Undergraduate Programs

The College of Education at San Diego State University offers a wide variety of academic programs ranging from undergraduate study to advanced degrees.  Depending on your status and future goals, you may need to apply to a specific undergraduate major, pre-major, or minor. It is important to learn about the different programs and find the one that is right for you.

Undergraduate Majors

Liberal Studies Major

Department: School of Teacher Education

SDSU’s Liberal Studies major was designed for future elementary and middle school teachers; however, the major can open the doors to various career pathways.

Child Development Major

Department: Child & Family Development

The Child Development Major prepares students for a variety of professional specialties centering around children and families.

Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP)

ITEP Integrated Bachelor's & Teaching Credential Programs

Department: various

To ease the growing K-12 shortage in California, policymakers have made it possible for teacher preparation programs to provide “Integrated Teacher Education Programs” (ITEP), a new combination 4-year, bachelor and credential option. Various bachelor's programs at SDSU will be offering an ITEP pathway.

For more information about pathways to PK-12 teaching including the ITEP pathway, visit the TEACH website.

Undergraduate Minors

Child Development Minor

Department: Child & Family Development

The Child Development Minor is an important adjunct for students in such areas as education, psychology, recreation, social work, and sociology. 

Minor in Cultural Proficiency

Department: College of Education

The Minor in Cultural Proficiency helps students develop skills to interact positively within our diverse campus community and global society.

Minor in Counseling and Social Change

Department: Counseling and School Psychology

This minor builds on the department's commitment to facilitating individual, group, and systems change in diverse social contexts.

SDSU Leadership Development Minor

Department: Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education

The SDSU Leadership Development Minor seeks to develop emotionally intelligent, transformational leaders capable of taking themselves and others to higher levels of performance, purpose, and passion.