Overview of Master's Degree Programs
Are you an educator who wants to
enhance your knowledge and skills?
master's degree programs in the School of Teacher Education have
high expectations for participant commitment to learning, personal
growth and development, and inquiry.
These advanced degrees are
designed to promote and support learning and development through
scholarly reading, study, and exchange of ideas. Time invested in
graduate study will involve work at the classroom, school, and district
levels; the expectation is that students who graduate from these
programs will become experts and leaders in their schools and districts
and in other learning environments.
The School of Teacher Education graduate programs
require that participants:
- must have a teaching credential or 12 units in education
- be skilled communicators , both orally and in writing
- be enthusiastic about and prepared to engage in scholarly study and work, and disseminate findings, as appropriate
that one purpose for graduate study is to push the boundaries of one's
own personal, as well as professional, growth and learning
that the STE graduate programs require a significant investment of time
for reading, reflection, research, and investigation of educational
NOTE: Some states require a master's
degree to teach in public schools. However, California requires a
teaching credential instead of a master's degree.
TUITION and Scholarships
The tuition for California residents is much lower than the pricetag for private universities. For current SDSU tuition. go to the SDSU Tuition and fees page.