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Declaring Option & Depth of Study

The Liberal Studies curriculum covers the seven subjects taught in elementary schools. The California Standards for K-8 teacher preparation mandate that future teachers acquire in-depth knowledge in one of the seven subject areas. You will meet this requirement via a Depth of Study.

For the ESM:

Steps To Declare Your Option and Depth of Study (DOS)

  • Step 1: Select your Depth of Study.
  • Step 2: Fill out the Depth of Study Form, using ONLY your Student Email, regarding your option choice being ESM and your chosen DOS.  
  • Step 3: The Liberal Studies Advisor will update your student records, and ask that you run your ARR to ensure the declaration accuracy.
  • Step 4: Once you have chosen your Option and DOS, you can change your DOS through the declaring process.