College of Education Programs

Education (Adult Education) M.A.

Graduates of this program work as leaders in a wide variety of contexts addressing the increasing need for adult education activities in literacy programs, community-based organizations, and many other formal and non-formal settings.

Education (Early Childhood Education) M.A.

The graduate program provides educators with advanced knowledge and training in research, theory, and practice for working with children and families in multicultural and multilingual early childhood settings.

Education (Educational Administration) M.A.

Graduates of the program will understand how national and international social and technological changes impact education and what their implications for leadership are – particularly for schools with historically marginalized students.

Education (Elementary Education) M.A.

The Master of Arts in Education: Concentration in Elementary Education provides elementary school teachers with advanced knowledge of research, theory, and practice in the field of elementary education in general as well as in particular subject matter disciplines. This concentration is a continuation of the SF State Multiple Subjects Credential Program and is only open to students who have completed their credential within three years of applying to the M.A.

Education (Equity & Social Justice) M.A.

A major component of this graduate program is social activism. The graduate program focuses on theoretical, historical and political perspectives of race, class, gender, language and sexual orientation as they apply to the theory and practice of education.

Education (Instructional Technologies) M.A.

Instructional Technologies (ITEC) graduates are professionals who holistically apply learning theory; and design, develop and evaluate instruction with appropriate technologies.

Education (Language & Literacy) M.A.

Designed to extend knowledge in the field of language and literacy development when teaching linguistically and culturally diverse groups, either in elementary, secondary or adult education

Education (Mathematics) Education M.A.

The graduate program promotes and supports teacher-leaders to be knowledgeable both in mathematics content and in the use of pedagogical practices that enable all students to learn mathematics.

Education (Secondary Education) M.A.

The graduate program is designed to support beginning teachers in developing and reflecting on their practice in relation to recent and continuing research on teaching and learning in their subject areas.

Educational Leadership Ed.D.

This innovative program has a distinct mission: to prepare educational leaders for P-12 schools and community colleges who will transform their organizations to enhance learning and achievement for all students.

Special Education M.A.

The graduate program is designed for competence in research and leadership skills in working with people with disabilities in program emphasis areas, including early childhood, mild/moderate disabilities, moderate/severe disabilities, orientation and mobility, and visual impairment.

Special Education (Joint Ph.D. w/UCB)

The Doctoral Program in Special Education, offered jointly by San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley, culminates in a Ph.D. degree. The program draws on the strengths of both universities in developing leaders and research specialists in the field of special education.

Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

The program is designed to train competent, culturally sensitive speech-language pathologist who can appreciate and understand the importance of research in clinical practice.