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B.A. in Liberal Studies

The B.A. in Liberal Studies is a high-quality, job-embedded undergraduate degree and teacher preparation program for school employees. The program includes interactive class sessions held at times that respect students' work schedules, one-on-one advisors, on-site mentors, and comprehensive college services, including financial aid, libraries, and technology support, all to ensure student success.

Locations offered
Louisiana, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Alabama, Texas
Degree Earned
B.A. in Liberal Studies
Credential Earned


Application Deadlines
  • For Spring admission: Final Deadline 10/31 

  • For Fall admission: Final Dealine 5/15 

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to submit their applications prior to these deadlines.

Application Requirements
  • Proof of age

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • 2 Essays (250 words each)

  • Employer verification

  • College transcripts (if applicable)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Employment at a partner school

  • At least 18 years old

  • 15-hours per week working with children in an academic classroom setting

  • High school diploma or GED

Program Start Date

Program Duration

Candidates with 0 to 29 transfer credits, can complete the BA degree in 4 years. Candidates with 30 transfer credits can complete the BA degree in 3 years. Most candidates with an Associates Degree can complete the degree in two years.  Upon graduation, the candidate may enter an Alternative Certification program of their choice.

Accepts Transfer Credit


Program Format

Candidates are enrolled in 12-16 semester credit hours each fall/spring semester.  About half of the learning each semester comes from paid work at their school.

Enrollment is completed by the Registrar's Office. Courses are scheduled two nights a week live on Zoom. Candidates will select either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule for the semester.

Most classes begin around 6pm or 8pm at night, lasting from one and a half to two hours each night.

Candidates are required to average 15 hours per week in an academic classroom setting, for each semester enrolled in the degree program. Those hours will be reported by the candidate and approved by a school system supervisor.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Info

When candidates apply for financial aid, their out of pocket will be no more than $75/month, because the rest of their tuition is covered by various sources of financial aid.

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