CSULB Department of Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major provides a rich, rigorous, cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of stud

The Liberal Studies Program offers two avenues for completion:

The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for students intending to become teachers who wish to combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a California Level I Multiple S

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Saying Goodbye to Liberal Studies Advisor, Aleah Garnica 🍎

The College will be saying Goodbye to our Liberal Studies Advisor, Aleah Garnica, this Fall. Aleah has provided over 8 years of service in the College of Education and over 10+ years overall at CSULB, moving from being an undergraduate Student Assistant to a professional Office Coordinator, and then eventually Academic Advising. The Advising world and working in student services has been a huge part of her life, and she will miss the Department (especially her team and the College staff) greatly.

Please be patient with the Department and remaining Liberal Studies Advisors – Nancy and Gabriel – as we adjust during this transition, determine new roles and responsibilities, and eventually open a search for a new permanent Lead. The Liberal Studies Advising Team will be under-staffed for an unknown timeframe this Fall, so we very much appreciate understanding and patience from all our students.


BCSSE Survey (Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement)

Help CSULB Understand first-year student experiences with completing a Survey.
Survey Dates: August 15 to September 2, 2022.

First time first year students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win Amazon Gift Cards. One of 250 Amazon e-gift cards valued at $20 each.


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Butterfly Peer Mentor Program – Dream Success Center.
Are you looking to make meaningful connections with fellow CSULB students? 🦋

Join the Butterfly Peer Mentor Program! Previous mentees have gotten connected to on campus resources and applied for fellowships and internships open to all students regardless of status! Great way to build community and get acquainted with others.

Application can be found at: https://bit.ly/BPMPapplication

*Open to Freshmen, Transfers, and Graduate Students!

*Engage with other students to develop a sense of belonging on campus.
*Gain trust with a AB540 mentor.
*Navigate and identify crucial university resources such as financial aid, counseling assistance, and academic assistance through power point presentations.
*Explore academic and professional interest with mentor.
*Engage in collaborate events with the DSC!

Contact Us: 562-985-5869 or [email protected]

To learn more, visit us at csulb.edu/dream


Internship Essay Contest 2022.
Enter by Friday, October 14, 2022 for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Steps to enter contest:
(1) Sign in to CareerLINK via sso.csulb.edu
(2) Click on Surveys under your Profile on the top right.
(3) Click Respond to open the 2022 Internship Essay Contest
(4) Complete the form and submit by 11:59pm October 14, 2022.

Contest Rules:
*Open to currently enrolled CSULB students participating in an internship, practicum, fieldwork, or student teaching assignment during Fall 2021 or Spring/Summer 2022 with at least 120 hours of work experience.
*Must be enrolled during Spring 2023 semester.
*Previous winners and student interns at the Career Development Center are not eligible.


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CSULB Library Hours for Fall

Monday through Thursday, 8AM-10PM
Fridays, 8AM-5PM
Sundays, 12PM-8PM


CSULB's Beach Buddies would like to welcome you to Register for “QPR Su***de Prevention Training” this semester! Visit https://linktr.ee/CSULBProjectOCEAN to register via Calendly by clicking the links within the “Register - Virtual QPR Su***de Prevention Training” document.

This training is FREE, comes with a certification, great to put on a resume/CV and most of all can help save a life. Only one session is required to attend for training.

*Monday, September 12 from 11-12pm.
*Tuesday, September 27 from 11-12pm.
*Wednesday, October 12 from 11-12pm.
*Thursday, October 27 from 11-12pm.
*Friday, November 4 from 11-12pm.
*Tuesday, November 15 from 11-12pm.

To request disability-related accommodations, complete the Bob Murphy Access Center Event Form or contact BMAC at 562.985.4101.


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Thoughtful Thursdays at the Beach.

Be kind to your mind. Be present with your breath. Be gentle and kind to yourself.
Drop-in every Thursdays from 11:30AM-12:30PM.
Join Zoom ID: 829 2616 7109

For questions or more information, contact [email protected]
If you would like to request disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact the Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401.


College of Education Presents: Caminantes for Education.
Are you Latinx? First Generation? Do you want to work in education? Do you want to be a culturally conscious educator? Join our familia today!


Weekly Meetings for American Indian Student Council at CSULB.

Fall 2022 Schedule – Tuesdays from 3:00PM-4:00PM.
Located at the Puvungna Center, USU 310


JOB POSTING: Reading Interventionist

Position Description:
The College of Education, through the Read Well Study Grant, seeks applicants for a Reading Interventionist - Various Elementary School Sites including Little Lake School District, Savanna School District, and Westminster School District.

