Department of Liberal Studies
Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Pathways
The three different ITEP pathways combine the requirements for the Liberal Studies degree and credential courses within one cohesive program that allows students to finish their BA and credential in less time. As such, please know that the following pathways are accelerated and require more units per semester, and requires students to commit to a prescribed course sequence.*
*Deviating from the structured sequence may result in loss of program eligibility, and require students to be placed back in the Traditional Pathway.
- Integrated Elementary Education Credential Pathway - BA + Elementary Education Credential (4 years for freshman, 2 years for transfers*)
- Integrated Bilingual Elementary Education Concentration - BA + Preliminary Elementary Education Credential with Bilingual Authorization (4.5 years for freshman & 2.5 years for transfer students*)
- Integrated Special Education Concentration - BA + Special Education Credential (4 years for freshman, 2 years for transfers*)
*For transfer students, completion timelines are contingent upon entering CSUMB with all lower division major requirements for the specific pathway completed; please contact the LS advisor for more information.
How do I select an ITEP pathway?
Given that ITEP pathways are accelerated and require a specific sequence, please schedule a meeting with the appropriate Liberal Studies Advisor. You must meet with him/her in order to determine if you are a candidate for the pathway you are interested in following, and to create a learning plan.
Before beginning the ITEP credential portion of the pathway, a student must meet the following requirements. If a student does not, even if he/she has declared an ITEP pathway, this may result in loss of program eligibility.
- Junior standing
- Majoring in Liberal Studies
- 2.67 GPA
- Documented completion of field experience of at least 45 hours in a K-12 classroom or a documented field experience deemed equivalent by the campus
- Completion of lower-division prerequisite course work
- Interview and two letters of recommendation
- CBEST Attempted
- Writing Proficiency
- Demonstrate personality and character traits that satisfy the standards of teaching
- Certificate of Clearance as evidence of having undergone the fingerprint and character and identification process
- Passing score on the Multiple Subject CSET or have satisfactorily completed an approved subject matter program. CSUMB's Liberal Studies program is an approved subject matter program by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
- Evidence of admissions eligibility of above criteria