Degree Requirements

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2022-23, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2022. Access the catalog of record at

USD offers a five-year Combined BA/MEd Teacher Education Program (CTEP) Program offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, resulting in the conferral of a BA in Liberal Studies, a preliminary Multiple Subject teaching credential, and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. The CTEP program allows students to complete the BA in Liberal Studies at the end of the fourth year of the program, will obtain the preliminary Multiple Subject teaching credential after the ninth semester (4.5 years), once the full-time student teaching has been completed, and receive the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction after completion of the fifth year. Please contact Margaret Daley (, PhD, Liberal Studies Program Director, for additional details as program sequencing will vary. This program is only open to current USD students pursing a Liberal Studies major. 

First Year
Semester IUnits
EDTE 513PPositive Behavior Supports for Family, School, and Community Engagement3
EDTE 514Educational Research Methods3
EDTE 553FGeneral Education Student Teaching and Seminar3
or EDTE 5XX Elective2
Semester II
EDTE 515SCapstone Seminar 3
EDTE 516Technology & Learning 3
EDTE 554FEducation Specialist Student Teaching and Seminar - Mild Moderate3
or EDTE 5XX Elective2
Senior YearUnits
EDTE 317P1Assessment: Pre-Referral to Collaborative Support3
EDTE 452P1Clinical Experience: Extended Practicum3

Grades of B- or better are required in all credential courses, including student teaching.

International Requirement

At SOLES, all masters and doctoral students participate in an international experience designed to support the growth of cultural competency. Our goal is to inform best practices in working with culturally diverse populations locally, nationally and globally.  International experiences are approved by each student's faculty advisor and can be credit based or non-credit based activities. For CTEP students, this may be met at the undergraduate or graduate level, as long as specific criteria are satisfied.

Exit Requirement - Masters

Capstone Research Project 

Exit Requirement - Credential

California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA)