May 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Teacher Education

Office: Sweeney Hall 305

Telephone: 408-924-3771




Katya Aguilar
Elaine Chin
Mark K. Felton
Colette Rabin
Grinell Smith
Patricia Swanson, Chair
David Whitenack

Associate Professors

Allison Briceno 
Brent Duckor
Roxana Marachi

Assistant Professors

Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz
Lara Kassab
Luis Poza
Tammie Visintainer


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.


    Undergraduate Minor(s)




      Elementary EducationSecondary EducationTeacher Education