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School of Teacher Education

Liberal Studies
SDSU Liberal Studies

Why Get Your Credential at SDSU?

On this page: Explore the reasons you might want to enter into one of the SDSU credential programs.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks SDSU's College of Education #1 among CSUs, #1 in San Diego County, and #8 in the State of California. 
  • SDSU has been preparing teachers since 1897!

Many Liberal Studies students enroll in a credential program subsequent to earning their BA, with many choosing to pursue their credential through SDSU’s award-winning College of Education.

Preparing for a credential involves many steps, most of which require time and money. For the best credential program advising, students should contact the credential program at the university where they intend to enroll.

Students interested in completing a credential program at SDSU should contact the College of Education's Office of Student Services (OSS).

Reasons to Consider Getting Your Credential at SDSU

  • Strong partnerships with local schools
  • School of Teacher Education's famous "Block Model"
  • Crucial multicultural teaching focus
  • Powerful Research-Practice connection
  • 2- and 3-semester program options
  • Affordable tuition

Learn more about earning your teaching credential through the College of Education's School of Teacher Education.


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— Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Director, Liberal Studies

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