Teaching Credential Advising

College of Education Office for Student Success

Are you a current student? All post-admission credential students should contact their department advisor. See Graduate Advising.

Preliminary Credential Advising

We offer advising for admission to SDSU's Preliminary Teaching 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: Go to our Google calendar to request an appointment.
    Note: Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • 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)

Induction Program Advising

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].