Masters & Graduate Certificate Programs
The GCOE at SF State offers several options for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.
Master’s degrees include the Master of Arts in Education (MA), Master of Arts in Special Education and the Master of Science (MS) in Communicative Disorders. The MA Degrees in Education include concentrations in three Departments, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies, which are further described in each area, below. The MA in Special Education includes five specialization areas that include Early Childhood Special Education, Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Visual Impairment, and Orientation and Mobility. The MS in Communicative Disorders prepares future Speech-Language Pathologists to meet national certification, state licensure and credentialing requirements.
Graduate Certificates at SF State provide post-baccalaureate candidates specialized training in their respective fields and can be completed as stand-alone programs or in combination with master’s degrees. Graduate Certificates are offered in Special Education and Communicative Disorders in the areas of Early Childhood Special Education, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In the ELSIT, the Instructional Technologies Program offers the Training Systems Development Graduate Certificate.