2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2022  
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cross Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Cross Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective presentation skills, one-on-one and with groups.
  2. Produce effective written communication.
  3. Employ critical thinking and logic to solve problems in a variety of environments, to include the K-6 classroom.
  4. Acquire and utilize specific content information from a variety of sources for classroom instructional planning.
  5. Apply an interdisciplinary understanding of content regarding diverse and cross-cultural communities.
  6. Apply faith-based influences and beliefs within professional/educational settings.
  7. Reflect on and engage in spiritual and professional  growth opportunities in personal and professional and educational settings.
  8. Serve effectively within their communities and in educational settings.

Total: 12 Units

Required Concentrations

The student majoring in Cross Disciplinary Studies:  Teacher Education  chooses one 12-unit concentration from the following list of content areas available at PLNU.  At least 9 of the 12 units must be distinct from the major requirements, with the imbedded general education requirements, that may have been satisfied. 

Reading, Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts


Individualized programs will be designed with a Math advisor beginning with the sophomore year.

History and Social Science


Completion of this program partially fulfills requirements for a Teaching Credential in the State of California. Refer to the School of Education Web site for further information.

The Bakersfield Regional Center offers the upper division units of the Cross-Disciplinary Studies: Teacher education major combined with the Special Education Credential coursework to adult learners in a cohort model.  Transferrable credits in the lower-division coursework described above are required for admission, along with standard university admission criteria.  Qualified candidates who successfully complete the off-campus program may earn a Bachelor’s degree in Cross-Disciplinary Studies, a California Mild/Moderate Special Education Teaching Credential, and may add a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential.  Please contact the Bakersfield Regional Center for more information.