Teacher Education

Dr. Elmano Costa, Department Chair
Department of Teacher Education
DBH 330 - 209/667-3600

Ms. Esther Villa, Admin Support Coordinator
DBH 330 - 209/667-3367

Ms. Beth Baughn, Admin Support Assistant
DBH 330 - 209/667-3357

A Message from the Department

stack of booksEducating teachers is only half of our job.

The other half is perhaps even more important — training teachers. Because knowledge alone won’t prepare tomorrow’s teachers to handle the challenges of today.

The Department of Teacher Education at Stanislaus State is serious about its mission to prepare the state’s educators. Maybe that’s why, semester after semester, the department’s programs are of the highest demand among the University’s graduate students.

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Credential Program Information

Visit Credential Services website for additional information.

Credential Services website

Fall 2016 Application Information for our Credential Programs

  1. Priority Application Period for all programs  - January 28 - Feruary 12, 2016
  2. Regular Application Period for Elementary and Special Education (Ed Specialist)  - February 15 - March 10, 2016 
  3. Mandatory Orientations: May 6, 2016
  4. Regular Application Period for Secondary Education - February 15 - March 3, 2016
  5. Mandatory Orientation: April 29, 2016

There are two separate applications to enter the Credential Program.

  1. Application to the University Graduate School, $55 fee. Apply online at www.csumentor.edu
  2. Application to the Credential Program, $30 fee.  For application information click on the Credential Services link above. 

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FREE Professional Development Workshops

Elementary, Special Education and Secondary English, Math, Science, Kinesiology and Social Science Sessions. Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4:30-7:00 PM DBH Quad.

Open to Teacher Candidates, Education Faculty, Cooperating Teachers, Intern Support Providers and K-12 Teachers, .5 Continuing Education Unit Available

Register Online                                                                                                      


Field Services (Student Teaching)

For any pertinent information regarding student teaching (school placements, requirements, application) contact Mrs. Julie Magana, Administrative Support Coordinator for Field Services, DBH329 (across from Teacher Education office), (209) 667-3230, or by email at jmagana14@csustan.edu

1. Special Ed (ESCP) Fall 2016 Student Teaching Application

2. Elementary Ed (MSCP) Fall 2016 Student Teaching Application