Department of Liberal Studies

Dr. Frederick Peinado Nelson, Chair
Education Building, Room 350
559.278.0261
fnelson@csufresno.edu

Dr. Selena Van Horn, Assistant Chair and South Valley ITEP Coordinator
559.278.4011
svanhorn@csufresno.edu 

Mychue Vang, Department Administrative Assistant
559.278.0379
mychuev@csufresno.edu

https://kremen.fresnostate.edu/departments-programs/ls.html

Center for Advising and Student Services

Education Building, Room 100
559.278.0300
Ana Espinosa, Academic Advisor
Ivy Fitzpatrick, Academic Advisor
Jessica Choy McVay, Academic Advisor

B.A. in Liberal Studies
B.A. in Liberal Studies - ITEP Option

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

The mission of the Liberal Studies Program is to provide rigorous and relevant subject matter preparation for elementary teaching that is committed to equity and social justice.

The Liberal Studies Program has received an Elementary Subject Matter Authorization from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This authorization permits graduates from the program to satisfy the Subject Matter Proficiency requirement for the Multiple Subject Credential Program through completion of required coursework. This purposeful and carefully aligned sequence of courses represents the “Gold Standard” for subject matter preparation for future elementary teachers in the areas of Reading, Language, and Literature; History and Social Sciences; Mathematics; Natural Science; Visual and Performing Arts; Physical Education; and Human Development