History 303: Research and Writing Seminar in History
Teacher preparation at Cal Poly has had a presence on campus since the 1950’s. Under the title of Liberal Studies, the program has developed into one of the foremost teacher preparation programs in the state. Part of Liberal Studies’ success is from a growing focus on STEM education for teachers both through the curriculum and outside programs. This paper discusses the benefits of the Liberal Studies Department residing under the College of Science and Mathematics and the increased opportunities the program were exposed to after moving from the College of Liberal Arts in 2009.