 2017 Orientation: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4 pm in Lesher 111 (Merced Campus)**
All LBST 10 students are required to attend the orientation. It is recommended that continuing students enrolled in LBST 20 attend as well.
Beginning in Fall 2016:
The Liberal Studies program has implemented several new updates for submission of required paperwork in Liberal Studies 10 and 20. Download the updates here.