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

Spring 2017 Application Information for our Credential Programs

  1. Priority Application Period for all programs  - August 24 - September 9, 2016
  2. Regular Application Period for Elementary and Special Education (Ed Specialist)  - September 9  - October 7, 2016 
  3. Mandatory Orientations: TBD
  4. Regular Application Period for Secondary Education - September 9 - 30, 2016
  5. Mandatory Orientation: TBD

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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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