Education

Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

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Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

The B.A. in Liberal Studies (LBS) program at California Baptist University provides students an excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers, especially those who desire to serve in the elementary classroom.  LBS students cover a broad range of subjects in the course of fulfilling the programs general requirements.  As they progress through the program, students select a single subject aligned with their unique career goals as a concentration.  in addition, they may pursue many desirable double majors, such as Spanish or Music, to create additional career options.

Liberal Studies Major, BA

Option 1: Elementary Subject Matter Program 

Students will complete all major requirements, all Elementary Subject Matter Program requirements listed below, including EDU 300EDU 302ETC 305 and EDU 341 for the pre-requisite methods courses and earn the B.A. They do not complete professional methods courses or student teaching as an undergraduate student.  This option is specifically designed prepare students for the CSET and to meet the demands for teaching in a multiple subject classroom. 

Option 2: Non-Credential Program 

This option is for students with a GPA of 2.74 or lower or who elect not to complete requirements for the Elementary Subject Matter Program.  Students are still required to complete all major requirements.

To view requirements for each option, please review the Liberal Studies Program outlined in the CBU Undergraduate Catalog.

EDU300 American Public School

EDU300 American Public School

Exploring the educational paradigm historically and philosophically, students survey curriculum practices, teacher effectiveness, learner needs of the public schools, and classroom management to understand the challenges of teaching today. Emphasis is placed upon cultural diversity and a dynamic society. Cultural Plunge plus ten hours of fieldwork are required. A certificate of clearance is required prior to engaging in fieldwork. Prerequisite for all other education courses. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 EDU300-A2 A2 Walters, Keith A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU300-B2 B2 DeBerry, Karen E. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU300-B B DeBerry, Karen E. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU300-A A Walters, Keith A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
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Spring 2015 EDU300-B2 B2 STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 EDU300-A A Walters, Keith A 01/07/2015 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 EDU300-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
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EDU302 Growth, Development & Learning

EDU302 Growth, Development & Learning

This course is a study of human growth and development during the first two decades of life. Emphasis is placed on how teachers apply theoretical foundations of the learning process, cultural forces affecting behavior, testing, grouping of students, and inclusion. Fifteen (15) hours of required fieldwork. A certificate of clearance is required prior to engaging in fieldwork. Prerequisite for all other education courses. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 EDU302-B2 B2 Foster, Myrtle P. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 7:10 PM - 9:15 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU302-A2 A2 Walters, Keith A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU302-B B Foster, Myrtle P. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 7:10 PM - 9:15 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU302-A A Walters, Keith A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2015 EDU302-B2 B2 STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 EDU302-A A Walters, Keith A 01/07/2015 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 EDU302-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
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EDU341 The Exceptional Child

EDU341 The Exceptional Child

The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons who have cognitive gifts and talents, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and who have emotional or behavior disorders will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the mainstream classroom and other settings. The course will acquaint students with (a) characteristics and needs of children with disabilities that affect learning, (b) methods of assessing disabilities, (c) components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), (d) instructional strategies and material, (e) positive behavior support, (f) special needs of families of learners with disabilities, (g) agencies and professional supporting learners with disabilities, and (h) legislation, including Public Law 94-142, IDEA (Part B and Part H), the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), as well as subsequent amendments relevant to special education. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. A certificate of clearance is required prior to engaging in fieldwork. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 EDU341-C C Ferko, Doreen J. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Online
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Fall 2014 EDU341-B B McNair, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Thursday 7:10 PM - 9:15 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 EDU341-A A McNair, Jeff L 09/02/2014 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2015 EDU341-B B Ferko, Doreen J. 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Online
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Spring 2015 EDU341-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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ETC305 Educational Computing - Level I

ETC305 Educational Computing - Level I

A study of a variety of applications of computers within the curriculum to improve learning and educational opportunities. Includes software evaluation, selection, and use of various computer-based applications. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to meet Level I requirements for a Preliminary Credential. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ETC305-C C Shields, Robert Corwin 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Online
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Fall 2014 ETC305-B B Morris, Stephen A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 7:10 PM - 9:15 PM James Complex
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Fall 2014 ETC305-A A Castillo, Keith A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex
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Fall 2014 ETC305-C2 C2 Johnson, Karin S. 10/11/2014 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 ETC305-CR CR Johnson, Karin S. 09/06/2014 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2015 ETC305-C2 C2 Johnson, Karin S. 02/14/2015 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2015 ETC305-CR CR Johnson, Karin S. 01/10/2015 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
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Spring 2015 ETC305-A A Johnson, Karin S. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
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Spring 2015 ETC305-B B Johnson, Karin S. 01/07/2015 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM James Complex
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Spring 2015 ETC305-C C Johnson, Karin S. 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Online
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