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Education Department Objectives for Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major will enable prospective teachers to:

  • Establish a strong foundational knowledge of subject matter in multiple disciplines—humanities, sciences, math, and social sciences.
  • Identify the significant ideas, structures, and values in the disciplines which underlie the K-8 curriculum.
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage in scholarly inquiry, research, and professional development.
  • Integrate, synthesize, and apply subject matter content from multiple sources.
  • Show an awareness and appreciation for diversity and multicultural perspectives.
  • Develop and then articulate an integrated personal philosophy of education that reflects a strong Christian worldview integrated with a sound theoretical background and exemplary methods.
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