SDSU College of Education

Home to all of SDSU's teaching and education programs!

SDSU's College of Education is home to a wide variety of programs, including those that prepare professional educators for pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school positions.

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“I’ve long understood the hard work of being a teacher. … But I’ve also seen the reward of it all — seeing kids grow.”

SDSU School of Teacher Education multiple subject credential graduate Briana Martinez follows in her family’s footsteps as she embarks on a career in teaching.


SDSU Alumni La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools

Photos from SDSU College of Education's post 05/15/2024

Congrats to Danielle and COE's Class of 2024!


Don't miss Episode 11 of the podcast! Mark Tucker and Mari Guillermo from our rehabilitation counseling program discuss their collaborative work to level the playing field for people with disabilities.

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“They were a big part of me really getting a true, core understanding of what it means to be an equity-driven leader.”

New San Diego County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Gloria E. Ciriza ('18, Ed Leadership) reflects on her mentors and the experiences that shaped her.



Don't miss this upcoming event co-sponsored by our ARPE department! Registration is open for the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs’ Colloquium Speaker, Eli Clare, disability justice advocate and author of "Brilliant Imperfection, Exile and Pride, and The Marrow’s Telling." April 24.



“If you've taught kids with EBD, you know that their behaviors are really tough, but once you connect with them, they’ll have your back like no other kids you've ever taught."

Lauren Collins, associate professor of special education, has been elected vice president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of Emotional and Behavioral Health! Learn why she's passionate about empowering educators to improve outcomes for students with emotional or behavioral disorders.



The upward trend continues! 📈

We just received our highest ever national ranking (No. 48) in the U.S. News and World Report list of best graduate education programs! is also No. 1 in San Diego County, No. 6 in California and No. 38 among U.S. public universities.



It's so amazing to see three COE faculty researchers on the cover of Engage + Innovate magazine! 🤩

Ana Dueñas (special education), Vanessa Placeres (school counseling) and Jennica Paz (school psychology) were spotlighted for their work to improve mental and emotional well-being for children and youth in diverse communities. Read the story. 👇


Photo by Rachel Crawford. Cover design by Monika Lemp.


“It's about being able to do something that I've always wanted to do.”

Congratulations to lecturer and 2023 Joint Ph.D. Program in Education alumna Charlene Holkenbrink-Monk who is preparing to travel to Málaga, Spain in January as a Fulbright Scholar! Her story:



"You want those folks to be caring, driven, passionate and good — and we need more of them.”

With March Madness here, we’re honored that San Diego State Men's Basketball coaching legend Steve Fisher sat down with us to discuss his start as a high school educator and the importance of the teaching profession.



“Hopefully, it will be a resource for dual-language professionals who are interested in incorporating STEM as a context for promoting equitable participation of students positioned as English learners in U.S. schools.”

Congratulations to DLE associate professor Alberto Esquinca on receiving a 2024 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Book of the Year Award! "Integrando STEAM: A guide for elementary bilingual and dual language programs" received top honors in the Edited Volume Category.



This morning, U.S. News & World Report released its 2024 Best Online Master’s Programs list and SDSU achieved a best-ever No. 5 ranking in the Graduate Education category! We are once again the highest-ranked program in the western U.S. This year's ranking is based on the strength of the online master of arts in teaching (MAT) program, offered by our SDSU School of Teacher Education for the past decade.



“First and foremost, as educators and lifelong learners, we have a responsibility to help the next generation."

As we celebrate , we're proud to highlight Joint Ph.D. Program student and PELSA alumna Brenna Leon — a young professional inspired to advance equity in higher education! As a Ph.D. student at , Brenna explores the impact of media messaging on students of color. And as a community college communicator, Brenna works to change the narrative herself.



Join us for College of Education Night at as the Aztecs take on San Jose State University at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Viejas Arena! 🏀

Want to become a teacher? Advisors from SDSU’s credential programs and student organization representatives will be on hand before the game from 1:30-3 p.m. outside the arena’s main entrance along 55th Street.

SDSU students are admitted FREE for all regular season Aztec athletic events with a valid SDSU Student ID card.

Tickets are available to COE faculty, staff and alumni at a special discounted rate of $4.

The College of Education contingent is planning to gather in Section V!

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“I do not want to do research for the sake of doing research. I want to do research that solves real problems and that impacts society.

Congratulations to our own Frank Harris III on being named No. 105 on the new 2024 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings — a list of 200 university-based scholars who shape educational practice and policy!



“We created activities throughout the week where students could exchange their experiences and knowledge from their own practices — not one to the other, or vice versa, but a real opportunity for intercultural exchange.

Last month, marriage and family therapy graduate students from and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana shared experience and knowledge during an unforgettable study abroad program in Medellín, Colombia.



SAVE THE DATE: Join College of Education students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters for an exciting evening of college hoops! San Diego State women's basketball hosts College of Education Night as the Aztecs take on San Jose State University at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Viejas Arena.

$4 tickets are available to faculty, staff and alumni with a special promo code.

SDSU students are admitted FREE for all regular season Aztec athletic events with a valid SDSU Student RED ID card.

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The podcast is back! We kick off Season 2 with Rachel Haine-Schlagel — our usual host — in the hot seat to discuss her research to improve child mental health and social services.

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