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Program Overview

Program of Study

Do you want to become a teacher? Read about our Credential programs here.
Our School offers preparation programs leading to a California Multiple Subjects Credential and California Single Subject Credential. Our Credential programs feature a field-based cohort model of preparation. Students are grouped into cohorts (blocks) of 25-30 for the majority of their courses. In order to unify the research and theory of the San Diego State University faculty with the best practices of local schools, the blocks are organized around our many San Diego area public school partnerships. Courses in the blocks are often taught at public school sites. Student teaching occurs simultaneous to university instruction, bringing together the very best educational ideas of the University and public school practitioners. Learn more...
Are you an educational professional who wants to dramatically enhance your knowledge and skills? Learn more about our Master's programs here.
Our School offers a variety of advanced Master’s degrees designed to help working educators up their game from competence to excellence. The outstanding faculty of San Diego State University nurtures and guides new and mid-career educators toward the goal of becoming Master Teachers, world class instructors and curricular leaders with a deep understanding of the complexities of effective instruction. Learn more...
Are you a credentialed teacher who wants to further your knowledge and skills in a specific area of expertise? Learn more about our Certificate Programs here.
Advanced Certificates are additional California teaching credentials that help an experienced teacher focus in an intensive way on a specific area of professional learning. Certificates require less total units than graduate degrees. In some cases, they may be taken as part of or in conjunction with a Master's degree program. Learn more ...
Do you want to become a world class educational scholar and leader? Learn more about our Doctoral programs here.
San Diego State University collaborates with the renowned faculty of the Claremont Graduate University (www.cgu.edu) in the operation of a joint Ph.D. program. The SDSU-CGU doctoral program develops educational scholars who are committed to research on democratic schooling, social justice and equal educational outcomes for all students, as well as the improvement of educational systems serving diverse communities. Learn more...