Information for Prospective Students

Find information for students who are interested in enrolling in a program of SDSU's College of Education.

Careers in Education

Are you interested in a career in education?

  • Would you like to learn more about becoming a teacher, a school psychologist, a school principal, a bilingual educator, or a special education teacher?
  • Or would you like information about programs in other areas, such as rehabilitation, counseling, and educational technology?
  • Are you ready to apply to a graduate, credential, or certificate program?

You’ve come to the right place. The College of Education at San Diego State University offers a wide variety of programs, including those that prepare professional educators for elementary, middle, and high school positions as well as careers in higher education. 

For More Information

Our Office for Student Success serves as a "one-stop-shop," providing initial information and direction for prospective students interested in programs offered by the College of Education.

OSS Front Desk


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SDSU Graduate Programs Shine in U.S. News and World Report 2019 Rankings

March 20, 2018 San Diego State University’s graduate programs in education and social work rank among the nation’s best in U.S. News and World Report’s graduate school rankings for 2019. . . . “These strong rankings are due in part to the reputation that College of Education faculty have established as leaders in their various disciplines,” said Interim Provost Joseph Johnson, former dean of the college. “Our faculty have been remarkably successful in acquiring research funding and developing innovative programs that prepare outstanding professionals.” [read more]

Top Value University: Additionally, SDSU has been named a "top value university" by Forbes. The university ranks No. 45 in Forbes’ 2018 ranking of the 300 best value colleges and universities in the United States. [read more]