Celebrating 125 Years of Education


Since its founding as a teacher training school in 1897, preparing the next generation of educators, change agents and difference makers has been at the core of San Diego State University’s identity. Discover the moments and people from the SDSU College of Education’s unique history.

125 Years of Excellence

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*Moments listed 1/1 and 7/1 are estimates. No official dates are known.

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COE stories celebrating SDSU's 125th Anniversary

The Goodwin family, with Henrietta seated at the far right. Photo courtesy San Diego History Center.
The legacy of Henrietta Goodwin — SDSU’s first Black graduate — lives on at SDSU and in the Goodwin family.
Gabay in classroom, 1990. McBrayer with President Clinton.
Remembering when two SDSU alumnae were named National Teacher of the Year — an honor that gave them a voice for decades after.
Adela de la Torre, Ph.D.

Impact-Driven Philanthropy

Gifts of all amounts influence student and faculty success.

No matter where you live or how you are connected to our great institution, thank you for being part of our one SDSU community and for contributing to our history and future. Together, we will continue to have a powerful influence and positive impact in our transborder region and in the many communities we serve around the world.
Adela de la Torre, Ph.D.
SDSU President
To learn more about making a difference through philanthropy, please contact Megan Beardsley, director of development, at [email protected] or 619-594-2277.