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Students can find a list of services available virtually on the student support page.

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$500 Emergency Grants Available for Undergraduate Students

The California College Student Emergency Support Fund has launched to give one-time $500 hardship grants to students. Administered by Mission Asset Fund (MAF), the Fund is a statewide philanthropic response to address emergency needs for the state’s low-income college students.


  • Currently a full-time undergraduate student at a CSU, UC, or CCC
  • Have earned at least 1 academic year of credits
  • Are low-income (eligible for a Pell Grant or CA Promise Grant/BOG Fee Waiver

More Details & Apply for $500 Grant

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Events and Updates

All CSUSM events except ONLINE Information Sessions have been canceled through April 30.

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  • COVID-19 Updates

    March 13, 2020

    In light of COVID-19, CSUSM is taking important measures to reduce the spread of the virus.  Beginning March 20, 2020, we are shifting our instruction to remote/virtual formats.  In addition to transitioning our instructional practices, we will also have reduced campus-based operations as we ask staff to shift appropriate workload responsibilities to remote operations as much as possible. We have also canceled all University-sponsored events through April 30 and may extend that as needed.

    Since our campus operations will be conducted remotely as much as possible, if you need assistance and support, please contact Sorcha at
    University Updates
  • Future Educators Association Newsletter

  • San Luis Rey Elementary School (OUSD) Receives Makerspace Grant

    By Alianza North County Newsroom
    October 21, 2019

    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.

    Continue reading: San Luis Rey Elementary School (OUSD) Receives Makerspace Grant

  • Dual Language Teachers Study Abroad in Spain

    By Ana Hernandez and Lourdes Shahamiri
    September 2, 2019

    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: Child

     By Marilyn HuertaChris Wood Book

    February 22, 2019

    “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. 
  • New: CSET I-III Waiver

    December 2018

    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
    October 8, 2018Pat Stall

    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.

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Future Educators Association Newsletter- Dec 2019

Future Educators Association Newsletter- Nov 2019



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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. Resources for undocumented students.



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