About Us

​CSU teacher preparation is focused on success for all students.

The Department of Educator and Leadership ​Programs serves the entire CSU system. We support campuses in achieving equity and excellence in educator preparation.

The Deans of CSU colleges and schools of education embrace a set of signature pedagogies for teacher preparation. We want every program graduate to have the knowledge, skills and classroom experience to:

  • Collaborate with other educators and families to deliver a high quality education for all students
  • Demonstrate culturally responsive practices to ensure that all students learn and grow
  • Teach and support all students successfully on day one as a beginning teacher

Campuses throughout the system are adopting the principles and methods of improvement science to continually elevate the quality of our teacher preparation programs.


Equity, Education and Teacher Preparation

Learn about the CSU’s commitment and practices to advance equity in education through teacher preparation.

Ever Better: Improving Teacher Preparation

See how CSU campuses are applying improvement science to continuously improve teacher preparation.

Read about improvement science in practice​ on CSU campuses in this publication from SRI International and WestEd.


Read the Educator Preparation and Public School Programs’ Innovations in Educator Preparation March 2018 Report.

View our complete vision and mission statement​, including our core values.​