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.
Liberal Studies Major
Department: School of Teacher Education
Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP)
ITEP Integrated Bachelor's & Teaching Credential Programs
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.
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
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.