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School of Teacher Education

School of Teacher Education

Liberal Studies
SDSU Liberal Studies

About Us

On this page:  Learn about the Department of Liberal Studies in the School of Teacher Education at SDSU. 

Liberal Studies is an academic program in the School of Teacher Education, under the College of Education at San Diego State University.  

Faculty assigned to teach liberal studies courses are drawn from the colleges at San Diego State University. 

  • In the right place? If you are interested in learning about the Liberal Studies degree, see Career & Academic Pathways for a description of the program, including career options.

Contact Us

Mailing address

Liberal Studies Program

School of Teacher Education

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive 

San Diego CA 92182-1100 


If you have questions about the Liberal Studies major, email

Current students, please include your Red ID# in your email. 

Liberal Studies Office

Location: EBA 255

Phone: 619-594-6131 

FAX: 619-594-7828

If you need in-person assistance, visit the Office for Student Success (OSS) front desk, located in EBA 259.

OSS front desk phone: 619-594-6320  


Meet your Liberal Studies Leadership Team

Photo: Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Program Director

Educate yourself, Educate others.

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan proudly leads the Liberal Studies program at San Diego State University. She’s also the Clinical Practice Experiences Coordinator for SDSU's School of Teacher Education (STE) and the Founder/Faculty Advisor of Aztecs for Education.  [Read more]

Office: EBA 255 |

Ms. Michelle Xiong, Academic Advisor (SDSU Campus)

michelle xiong

Ms. Michelle C. Xiong is the Liberal Studies Academic Advisor. As a Hmong first-generation college graduate, she is committed to helping students from similar backgrounds succeed in their academic careers.  [Read more]

619-594-6320 | Office: EBA 259 |

Mr. Americo Yacopi, Academic Advisor (Imperial Valley Campus) 

Photo: Americo Yacopi

Mr. Americo Yacopi is the Academic Advisor at the SDSU-Imperial Valley campus, located about 2 hours east of the main campus in (very!) sunny Calexico, CA. He presently advises for the Liberal Studies major and History/ Social Science major [Read more]

1-760-768-5503 |  Office: IVC 2-SA-109 |

Faculty of the Month

To be announced.

Student of the Month

Photo: Amanda Sherman
Amanda Sherman graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA and a degree in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, with a focus in mathematics. She studied abroad in Keele, England during the spring semester of her third year. Amanda plans to move to Orlando to complete a year-long internship at Disney World. 
School of Teacher Education

Front Desk (EBA 255) | 619-594-6131