Nov 30, 2023
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) option is an accelerated program that provides students with the opportunity to complete a degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject credential in four years. The Program is a Cohort model with online, hybrid, distance learning, and face-to-face instruction. Face-to-face and distance learning courses will be at the Fresno State South Valley Campus.
Policies and Procedures for ITEP Option
Admission to the program is a two-step process: (1) admission to the university and (2) admission to the ITEP Option for the Liberal Studies major. Applicants must meet all criteria for admission to the university and to the ITEP Option. Applicants who are admitted to the University may be admitted to the Liberal Studies major if not admitted to the ITEP Option. All applicants must:
- Be admitted to the University
- Complete the ITEP Option application
- Attain junior status (60 units) by the time of entrance to the program
- Have completed a documented field experience of at least 45 hours in a K-12 classroom or a documented field experience deemed equivalent by the campus
- Have completed all required lower division General Education and major courses prescribed by the campus
For additional information, please contact Recruitment at 559-278-2048 to schedule an appointment.
Major Requirements (33 units)
General Education Requirements for Liberal Studies - ITEP Option (49 units)
ITEP Option Requirements (44 units)
Other Degree Requirements
In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:
- American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
- General Education Requirements - see above General Education Requirements for the Liberal Studies - ITEP Option
- Multicultural and International (MI)
- Upper-division Writing
- Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.
A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .
Total: 134 Units**
*HIST 20 is G.E. Area C2 for Liberal Studies students only. (For all other students, HIST 20 is G.E. Area D2.)
**General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. These courses include SOC 111 or SSCI 180 (Area MI), and LS 110WS . See advisor for details.
Note: Teacher candidates must earn a GPA of 3.0 with a C or better, or a CR (Credit), on all professional preparation courses to be recommended for the credential.