Office: Sweeney Hall 305
Mark K. Felton
David A. Whitenack, Chair
The Teacher Education Program (TED) at San José State University is California’s oldest public teacher preparatory program. We are committed to preparing the highest quality TK-12 educators, with knowledge, skills, dispositions, and ethics to teach students in our culturally diverse and technologically complex global communities. Teaching is a reliable and rewarding profession for those desiring to influence the lives of children and adolescents. TED prepares teachers who focus on students and their learning needs through culturally sustaining pedagogy, antiracist practices, and other asset-oriented approaches to emancipatory education.
The Teacher Education Department offers preparation for a California multiple subject (Transitional Kindergarten - 8th) or single subject (secondary school) teaching credential offered by the State of California to teach preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in a California public school. These programs are post-baccalaureate, offered at the graduate level, and are accredited by the CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing). The Teacher Education Department offers a Teaching Credential only option (in multiple or single subject) or a Teaching Credential plus a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. For experienced teachers, a Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential program with a Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Literacy Education degree has a prospective launch in Fall 2023. Undergraduate pathways to the multiple or single-subject credential are available through ITEP and SAGE programs.
Undergraduate students intending to enter a teaching credential program, should view the Teacher Preparation section of the catalog for more information.
Two types of certificates are available: Advanced Certificates and Basic Certificates . The description of each certificate program identifies the type of certificate.
Credentials are primarily granted by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing. This excludes the Credential in Spanish Language Counseling.
Added Authorizations are granted by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing and extend special authorization to specific audiences.
Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars
Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Programs programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU (per University Policy F19-1). Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These program allow students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.
CoursesElementary EducationSecondary EducationTeacher Education