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Liberal Studies Field Experiences Careers

LS 230/250 Early Field Experience

Cal Poly's motto is "Learn by Doing," and that philosophy certianly extends beyond the classroom. LS 230 and 250 "Community-based Field Experience" (2 units) are courses that will aid you in your career decisions. Students will be placed in a local school, observing the classroom. Each requires a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer work per quarter. LS 230 is a prerequisite for students who want to transfer into Liberal Studies.

LS 380

On your junior and senior year, we offer opportunities to observe one subject at a time. Structured application of a specific content area in schools and informal educational settings. Topics include: Arts, English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Physical Education and Health. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected.

CESAME Opportunities

Teaching Assistants in Math and Science (TEAMS)- Assist in a local science or math or AVID class at Jr. High

  • Associated Course: SCM 220
  • Quarter Offered: Winter and Spring

Mentors out of School Time (MOST)- Tutor and science lessons for elementary after-school programs

  • Associated Course: SCM 220
  • Quarter Offered: Spring

Communicating Ocean Science to Informal Audiences (COSIA)- Students design and implement ocean science lessons for informal audiences

  • Associated Course: BIO 470
  • Quarter Offered: Fall?

Learn by Doing Lab (LBDL)- Develop and implement stations for visiting 4-8 grade students

  • Associated Course: SCM 302
  • Quarter Offered: Winter or Spring

Liberal Studies Grant Programs

By overseeing several grant programs, the Liberal Studies Department provides our students the opportunity to participate in educational programs and projects at area elementary schools. These include:

  • California Math and Sciecne Partnership (2014-17) funded by CDE-LEA Paso Robles USD & IHE Cal Poly working with 5 local districts to bring STEM into the 3rd , 4th and 5th classroom.
  • Central Coast Sciecne Project (1993 to date) a professional developing community in the Central Coast.
  • Children's Books in Children's Hands (2012-date) funded by NEA.

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