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SFSU Top Best Colleges for Master's in Education - archive

San Francisco State University Ranked in the Top Best Colleges for Master's in Education

A Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed) can be a second step for those already teaching, or a first step into education for those that have been in a related field. A Master's Degree can open up doors to new careers within the educational realm or simply create a higher pay scale for those wishing to continue teaching.

Olwen Peterson supervises 56 volunteers and works three half-days a week processing books and assisting with book sales - archive

At age 97, alum Olwen Peterson supervises 56 volunteers and works three half-days a week processing books and assisting with book sales at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library

“Many of the older folk come to check out books as this is probably the only place where they have personal contacts and the only time people get to mingle with others,” Olwen said.

GCOE Representative for Associated Students - archive

GCOE Representative for Associated Students

Hello everyone! My name is Emily Villalobos and I am honored to be your Graduate College of Education Representative for Associated Students. As a senior in the Communicative Disorders Program, I have begun to pursue my dreams to become a speech-language pathologist while pushing myself to work harder than I ever have.... Read More About Emily

Emily Villalobos

Improving Graduates Rates for African Americans - archive

Improving Graduates Rates for African Americans

Eight CSU campuses, including SFSU, are among 52 four-year public universities succeeding at improving graduation rates and reducing achievement gaps for African American students, according to a report released March 24 by Education Trust, a national nonprofit aimed at promoting academic achievement, particularly for low-income and students of color.

Top 100 Diverse Universities - archive

San Francisco State ranked most diverse among top 100 large universities

Across the country, student protesters have demanded that administrators do more to oppose racism and bias. In response, some schools have agreed to drop traditional course requirements in favor of diversity classes, or to require a diverse and inclusive attitude to be a factor in a professor’s consideration for tenure. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders campaigned on a promise to make college education free and therefore more accessible.

Why it's important for American-Muslim parents to talk with their children about race relations in the United States - archive

Alum Sana H. Aaser wrote an opinion piece about why it's important for American-Muslim parents to talk with their children about race relations in the United States

While Muslims were celebrating the final days of Ramadan and Eid, two unarmed black men – Philando Castile and Alton Sterling – were shot and killed by police officers in separate events in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge. These recent events underscore a disheartening trend: young black men in America are nine times more likely to be killed by police officers than any other demographic.

Yue-Ting Siu, incoming director of SF State's Program in Visual Impairments, comments on the recent national decline in the teaching of Braille - archive

Yue-Ting Siu, incoming director of SF State's Program in Visual Impairments, comments on the recent national decline in the teaching of Braille

One reason for Braille’s current decline may be the growing number of students with multiple disabilities, said Yue-Ting Siu, a Braille educator and consultant. In the 1950s and ‘60s, she said, many students who were classified as blind identified as typical in other ways. But now, she said, more students with visual impairments have cognitive disabilities that make it harder for them to absorb language.