The Lead Interventionist will assist with on-site activities for the study as assigned, including collecting assessment data, delivering reading instruction to small groups of first grade students, collecting daily attendance of students who are participating, monitoring student progress, maintaining detailed records of intervention activities, and working closely with school personnel, which includes classroom teacher, support staff, assistant principal, and principal. Interventionists will report to their appointed lead interventionist on a weekly basis via Zoom, in-person, or conference call. Other duties include meeting with other interventionists from various school sites to discuss pacing, curriculum, and teaching strategies.

HS diploma (or equivalent) AND one year of experience working with children in an educational setting or an out-of-school setting (such as a summer camp or an after-school program) are required. A bachelor's degree in Social Science, Education, or related field is preferred.

Reliable transportation for traveling between schools (mileage reimbursed).

Availability on 4 full days (8am-3pm) per week is required.
Up to 20 Hours Per Week.

Pay & Training:
Anticipated pay ranges from $15-20/per hour.
Training is provided, and sessions may include a combination of videoconference and in-person meetings.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires.

Apply: Submit a resume (no cover letter needed) via email to [email protected].


Honors Peer Mentoring Program – Become a Mentee!

Are you a first-year or incoming Transfer student who is part of the University Honors Program? The Honors Peer Mentoring Program pairs current University Honors students with incoming Honors first-year students/transfer students, with the hope of facilitating their transition into life at CSULB by offering emotional and academic support.

Program Benefits include:
•Guidance from an Honors Student when navigating resources, registering for classes, and getting involved on campus.
•Become a member of a small, supportive community.
•Assistance with setting, planning, and achieving goals throughout the year.

Mentee Application Deadline: September 2, 2022 at 11:59PM.

Apply at: https://bit.ly/HPMPMenteeApp2022

Questions? Email [email protected]


Meet the New Interim Department Chair of Liberal Studies - Dr. Nat Hansuvadha!

Dr. Hansuvadha has had many years of classroom experience in special education classrooms where she has worked as a Special Day Class teacher serving early childhood and elementary students with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities in Ventura County, California. She has also been the program coordinator for the Master of Science program in Special Education and Clear Credential programs. Dr. Hansuvadha is passionate about enhancing the quality of inclusive teacher preparation so that all teachers can effectively serve diverse learners. Her teaching, service, and research activities align with this vision.

Welcome Dr. Hansuvadha! We are lucky to have you in our Leadership.



Happy First Day of Fall 2022 Classes at the Beach! 🍎🌞

Friendly Reminders for Fall:

Adding/Dropping Classes
Last day to add or drop classes through the student center without Special approval is
Monday, September 5, 2022 by 10:00pm.

"Crashing" Classes
If a class is full, students may 'crash' or show up to courses on the first day in case a spot opens; if the class is online, we recommend emailing the instructor directly.
([email protected]). Keep in mind that there is no guarantee in adding the course if the class is full.



Fall 2022 COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Services

In front of the University Bookstore: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00PM-3:00PM
COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine, and Boosters available. Open to CSULB students, faculty, staff, and community. Free with or without insurance.
*For COVID-19 Testing Appointments, go to: https://lb.fulgentgenetics.com
*For COVID-19 Vaccines/Booster Appointments, go to: https://myturn.ca.gov

CSULB Chartroom: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00AM-3:00PM
COVID-19 Testing Only; Open to CSULB students, faculty, and staff. Free with insurance. For Appointments, go to: https://avellinocov2.com/patient/register

Student Health Services: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:30PM-4:00PM
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Only; 1st and 2nd Doses and Boosters Available. Open to currently enrolled CSULB students only. For COVID-19 Testing (symptomatic students only), CALL 562-985-4771.


Want to Speak with a Liberal Studies or Credential Academic Advisor in the College of Education? 🍎Advisors are available for students year-round. Let us know how we can help.


Email Liberal Studies Advisors at [email protected].
Email Credential Advisors at [email protected]


A Special Shout-Out of THANK YOU to those who attended the Liberal Studies Open House today.

The Department of Liberal Studies held the 7th Annual "Back to School Open House" for newly incoming Fall 2022 Liberal Studies students today. This was our first in-person event in over two years, and it was a success! Thank you so much to our students and the many family members who arrived for the special day.
And a Special Thanks to all our Campus and College Partners for participating and helping make this event come true.

Go Beach, Go Teach!


A Scholarship designed for first-generation students, regardless of immigration status. The Application is now LIVE.

