Elementary Subject Matter (ESM) Option - Juniors/Seniors

The ESM-Traditional Option is for those students who plan to complete the Bachelor's Degree first and then complete a credential program. This Option is an excellent choice for teaching K-8 Elementary School, Middle School, and all levels of Special Education.

At the beginning of your junior year you must declare your Option and Depth of Study (or Special Field if you are following a catalog year prior to 2004) For assistance with declaring, please feel free to schedule an appointment with your Liberal Studies advisor.

For a current list of courses that will fulfill each major requirement, go to the Approved Course List.

Please click on the right-hand navigation buttons for:

  • Scheduling an advising appointment with your Liberal Studies advisor.
  • Guide to courses you should take prior to taking the CBEST and CSET.
  • School of Education program information.
  • How to search for Upper Division General Education (UDGE) - areas 'BB', 'CC', and 'DD'