About OSS Advising

The Office for Student Success Advising Team is dedicated to your academic success! We offer a variety of advising modalities; options vary by program and time of the year. To find an advisor for other programs not listed below, please visit the College of Education Advising page.

Undergraduate Major Advising

Child and Family Development

The Child and Family Development undergraduate major prepares students to become early childhood educators and professionals who work with children and families in their schools and communities.

Your advisors are Christine Cortez, Alison Sternal, and Tanner Wilson.

Please click the link above to be taken to Navigate-EAB in order to see advising hours and information.

You may e-mail [email protected] with any additional questions.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major prepares individuals for teaching at the elementary or middle school level. It also is a major for those seeking jobs that require an interdisciplinary background.

 Your advisors are Christine Cortez, Alison Sternal, and Tanner Wilson.

Please click the link above to be taken to Navigate-EAB in order to see advising hours and information.

You may e-mail [email protected] with any additional questions.


Undergraduate Minor Advising

Child Development Minor

Child Development is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on social and emotional development, inclusion, and equity.

For questions and advising, please e-mail our advisors at:

Counseling and Social Change Minor

The CSC minor provides students the tools to seek change in diverse social contexts. It is an interdisciplinary 18-unit minor that encompasses social justice and diversity.

For questions and advising, please e-mail [email protected]

Cultural Proficiency Minor

The Cultural Proficiency minor is an interdisciplinary program of study allowing students to develop a broad understanding of the components of diversity in society, which include race and ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, religion, language, social class, and aging and disability.

For inquiries related to the purpose/objectives and academic/professional advantages of this minor, you may contact:

Prof. Cristian Aquino-Sterling, Ph.D.
Dean’s Office, College of Education

To submit Declaration of Minor and Request for Adjustment of Academic Requirements (RAAR) paperwork please email these forms to: [email protected]

Leadership Minor

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

 For questions and advising, please e-mail advisor Dr. Lisa Gates at: [email protected]

Preliminary Credential Advising

We offer advising for admission to SDSU's Preliminary Credential programs in the following areas:

Multiple Subject (Elementary, grades PreK-6)       Single Subject (Middle/High School, grades 7-12)       Bilingual Multiple and Single Subject

Special Education (Mild/Moderate Support Needs, Extensive Support Needs, and Early Childhood)

Individual Virtual Advising

Virtual appointments via Zoom for those interested in admission to one of our Preliminary Credential Programs.

Step 1
Click the link above to review your program admissions checklist.
Step 2
Note: Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Due to Commencement, appointments will resume on May 23, 2022.
Step 3
Please enter your Name, Red ID (if applicable), program of interest, and any specific questions you may have.
If you need to request an appointment outside of these hours, please email Jackie Fuller at [email protected].

Virtual Advising Session (Asynchronous)

Watch from the comfort of your own home, at anytime you'd like. The presentation includes general information regarding application requirements for our Preliminary Credential programs.

Virtual Group Advising Session (Synchronous)

Group Advising sessions, which take place on evenings and weekends, give a general overview of our Preliminary Credential programs and admissions process. More information, as well as registration, can be found at the link above.


Clear Credential (Induction Program) Advising

We offer advising for Induction Programs to clear your credential in the following areas: 

Special Education (Clear Credential only)                               Special Education (Clear Credential & Master's Degree)

Clear Credential

These programs are for individuals who already hold a Preliminary Teaching Credential and need to earn the second credential in California, the Clear Credential.

Your advisor for the Clear Credential programs is Christie Wohlwend-Pearson, Credential Analyst. She can be reached at [email protected].


Other Advising

ITEP Advising

The ITEP pathway typically takes 4 years and integrates the bachelor's and credential program so that you can complete your general education, major and credential coursework, and student teaching within the 4 years it takes to earn a bachelor's degree. Please click the link above to find your ITEP advisor.

Study Abroad Advising

Advising is offered for all SDSU students enrolled in College of Education (COE) programs, prospective COE students, or for any SDSU student interested in a COE-sponsored study abroad experience. Please click the link above to be taken to the Study Abroad advising page.

General Inquiries

Do you have advising questions that were not answered above? We are available to answer general questions about College of Education programs and services. We are also able to provide referral services to other offices and make appointments with members of the OSS staff.

Please send your inquiries to [email protected].

Our office in Lamden Hall 259 is also open to serve you if you would like to visit us in person. See Contact Us for current hours of operation.