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School of Education


The School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) at CSUSM prepares skilled, caring, and diverse teachers, educators, and leaders who make positive and lasting impact on schools and communities across our region. Students learn and work with faculty, staff, and our community partners who are deeply committed to equity, inclusivity,  innovation, and student success.

Our Credential and Degree Programs

Our credential programs (for preK-12 teachers and school administrators), certificates, authorizations, master’s and doctoral programs will help you reach your career goals in education. Scholarships and Grants are available to students. Explore and learn more about:

Application & Student Advising

Needing help with getting started and learn about how to apply our programs. College of Education, Human, and Health Services (CEHHS) Student Services is here to help.
(760) 750-4277

Student Services & Teacher Credential Advisors Directory

Applications for our Education Specialist Add On Credential Program are still OPEN for Fall 2024 Start! Applications for other credential programs are now CLOSED! Stay tuned for information on Fall 2025 start!  

In today's educational landscape, there's never been a better time to become a teacher. The pressing teacher shortage has created a unique window of opportunity, with an abundance of employment options available. From traditional classrooms to specialized programs, the demand for qualified educators is higher than ever. Whether you're passionate about shaping young minds or contributing to educational policy, the possibilities are vast. Embrace this pivotal moment, and step into a career that not only fulfills your passion for teaching but also offers a wealth of professional prospects in an industry actively seeking dedicated individuals like you.

Read more: How to Become a Teacher in California

Learn more about the application and admission process

Scholarships and Grants are available for students. 

Why Earn Your Teacher Credential at CSUSM? 


Our commitment to culturally sustaining, equity driven, and social justice focused pedagogies  

Endorsed by CSU Deans of Education and the School of Education 

As Leaders of College and Schools of Education in the California State University System (CSU), we are directly opposed to any theory, practice, or action that interferes with the educational process. Our goal is to ensure that we prepare educators who can uplift, inspire, and engage students, all students. We will continue to provide educators with the tools that will allow them to embed student culture and lived experiences, including language, race, and ethnicity into the curriculum so that each educator can engage each student. We are educators and that is our job.

It is our responsibility to prepare educators to value and educate all children. To do so, future educators must recognize children's individual strengths and needs, the community cultural wealth they bring with them to the classroom, and the systemic challenges and opportunities that impact their experiences in TK12 schools. This requires that future educators grapple with the realities of structural racism in our society. We stand with our faculty, students, and alumni who engage culturally sustaining, equity-driven, and justice-focused pedagogical practices in order to improve learning opportunities.

Resources for Undocumented Students

As a leader in higher education, the 23-campus California State University is committed to ensuring academic opportunities are available to all the state's students, regardless of citizenship status. If you are an undocumented student, there are many resources available to you - from grants, loans and scholarships to legal and campus support services. 

Dreamer Office and Resources