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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.


California State University San Marcos, School of Education is recognized as a national and state accredited institution.

Since 1995, CSU San Marcos, School of Education has maintained national accreditation with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).   In October 2015, NCATE once more certified the School of Education, Initial Teacher Preparation and Advanced Preparation, as meeting rigorous professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other school specialists. We are honored the Commission cited no areas for improvement relative to any of the standards.

The Committee on Accreditation in June 2015, on behalf of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, assigned the status of Accreditation to California State University, San Marcos and all of its credential programs.


CSUSM Passage Rates

The School of Education at CSU San Marcos is proud to provide information regarding the excellent license examination passage rates of credential program completers for the most recent available years of 2013-14, Annual Institutional Report Cards.  This information is provided in compliance with Section 44225.8 of the California Education Code as mandates by AB 2086 and CTC Program Sponsor Alert 11-13.