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Educator and Leadership Programs

The Department of Educator and Leadership Programs supports the system’s 23 universities in achieving equity and excellence in educator preparation. In turn, the universities partner with local school systems to prepare teachers for success, equipping them with the skills and experiences to deliver high-quality, culturally responsive instruction to students. The CSU prepares more of California’s teachers—preschool through grade 12—than any other institutions combined. It also produces nearly four percent of the nation’s teachers.

Teachers Made in the CSU

Campus Colleges & Schools of Education

Choose a campus from the menu below to learn about that school and its dean, associat​e dean and other administrators.

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Teacher and Educator Degrees & Credentials

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Learn about the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and teaching credentials you can earn at the CSU.

Learn About Degrees & Credentials

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Loans, grants, scholarships and more are available to help aspiring educators pay for their education.

Learn About Financial Aid

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Pathways to Becoming a Teacher

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The CSU works to address the teacher shortage and expand the diversity of teacher candidates.

Learn About Teacher Pathways

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Building a Diverse Educator Workforce

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The CSU is a leader in advancing diversity in the teacher workforce; find how our campuses are working toward this goal.

Learn About Our Diversity Goals

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Academic Preparation

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The California State University is committed to ensuring that all Californians have the opportunity to earn a high quality college degree.

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CSU Education Deans' Statement in Support of Culturally Sustaining, Equity Driven, and Justice Focused Pedagogies

About Us

Learn about CSU teacher and educator preparation, including our signature pedagogies.

Our Team

Meet the staff of the CSU’s Department of Educator and Leadership Programs.


Find fact sheets, flyers and more about the CSU’s work in preparing teachers and educators for California and beyond.