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School of Teacher Education

School of Teacher Education

Programs of Study
Degrees, Credentials and Certificates

Programs of Study

The School of Teacher Education (STE) is committed to helping lead the nation in all aspects of teacher education from novice to expert as instructional and curricular leaders, change agents, social justice advocates, and builders of compassionate communities through cutting-edge knowledge, distinguished scholarship, and exemplary practice.

Undergraduate Program

Liberal Studies Major

The Liberal Studies undergradute major is specifically designed for future elementary and middle school teachers.

Graduate Programs


Preparation programs leading to a California Multiple Subjects Preliminary Teacher Credential (elementary education) and California Single Subject Prelimnary Teacher Credential (secondary education).

Clear-Induction Program

Programs offering two routes to clear your preliminary credential—a Clear Credential Program and an Induction Program.


The Reading Certificate program is intended to improve K-12 classroom teacher and community college instructor expertise for literacy instruction from emergent through adolescence and adult levels.

Master of Arts

Master's degree programs for educational professionals who want to dramatically enhance their knowledge and skills.

Programs in Other Departments

The following areas of study are offered by other College of Education departments.

Bilingual/Dual Langauge and ELD Programs

Various master's degrees, bilingual credentials and professional certificates are offered in the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education.

Special Education

Various master's degrees, credentials and certificates are offered in the Department of Special Education.


San Diego State University collaborates with the renowned faculty of the Claremont Graduate University 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.

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