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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: A. Meet with your Liberal Studies Advisor in Undergraduate Advising in Craven Hall 1300 to review your option and depth of study. -OR -   2:  B. 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.

For the ICP (Integrated Credential Program):

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

  • Step 1: Go to the School of Education's website for information regarding ICP and workshops
  • Step 2: Declaration of Liberal Studies Major form will be completed and collected in the ICP orientation during the pre-requisite semester.
  • Step 3: Select your Depth of Study  and complete the worksheet.
  • Step 4: Turn in the Depth of Study Worksheet to ICP office, located in UH 222.
  • Step 5: The ICP Advisor will sign and forward the declaration to Registration & Records.