Everyone has had a teacher who inspired them to be who they are today. CBU trains
students to become that teacher. A degree in liberal studies covers a broad range
of subjects and is perfect for those wanting to teach in elementary school. A second
track is available for those who just want more breadth in their college education.
Either way, liberal studies majors can select a concentration to dive deeper into
a particular area of interest.
Graduate with endless options Many of our graduates serve in schools as teachers, counselors, psychologists, early
childhood specialists, administrators and in other important educational roles. Others
serve in non-educational environments like workplaces, governments and charities where
they help adult learners contribute to the success of their organizations.
Put theory into practice We ground our students in teaching-learning theory but we also equip them with the
practical skills needed to create learning environments. We help them fit instructional
strategies to a wide range of educational settings and learners. Our ultimate goal
is to teach our graduates how to create self-sufficient, lifelong learners who not
only master content but also critically analyze what they learn, collaborate well
with others, create innovative solutions and communicate effectively.
Intro to Children’s Literature
An introduction to the study of a wide variety of children’s literature, including
picture books, novels, poetry, and folklore.
Integrated Humanities I
The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy.
Aesthetics and the Classroom
Studies assumptions we make about art, investigates our difficulties in understanding
art, and connects lessons learned to practical classroom application.
Student Learning Outcomes
Comprehend and communicate unique and alternative perspectives and communicate such
perspectives that appeal to a variety of sense and thought processes.
Effectively convey ideas and concepts in an organized and inspiring fashion through
oral and written mediums.
Demonstrate command of the various subjects in relation to intended profession.
Take the next step toward living your purpose
As you make decisions about college, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational
experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and
fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do
more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training
and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Apply today! When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and
knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and
all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.
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"I hope to be an elementary school teacher. In this program, we get to spend a lot
of time working with kids so we have experience before we start working. I appreciate
my professors. They have pushed me to do my best and encourage me to pursue learning.
This program has given me a better understanding of 'child-like faith' and how children
love to learn." Kaden Specht, 2020
"I love children and hope to teach first grade. The professors are great, they connect
other subjects to the Bible." Victoria Clemens, 2020
"I was positively impacted by one of my elementary school students, and hope to have
the same effect. I have had some really passionate professors who have made me more
excited about my future profession. They are passionate about their work, and encourage
you to be the same. I would love to teach abroad for a couple years through the T.A.P.
program before settling down." Claire Rainey, 2018