Program Description

The Liberal Studies program is dedicated to assisting students who plan a future as a K-12 teacher. Students attend lecture sections to discuss the educational system, including exposure to state standards for curriculum. In addition, Liberal Studies students observe in elementary classrooms to gain experience in a real-world setting. 

Degrees/Certificates

Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Liberal Studies:

  • Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T)
  • Liberal Studies (Teaching Preparation) (AA)

See Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

Orientation Information

Liberal Studies allows you to get a head start towards your future in K-8 teaching.  Liberal Studies 10 and 20 are accepted at CSU, Stanislaus in place of their Liberal Studies 1000 and 2000.

Beginning in Fall 2016:

The Liberal Studies program has implemented several new updates for submission of required paperwork in Liberal Studies 10 and 20.  Download the updates here.

PROGRAM FACULTY OFFICE PHONE OFFICE HOURS
Dr. Pimentel COMM-13 (209)384-6463 Tuesday 11-1 (FALL 17)
Donna Acheson (Adjunct) -- -- --