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San Diego State University

SDSU College of Education

Areas of Study

Departments in the College of Education:

  • ARPE: Administration, Rehabilitation & Postsecondary Education
  • CFD: Child & Family Development
  • CSP: Counseling & School Psychology
  • DLE: Dual Language & English Learner Education (Formerly Policy Studies)
  • EDL: Educational Leadership
  • SPED: Special Education
  • STE: School of Teacher Education

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate ProgramsDepartment
Liberal Studies (teacher preparation program)STE
Minor In Counseling and Social ChangeCSP
Child Development MajorCFD
Child Development MinorCFD
SDSU Leadership MinorARPE

Credential Programs

Credential Programs Department
Bilingual Multiple Subject (Credential)DLE
Bilingual Single Subject (Credential)DLE
Clear for Multiple and Single Subject CredentialSTE
Counseling: School Counseling (MS) plus Pupil Personnel Services CredentialCSP
Multiple Subject (Credential)STE
Preliminary Administrative Services (Credential)EDL
Reading Language Arts Specialist (Credential)STE
Single Subject (Credential)STE
Special Education: Early Childhood PreliminarySPED
Special Education: Early Childhood Preliminary (Credential)SPED
Special Education: Mild Moderate Disabilities Preliminary (Credential)SPED
Special Education: Moderate Severe Disabilities Preliminary (Credential)SPED

Master’s Programs

Master’s ProgramsDepartment
Child Development MastersCFD

Dual Language & English Learner Education (Curriculum Development - Critical Literacy and Social Justice)DLE
Education & TeachingSTE
Postsecondary Educational Leadership (MA, MA Student Affairs)ARPE
Preliminary Administrative Services (Credential) plus MA in EducationEDL
Rehabilitation Counseling (MS, DISTANCE)ARPE
Special Education


Doctoral and Educational Specialist Programs

Doctoral ProgramsDepartment
Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Program in Educational Leadership (concentrations in either PK-12 or Community College/Postsecondary)ARPE
Joint Ph.D. Program in Education (SDSU/Claremont)Joint Ph.D
Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. (SDSU/UCSD)Joint Ph.D
School Psychology ProgramCSP 

Certificate Programs