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Liberal Studies
SDSU Liberal Studies

Explore Education Careers 

On this page: Learn about options for careers in education with a Liberal Studies background.

In addition to teaching, there are many ways you might use a degree in Liberal Studies as a springboard to a career in the field of education. Here are just a few examples:

School Administrator

Lead the way. School administrators must have an administrative services credential. (They usually work in a classroom for about 5 years before moving into an administrative role. This career means you would lead an educational institution, forwarding student success initiatives.


Be an advocate for students. Counselors are holistic educators; they support academic and emotional student development. Visit the Counseling and School Psychology website to learn more.

Reading Specialist

As a reading specialist, you will support students in their literacy efforts. Reading specialists usually work with individual students or in group settings. They supplement reading activities for students who find literacy challenging. Be part of the magic of literacy.

High School Teacher

Another possibility for Liberal Studies majors is to pursue a single subject credential for teaching at the high school level. Changing from a multiple to a single subject credential is a big move and an exciting, life-changing decision, and you should meet with the Liberal Studies advisor for guidance.

  • One LS student, Caitlin Roth, gradually realized she works best with older students, and her career path will now lead to a career teaching high school. Read her story.
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