• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The courses in the Liberal Studies - Elementary Education major at Humboldt State University also satisfy all the general education requirements for Humboldt State. A Liberal Studies major has all the career opportunities of any Liberal Studies major, but in addition, is provided with the background knowledge needed to be an excellent elementary school teacher as well as pass the CSET exam required to get into Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential Programs and Special Education Teaching Credential Programs.

The Liberal Ltudies program is a four-year undergraduate program that provides students with knowledge of the subject matter they are required to teach in elementary schools. After students complete 4/5ths or more of this program they can apply to a Credential Program.

It is necessary for students to take a full academic load to complete the Liberal Studies program in a timely fashion. Students follow the program approved for the academic year in which they entered the program, and they should work closely with the program advisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Developmental Literacy
  • Language and Literacy
  • Algebra, Geometry, and Data in the Elementary Classroom
  • Mathematics Fieldwork Observation and Seminar 
  • Social Studies and Science Fieldwork Observation and Seminar
  • Science for Elementary Education
  • Social Studies for Elementary Education
  • Language Arts for Elementary Education

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit Official Transcripts of Academic Records (Translated to English)
  • Send Proof of English Proficiency 
  • Send a photocopy of your passport
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on high school coursework

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7863 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7863 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arcata

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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