Find Your Degree or Certification Option
Advance your career in education, health care, or public services with one of our many degree or credential offerings.
Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the School of Education prepares next generation educators through cutting-edge credential and graduate programs. Our programs provide opportunities for students to critically engage with issues of social justice, diversity, and digital literacies.
- Credential and Degree Programs
Our credential programs, certificates, authorizations, master’s and doctoral programs will help you reach your career goals in education.
In California, those who are interested in pursuing a teacher credential must earn their bachelors degree before applying to the teacher credential program.
- Multiple Subject Credential (Elementary Education)
- Middle Level Education
- Single Subject Credential (Secondary Education)
- Special Education and Elementary Education (Concurrent Program)
- Special Education (Add On and Internship Programs)
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Dual Language
- Leadership in Middle Level Education
- Multicultural Specialist
The Bilingual Authorization (BILA) Program prepares Multiple Subject, Middle Level, Single Subject, and Education Specialist teacher candidates and teaching credential holders to teach in Spanish. The program prepares teachers to serve California’s culturally and linguistically diverse Emergent Bilingual/English Learners and to leverage language as a means for access and equity.
Master's and Doctoral Programs
- Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Education
- Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction
- Master of Arts in Special Education
- Master of Arts in Reading, Language and Literacy (fully online)
- Master of Arts in Educational Administration (fully online)
- Doctoral program in Educational Leadership (with UCSD)
Career Pathways: Educators, K-12 Teachers, and Educational Leadership
Human Development is one of the largest programs on campus with over 1,000 students. Our graduates seek careers in diverse settings, from non-profit and state agencies to counseling, health-care and educational programs as counselors, social workers, teachers, health-care workers and related positions.
- Bachelor of Arts Program
The Human Development Program engages students in a challenging academic curriculum which combines traditional classroom learning with experiential problem-based and field experience opportunities in human development-related professions in diverse settings.
In addition to completing required core coursework, each student completes two courses chosen from one of three concentrations: Counseling Services, Health Services, or an Individualized plan.
Experiential learning is gained from field experience where students participate in community service learning activities related to their career and intellectual interests in human development. Students also conduct an applied research study on a subject.
Career Pathways: Health-care and Educational Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers, and Health-care Workers
Kinesiology refers to "the study of human movement." The bachelor's program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the areas of rehabilitation, wellness, fitness, public health, and education. The master's program provides education and training for careers requiring an advanced degree, as well as preparation for doctoral study.
Career Pathways: Rehabilitation, Wellness, Fitness, Public Health, Education, Health or Physical Educator, and Personal Trainer/Coach.
We strive to be a dynamic leader in the art and science of nursing, educating ethically and culturally-sensitive nursing students to alleviate suffering and to promote, preserve, and restore dignity for all patients. The School of Nursing creates and practices innovative models of instruction, generates cutting edge research and creative activities, and advocates for health care needs in diverse local, regional, and global communities.
- Program Offerings
Traditional Bachelor's of Science in Nursing:
IMPACTED PROGRAM! A full-time program which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Upon program completion, students are students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX State Board Exam.
Accelerated Bachelor's of Science in Nursing:
COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS! A 24-month B.S. in Nursing program designed for those who will have already completed a Bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing. This program is being offered through the University Office of Extended Learning.
Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing:
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pathway is designed for students who have a valid California LVN license and are seeking a first bachelor’s degree as a Transfer student.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing:
A fully on-line program for California licensed RN’s which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, offered through the University Office of Extended Learning. This program is designed for the working RN.
Career Pathways: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The Master of Public Health program is proud to offer a curriculum that addresses health disparities, embraces diversity, reinforces the practice of cultural competence and calls upon our students to gain community-engaged public health experience, through research, service learning and internships.
- Master & Minor Offerings
Master of Public Health (MPH)
The Master of Public Health prepares students as practitioners of public health and as leaders in public and private sector agencies and organizations. Graduates are well-prepared to succeed in positions as public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, and the private sector.
Public Health Minor
The Public Health Minor prepares students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in public health that are complementary to their primary field. The curriculum focuses on the history and philosophy of public health, organizational structures of the U.S. health system, introduction to epidemiology, and other topics in Kinesiology and Human Development. This interdisciplinary approach provides students the opportunity to enhance their degree with a public health focus that is centered on protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.
Career Pathways: Public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, and the private sector
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to develop culturally informed, ethical, and effective professionals for direct social work practice with diverse populations. The MSW program prepares students for direct practice in a variety of settings including public, private, and nonprofit agencies and organizations, in social services, child welfare services, human services, healthcare, and mental/behavioral health.
Careeer Pathways: Social Worker - public, private, and nonprofit agencies and organizations. Child Welfare Services, Human Services, Healthcare, and Mental/Behavioral Health
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is grounded in providing an innovative curriculum which promotes reflections of one's own diversity, actions, and empathy to create a climate of shared values and respect with the culturally and linguistically diverse populations that we serve.
- Degree Programs
Bachelor's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
This degree provides education in basic human communication and its disorders and introduces students to evidence-based practices, ethics, and professional attitudes in serving diverse individuals in our community who have communication disorders.
Post-Bac Preparation Program
A fully online SLP Preparation program to prepare students to apply for a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.
Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Program Goals: (1) Train students in prevention, assessment and intervention practices. (2) Prepare ethically responsible clinicians to make EBP clinical decisions. (3) Promote wellness in culturally and linguistically diverse populations within our community.
Career Pathways: Basic human communication and its disorders and introduces students to evidence-based practices, ethics, and professional attitudes in serving diverse individuals in our community who have communication disorders
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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Campus that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for admissions to our programs without regard to age, physical or mental disabiltiy, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, martial status, medical condition, nationality, race or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.