Humboldt State University

School of Education

In an atmosphere of mutual respect, faculty and students explore effective traditional and alternative methods of educating all children and adolescents.

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Undergraduate Pathways

Credential candidates come from a variety of academic backgrounds.

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Credential Programs

HSU's School of Education offers a variety of postgraduate teaching credentials.

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Masters Program

Allowing educators to assume enhanced and more focused leadership roles in their schools.

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News, Meetings & Events

Special Education Orientation!
Thu, October 20, 2016 - 5:00 at Harry Griffith Hall 217

CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN ONE YEAR – The need for Special Education Teachers K-12 has never been greater. Student loan forgiveness, scholarship opportunities, open enrollment (PRIORITY DEADLINE - Friday , April 1, 2017). Special Education is accepting applicants for the 2017-16 academic year. For more information call 826-5795 or visit

Credential Program Orientations

Do you have a bachelors degree or are you close to graduating? Are you interested in teaching? Any undergraduate degree can apply. The time is quickly approaching to apply to the School of Education for our Credential Programs starting Fall 2016. The first application deadline is February 1st, 2015. Join us for an orientation meeting to learn about all of the details of the application process. Orientation dates, times, and locations are as follows: Thursday, October 6th, Harry Griffith Hall 108: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Elementary and Secondary Ed. Wednesday, October 19th, ONLINE: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Secondary Ed. Thursday, October 20th, ONLINE: 5:00pm - 6:000pm Special Ed. Wednesday, November 9th, Harry Griffith Hall 226: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Elementary and Secondary Wednesday, November 16th, ONLINE: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Secondary Ed. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to RSVP Monday, December 5th, Harry Griffith Hall 117: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to RSVP

Teacher Faire

teacher faire - people in a room Students from the HSU Teacher Credential program took advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about teaching careers in our local region at the First Annual Teacher Recruitment Fare in March. A collaborative effort between HSU and the Humboldt County Office of Education, this was not your typical career fare.  It was exclusive to the students from the credential programs and the local school districts. It gave HSU students the opportunity to meet with personnel from both Humboldt County and Trinity County School Districts and a chance to practice their job searching skills. It also provided personnel from the local schools the chance to meet the new teacher credential candidates. Several districts were hoping to fill current and upcoming teacher vacancies - even a teaching position in a one- room school! District personnel were enthusiastic about the opportunity to meet the talented students from HSU. HSU faculty and staff were on hand to provide valuable guidance on career choices and the application process from writing effective resumes to interviewing skills. “We jumped at the chance to attend this fare,” said one district representative. “I can’t think why we have never done this before.” Bryn Coriell, HSU Education Field Coordinator, agrees. “The best way to get through a job shortage,” he said,” is through collaboration. The Humboldt County Office of Education has been a great partner, and we hope this becomes an annual event.”