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.
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Learn about the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and teaching credentials you can earn at the CSU.
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Loans, grants, scholarships and more are available to help aspiring educators pay for their education.
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The CSU works to address the teacher shortage and expand the diversity of teacher candidates.
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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.
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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.
CSU Education Deans' Statement in Support of Culturally Sustaining, Equity Driven, and Justice Focused Pedagogies
Learn about CSU teacher and educator preparation, including our signature pedagogies.
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.
California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP)
Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing (CAR/W)
Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC)
Center for the Advancement of Instruction in Quantitative Reasoning
CSU Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (CSU-MTEP)
Educator Quality Center (EdQ Center)
Partnerships & Initiatives
Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)