Office: Sweeney Hall 305
Mark K. Felton
Patricia Swanson, Chair
The Teacher Education Program at San Jose State University is California’s oldest public teacher preparatory program. We are committed to preparing the highest quality educators (PreK-12), 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.
The Teacher Education Department offers a California multiple (grades PK-8) or single subject (grades 9-12) teaching credential offered by the State of California to teach pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school students in a California public school. These programs are post baccalaureate, offered at the graduate level, and are approved by the CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing). The Teacher Education Department offers many options, including a Teaching Credential only (in multiple or single subject), a Teaching Credential plus a Master of Arts Degree (in Elementary: Curriculum & Instruction) or a Master of Arts Degree (LACES) only (also in Elementary: Curriculum & Instruction).
Undergraduate students intending to enter a teaching credential program, should view the Teacher Preparation section of the catalog for more information.
CoursesElementary EducationSecondary EducationTeacher Education