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Ethnic Studies Update

  • Ethnic Studies has not yet been implemented and communicated as an LAUSD graduation requirement for the Class of 2019.
  • A new, one semester survey course, Ethnic Studies (MISIS Course Number: 370733), has been approved by UCOP and may be offered as an elective, grades 9-12 beginning Fall 2016.
  • Textbooks for Ethnic Studies will be purchased by the schools.
  • Professional development will be offered soon to support teachers in implementing Ethnic Studies.
  • African American History, Mexican American Studies and American Indian Studies courses have been revised by a teacher committee working in concert with the Division of Instruction and the new course descriptions are available at:
  • If you have any questions about Ethnic Studies, please contact the Division of Instruction Secondary History/Social Studies Coordinators: Kieley Jackson ( or Nathan MacAinsh (