The liberal studies major is a great fit for students who intend to pursue a teacher licensure program in the elementary education fields or in secondary education in social studies or language arts. Students will complete the liberal studies bachelor's degree program while also preparing to apply and enter into a Masters of Teaching (MAT) program.

Many of our students plan on applying for the OSU-Cascades MAT program. Students need to work with their adivsor and the admission adivsor for the MAT concurrently as they create academic plans.

Every teacher licensure program has different admission requirements and prerequisite classes, so make sure that you are planning ahead and that this degree will work for your eventual graduate work. Completing the liberal studies bachelor's degree does not guarantee acceptance into any teacher licensure program, including the OSU-Cascades MAT.