Apply at https://penaandco.com/la-luz-scholarship?utm_medium=social&utm_source=heylink.me
Apply through their linktree: https://heylink.me/penaconsulting/

Pena & Co believes all first-generation students are deserving of a scholarship and understand that grades are not the only indicator of student success and potential. They review all applications holistically. The application will remain open through September 15th at 11:59pm PST. The scholarship recipient will be announced on November 8th, National First-Generation College Student Day.


Kick-off your Fall semester with Cultural Welcomes @ The Beach!

These events give you the chance to connect with cultural communities you identify with, bringing together students, staff, faculty, student organizations, and campus resources just for you.

Save the Date(s): Sept 12-16 from 4-6pm.
USU Games Center (First Floor of USU)
RSVP at csulb.edu/culturalwelcomes

Sep 12 – Native American/Pacific Islander
Sep 13 – Asian/Asian American
Sep 14 – Black/Pan-African
Sep 15 – LGBTQIA+
Sep 16 – Latinx

To request disability-related accommodations, complete the Bob Murphy Access Center Event Request Form at csulb.edu/culturalwelcomes


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Week of Welcome (WoW) is approaching! ⁠
Beach Pride Events is proud to present our Fall “Week of Welcome” at Long Beach State University (LBSU)! Every semester, Week of Welcome (WoW) helps students make connections, join clubs and organizations, learn about university resources and so much more. General attendees do not need to register for Week of Welcome and can participate at any time during the event schedule.

Week of Welcome (WoW) will be on Aug. 30 & 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Speaker's platform and Central Quad. ⁠
Rec Fest will be on September 1st from 5pm to 7pm at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.


Join on August 18 and/or 19, from 10am-4pm as the University Bookstore kicks off the Fall semester at CSULB!
Located in front of the University Bookstore, the day will be filled with giveaways, prizes and exclusive deals. Stop by for shopping and giveaways.


Rainbow Café at CSULB is returning for the Fall semester on the first day of classes, Monday 8/22/2022 from 3:30-5pm PST in the Multicultural Center (FO3-2).

Rainbow Cafe is a drop-in support group hosted by CAPS for LGBTQIA+ students at Cal State Long Beach. It is also a space for those who are exploring their gender, sexual or romantic identities. Rainbow Cafe is not a dating service and is meant for building community. We meet on Mondays from 3:30-5pm PST in-person in the Multicultural Center (FO-3, room 2).

To request disability-related accommodations, contact BMAC at Phone: 562.985.5401 or [email protected]


The Beach Transfer Transition Center is hosting a WELCOME WEEK for new transfers starting in Fall!

Objective: Connect students with their ambassadors, each other, and campus resources.

August 15 from 12:00-12:30PM via Zoom: Overview of the BTTC and Ice Breaker – Understanding BeachBoard, scheduling appointments and SSO.

August 16 at 12:00-12:30PM via Zoom: Student Perspective of Transition to CSULB led by BTTC Ambassadors.

August 17 from 12:00PM-12:30PM via Zoom: Understanding Academic Requirements Report (ARR).

August 18 at 5:30PM: Social – Women’s Soccer Game, Location: George Allen Field, RSVP Required at https://linktr.ee/CSULB_BTTC


CSSA Cal State Student Association: 2022/2023 Policy Agenda.
The CSSA Policy Agenda outlines priorities for each year & they develop the annual Policy Agenda from direct student input.
Click the link to fill out the Policy Agenda Idea Form!
Forms due by Friday, September 2nd at 5:00PM.

Learn more at https://calstatestudents.org/
The Cal State Student Association (CSSA) as a student-led organization strives to improve the lives of California State University (CSU) students by advocating for student needs and engaging students in systemwide, state, and federal higher education policymaking.


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Los Angeles Unified School District - Beyond the Bell is Hiring.

After School Program Worker (PW)
After School Program Supervisor (PS)

Part-time Employment, Monday through Friday between 2:30PM-6:00PM. Pay Rate: $16.91/hr (PW) - $18.38/hr (PS)

The Beyond the Bell – Expanded Learning Program provides supervised enrichment and recreational activities to students during after school hours. Graduate from high school or its equivalent is preferable. Scan the QR Code, download to complete the application and submit to [email protected]


Want to Speak with a Liberal Studies or Credential Academic Advisor in the College of Education? Advisors are available for students year-round. Let us know how we can help.

