Become a Teacher



ITEP: Integrated Teacher Education Programs

4-year Undergraduate Major Plus Credential

The Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP) pathway typically takes 4 years and 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.

Infographic of ITEP 4-year pathway

Majors Offering ITEP Pathway

ITEPs for high-need subject areas are now recruiting in the following SDSU undergraduate majors:

  • Child Development
    Special Education Credential, Early Childhood Specialization
  • Liberal Studies
    Multiple Subject* Credential
    Bilingual Multiple Subject* Credential
    Special Education Credential, Mild/Moderate Support Needs Specialization
    Special Education Credential, Extensive Support Needs Specialization
  • Mathematics for Single Subject Teaching
    Credential in single subject math
  • Chemistry for Single Subject Teaching
    Credential in single subject chemistry
  • Social Science for Single Subject Teaching
    Credential in single subject social science

ITEP is not available to those who have already obtained a bachelor's degree.

*A multiple subject credential is usually used for elementary school teaching.

Who is the ITEP pathway for?

  • Those who do not currently hold a bachelor's degree
  • Usually high school students or local San Diego community college students (see ITEP Community College Partners)
  • Those who know they want to be a teacher at the beginning of their higher education career
  • Those who want to be in a major designed for future teachers

Hear Directly from Our Graduates

Next Steps: Major-specific Info & Advising

Only the following majors offer the ITEP pathway. If you want to learn more, contact an advisor for the specific programs below.

Child Development Major + ITEP Pathway

This major combines the undergraduate degree and teaching credential into a four year integrated teacher education program. The program is designed to qualify the student for a Child Development B.S. degree and a preliminary teaching credential in early childhood special education. The Early Childhood credential authorizes the holder to work with infant, toddler and preschool-age children with disabilities.

Website: Child Development Major
Advisors:
Undergraduate Advisors, COE Office for Student Success

Email: [email protected]

Liberal Studies Major + 4 ITEP Pathways

This major combines the undergraduate degree and teaching credential into a four year integrated teacher education program.

There are four pathways to select from:

  1. Bilingual Education ITEP
  2. Multiple Subjects ITEP
  3. Special Education Mild to Moderate Support Needs ITEP
  4. Special Education Extensive Support Needs ITEP

These pathways are designed to qualify the student for a Liberal Studies B.A. degree and one of the following preliminary credentials: bilingual, multiple subjects, or special education credential. The Bilingual Multiple Subjects Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained bilingual K-6 classroom. The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained K-6 classroom. The Special Education Mild/Moderate Support Needs credential authorizes the holder to work with students with disabilities in grades K-12 and adults up to age 22. The Special Education Extensive Support Needs credential authorizes the holder to work with students with a wide range of disabilities in grades K-12.

Website: Liberal Studies Major
Advisors:
Undergraduate Advisors, COE Office for Student Success

Email: [email protected]

Mathematics Major + ITEP Pathway

This major combines the undergraduate degree and teaching credential into a 129 unit, four year integrated teacher education program. The program is designed to qualify the student for a mathematics degree and a preliminary single subject teaching credential in mathematics. 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.

Website: Mathematics Major, ITEP Emphasis
Advisor:
Steven Klass

Email: [email protected]

Social Science Major + ITEP Pathway

Website: Social Science Teaching Major
Advisor: Dr. Brian Adams

Email: [email protected]

General Questions

For general questions about teaching pathways, contact [email protected].

Notice to Students Re: Professional Licensure and Certification

California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student to meet California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue  licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C). I

Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the Office for Student Success ([email protected]).