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Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) at CSUSM 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. Our faculty focuses on community-engaged scholarship to advance the field of education.




Future Educators Association Newsletter- 2nd Edition

Future Educators Association Newsletter- 1st Edition

San Luis Rey Elementary School (OUSD) Receives Makerspace Grant

 By Alianza North County Newsroom

San Luis Rey Elementary (SLR) in partnership with California State University San Marcos was presented with a $2,000 grant to purchase more equipment for its STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) makerspace to support creativity and enhance learning in these subject areas. The funding came through Cal Coast Cares Foundation, which was started by Cal Coast Credit Union to provide scholarships and grants for education. “It’s just so important to take these programs and continue to give back to schools, and teachers, and educators like Dr. Wood,” Cal Coast Branch Manager Christi Mortlock said. SLR’s makerspace has grown with the help of Christiane Wood, assistant professor of literacy education at Cal State San Marcos. As part of the CSUSM Distinguished Teacher in Residence Program (DTiR), Wood helps kindergarten through first grade teachers at SLR combine STEAM concepts with teaching literacy. Continue reading: San Luis Rey Elementary School (OUSD) Receives Makerspace Grant


Dual Language Teachers Study Abroad in Spain

 By Ana Hernandez and Lourdes Shahamiri

For the past two years, 24 dual language teachers, bilingual teacher candidates and recent CSUSM graduates interested in bilingual education have integrated into Spanish life, language, and culture for a two-week stay at the University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain to broaden their didactic knowledge of the Spanish language in La Formación de Profesores de Español Como Lengua Extranjera under the guidance of CA State University San Marcos faculty lead, Dr. Ana Hernández, and co-coordinator, Lourdes Shahamiri. Classes ran Monday-Friday, with intensive methodology lessons by Valladolid faculty, followed by cultural activities and field trips.  Continue reading: Dual Language Teachers Study Abroad in Spain

Study Abroad Spain

Study Abroad Spain


Education Professor, Christiane Wood publishes: The Literacy of Play and Innovation: Children as Makers

 By Marilyn Huerta

“The Literacy of Play and Innovation provides a portrait of what innovative education looks like from a literacy perspective. Through an in-depth case study of a “maker” school’s innovative design–in particular, of four early childhood educator’s classrooms–this book demonstrates that children’s inspiration, curiosity, and creativity is a direct result of the school environment. Presenting a unique, data-driven model of literacy, play, and innovation taking the maker movement beyond STEM education, this book helps readers understand literacy learning through making and the creative approaches embedded in early literacy classroom practices,” said Professor Wood. Continue reading: Children as Makers
Chris Wood Book

New: CSET I-III Waiver

The CSUSM Liberal Studies Elementary Subject Matter Option B.A. is now a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approved Elementary Subject Matter Waiver Program.

Students who finish all degree requirements for the CSUSM LBST B.A., earn a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and graduate may utilize their coursework to meet the Elementary Subject Matter Competency requirement for Multiple Subject or Concurrent Multiple Subject/Education Specialist Credential Programs instead of taking the Multiple Subject California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) I-III.  Note: Non-CSUSM students are not eligible to apply for this waiver. Continue reading: CSET I-III Waiver Information

Grant Will Help Increase Number of Latinx Teachers

 By Brian Hiro

Cal State San Marcos believes that there should be more Latinx teachers in public K-12 schools.  Now the University has the money to help accomplish that very goal. Late last month, CSUSM was awarded a $2.7 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the recruitment, support and preparation of Latinx teachers. The grant is titled Project SUPPORT – which stands for Serving Underrepresented Populations Partnering for Opportunities and Rewards in Teaching – and it’s part of the Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. Continue reading: Latinx Teachers
Pat Stall

Upcoming Events

  • Single Subject Application Due
    March 1, 2020
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  • Middle Level Application Due
    March 1, 2020
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  • Spring MA & JDP Open House
    April 14, 2019
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  • Innovation Day
    Virginia Hansen Speaker Series
    Christine Dixon
    April 23, 2020
    9:00am-12:00pm @ Double Peak School
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    May 8, 2020
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    May 8, 2020
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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. Resources for undocumented students


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