Undergraduate Advising

College of Education Office for Student Success

The College of Education has 3 academic advisors with hours staggered throughout each week. For details about each Advising Team member's hours, modalities, and instructions on scheduling appointments, use SDSU Navigate. Please run your Degree Evaluation in my.SDSU and come prepared with your questions prior to meeting with an advisor.

Academic Advisors

for the Child Development, Leadership Studies, and Liberal Studies Majors

Alison Sternal
Make an appointment with:
Tanner Wilson
Make an appointment with:
Jesse Ortiz
Make an appointment with:

[email protected] (Liberal Studies)

Frequently Asked Questions

YES! You should see an advisor at least once per semester to make sure that you are taking the right classes and are on track for graduation.

Advising is currently done via appointment only; however, the advising team may advertise drop-in advising during critical times such as class registration and the first two weeks of the semester. Please note that CFD Minor advising is currently done through email only; please email [email protected] with any questions related to the CFD Minor.

We’re so excited to have you with us! In order to change majors, you must make an appointment with an academic advisor through SDSU Navigate. To help us prepare for your appointment, please also email us at [email protected] (Child Development), [email protected] (Leadership Studies), or [email protected] (Liberal Studies) with the following information:

  • Name
  • Red ID
  • Current Major & Year
  • Why do you want to change majors?

No. For quick questions and for education plan updates, please email us at [email protected] (Child Development), [email protected] (Leadership Studies), or [email protected] (Liberal Studies), and we will respond as soon as we can.

You cannot make changes to your education plan without first consulting with your advisors. While some classes may fit better with your schedule than others, your advisors are the experts when it comes to knowing which classes are prerequisites for others, which classes might conflict in future semesters, and so on. This isn’t to say that your education plan can’t be changed at all; rather, the advisors will work with you to best accommodate your needs while still keeping you on-track to graduate.

The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) pathway for teaching in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) typically takes 4 years. This pathway offered through the Child Development major combines a 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. The ECSE credential authorizes the holder to work with infant, toddler, preschool-age, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten aged children with disabilities.

Please speak to an advisor to determine whether ITEP is a good fit for you and your goals.

1. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units.
2. Maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher.
3. Complete all courses in the Lower-Division Core and in Major Prep. Classes in Major Prep must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. These include:
  -MATH 211
  -MTHED 212
  -ENS 241A & 241B
  -MUSIC 102
  -N SCI 100

This varies from course to course. Students should always consult with an advisor before deciding to take a course for credit/no credit.

Advising is offered to all of our students interested in a global education experience. Contact your GEO advisor and schedule an appointment through SDSU Navigate; the advisors assigned to you are listed in the Meet With Your Success Team section. Visit Connect with Advisors for instrucitons.

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