Advising Hours/Services for Week of 08/15 to 08/19:

Join Zoom Meeting: ID 886-3449-4865
08/15 [Mon] 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/16 [Tues] 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/17 [Wed] 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/18 [Thurs] Not Available
08/19 [Fri] 9:00AM-11:00AM

Call 562-985-1105 or Visit EED-67
08/15 [Mon] 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/16 [Tues] 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/17 [Wed] 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/18 [Thurs] 9:00AM-11:00AM & 2:00PM-4:00PM***
08/19 [Fri] Not Available
*Note: Liberal Studies Advisors will not be readily available on 08/18 from 2-4pm as we are hosting an Open House.

APPOINTMENTS are available to current, continuing Liberal Studies majors/students. Email us directly at [email protected] to schedule an appointment. *We will not be scheduling any appointments during the first week of the Fall semester, to have all hands-on-deck for drop-in assistance.

Email Liberal Studies Advisors at [email protected].
Email Credential Advisors at [email protected]



Update from the Teacher Preparation Advising Center at CSULB: Slight change to today's (08/11/22) Zoom Drop-in Availability due to a last-minute scheduled meeting with our College's Leadership. We will be available still from 3:00PM-4:00PM. We appreciate your understanding. 🍎


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Dream Success Center New Student Orientation for Fall 2022:
Join us as we introduce you to our campus partners and DSC staff as we cover academic success, professional development opportunities, and getting a better understanding of the community at CSULB.

First Year Orientation – Monday, August 15th from 9:00AM-2:30PM
Transfer Orientation – Tuesday, August 16th from 9:00AM-2:30PM
*This will be offered both in-person and virtual!

Register here: bit.ly/22DSCOrientation

The mission of the CSULB Dream Success Center is to provide holistic services, resources, and support to members of the Beach community impacted by immigration policy. The DSC commits to supporting the diverse undocumented student community by providing programs and initiatives that focus on academic support, mental health, career and professional development, and Identity exploration. We seek to empower the undocumented student experience by advocating for equity, promoting allyship, fostering partnerships, and creating dialogue of current issues. More details at csulb.edu/student-affairs/dream-success-center


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2 weeks left till the start of the semester! To our incoming Native 1st-Years and Transfer students, we welcome you! We are still deciding dates and times for Fall semester meetings! Let us know your availability. Please reach out through DM, Beach Sync, or the President’s Email: [email protected]

Native American, American Indian, Indigenous, NDN, Métis, First Nations, Iñuit, or Indígena? Join Today!

The American Indian Student Council (AISC) hosts and co-sponsors the Annual CSULB POW WOW and AILOTT, an education conference. In addition, the council hosts several smaller events year-round and its members serve on University committees to represent American Indian students' views and issues. The Council traditionally meets regularly in the Puvungna Student Cultural Resource Center.


New Transfer Students for Fall 2022:

Transfer shock is real…but it is also avoidable.

Eliminate the “shock” in your transfer experience by applying for the Beach Transfer Transition Center’s Ambassador Program! Once admitted, you’ll be paired with a student ambassador unique to your college who will not only help you identify your transfer goals but will also help you achieve them. From major specific club recommendations to professional and social events unique to transfer students, the Ambassador Program is the perfect opportunity for all transfers who hope to excel socially, academically, and professionally.

Join the BTTC’s ambassador program today!

Our first round of events will begin towards the end of August and are designed to acquaint you with campus resources, campus technology, and each other.

Registration at linktr.ee/csulb_bttc


Want to Speak with a Liberal Studies or Credential Academic Advisor in the College of Education? Advisors are available for students year-round. Let us know how we can help. 🍎

Advising Hours/Services for Week of 08/08 to 08/12:

Join Zoom Meeting: ID 886-3449-4865
08/08 (Mon) 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/09 (Tue) 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/10 (Wed) 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/11 (Thu) 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/12 (Fri) Not Available

Call 562-985-1105 or Visit EED-67
08/08 (Mon) 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/09 (Tue) 2:00PM-4:00PM
08/10 (Wed) 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/11 (Thu) 9:00AM-11:00AM
08/12 (Fri) Not Available

APPOINTMENTS are available to current, continuing Liberal Studies majors/students. Email us directly at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Email Liberal Studies Advisors at [email protected]. Email Credential Advisors at [email protected]


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The Liberal Studies Program offers two avenues for completion:

The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for students intending to become teachers who wish to combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a California Level I Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8).

The BA pathway is for students who seek subject matter preparation for careers in elementary education. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and may apply to a credential program at a later time. Students in the BA program pathway have the opportunity to complete a concentration in a selected area of study.

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