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

Note: the Minor in Cultural Proficiency is no longer housed within the College of Education. It is now in the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement.

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.