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AREAS OF STUDY TO TEACH
Become the best teacher you can be for students in general education, special education or bilingual education classrooms. Credentials and master’s degrees offered.
Teaching Credential Programs
A teaching credential is a state-issued license to teach in a public school. California law requires all teachers in CA public schools to hold a valid teaching credential. Approved College of Education teaching credential programs are offered for the multiple subject credential and the single subject credential, as well as for bilingual and special education.
The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, such as the classrooms in most elementary schools, in grades preschool, K–8, or in classes organized primarily for adults.
The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool, K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.
The Multiple Subject Bilingual Credential (Elementary K–6 Education) is available to students interested in teaching in a bilingual elementary school classroom. Available as a face-to-face or online program.
The Single Subject Bilingual Credential (Secondary Grades 6-12) is available for students interested in teaching in a bilingual Spanish middle or secondary school classroom in the candidates’ subject major (e.g., Science, Math, Social Science, English, Spanish, etc).
The Early Childhood credential authorizes the holder to work with infant, toddler and preschool-age children with disabilities.
The Mild/Moderate credential authorizes the holder to teach students with disabilities in grades K-12, and adults up to age 22.
The Extensive Support Needs credential authorizes the holder to teach students with a wide range of disabilities in grades K-12, and adults up to age 22.
Master's Degree Programs
The College of Education offers graduate study leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree in education in various concentrations. Some of these concentrations are designed to permit concurrent completion of the requirements for the correspondingly named advanced credentials.
Designed for those who are inspired to be responsive and innovative K-12 master teachers. The program’s foundation rests in social justice and equity in education.
Explore students’ ideas in mathematics and science, and investigate how those ideas can be leveraged to support powerful mathematics and science learning through coursework designed to connect directly to your K-12 classroom.
A unique, summer-only Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Language Arts for teachers in grades K-12 with a focus on current knowledge in Reading and Language Arts.
Providing increased knowledge and skills for those who are or wish to become reading/language arts specialists in public or private schools, clinics, and at community colleges.
Designed for school administrators and teachers who aspire to a leadership role in PK-12 education.
Offering in-depth study of issues related to children ages birth to pre-kindergarten with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and emotional disturbances.
Offering in-depth study of issues related to learning disabilities, mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities, and emotional disturbances.
Offering in-depth study of issues related to moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and serious
Offering in-depth study of issues related to individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Certificates and Added Authorizations
Both certificates and added authorizations provide additional professional skills and expertise; one is sanctioned by San Diego State University and the other by the the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Designed to provide increased knowledge and skills for those who are or wish to become reading/language arts specialists.
Preparing teachers to be an effective literacy instructor, as well as to assume leadership roles in the presentation of professional development, literacy coaching, and literacy program assessment and curricula.
Upon satisfactory completion, teachers are eligible to apply to CTC to add a bilingual authorization to their existing credential.
This CCTC-approved Added Authorization that can be added to a Level II Specialist Credential in Special Education. The Added Authorization extends credential authorization from age 5 down to birth.