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San Diego State University

SDSU College of Education

Study at the Undergraduate Level

Liberal Studies Major for future school teachers

SDSU’s Liberal Studies major is designed for future elementary and middle school teachers. The Liberal Studies major prepares students to pursue a regular multiple subjects credential or other credential possibilities. These possibilities include special education, a multiple subjects credential in bilingual education, and various middle school authorizations or credentials.

 

Child Development Major

The Child Development Major prepares students for a variety of professional specialties centering around children and families. Students select either the Child Specialization which prepares students for careers as teachers or administrators in preschool or child development centers; or the Family Specialization, designed primarily for students planning to become elementary grade teachers, social service workers, marriage and family therapists, social workers, child life specialists, school counselors, etc. The Department's focus is on lifespan development with an emphasis in social and emotional development.

 

Child Development Minor

The Child Development Minor is an important adjunct for students in such areas as education, psychology, recreation, social work, and sociology. Students who select this minor can benefit from a broad understanding of life as a developmental process.

 

Minor in Counseling and Social Change

The Minor In Counseling and Social Change introduces students to skills and concepts used to understand and create such change, and to professional career paths such a school and community counseling, clinical psychology, social work, family therapy, and school psychology. It provides immersion in theory and experience-based practice.

 

SDSU Leadership Minor

The SDSU Leadership Minor seeks to develop emotionally intelligent, transformational leaders capable of taking themselves and others to higher levels of performance, purpose, and passion. Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach is designed to empower student leaders to transform their future careers and organizations through the art and science of leadership.