Undergraduate Programs

The SF State Graduate College of Education offers the following undergraduate programs:


Communicative Disorders BS

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders will be prepared to enter graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. In addition, the BS in CD is an excellent foundation and pathway to graduate programs for a number of education, human service and health professions. The undergraduate sequence or a program equivalence is a prerequisite to the Master of Science in Communicative Disorders, also offered in the GCOE. Related fields open to the BS graduate in CD include employment as a teacher’s assistant, classroom aide, child development worker, and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with additional intern experience beyond the undergraduate degree.

  • Classified standing as an undergraduate student at SFSU
  • Declare CD major either as an entering student or through a change of major
  • Prior to beginning major coursework, complete 60 units of university coursework
  • Complete one college course in each of the following four areas: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Statistics
  • Complete a Linguistics course regarding language structure
  • Demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.0

The CD Undergraduate Program is transitioning from a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree starting in Fall 2017. In the Bachelor of Arts degree, there are 12 core courses required for the major, constituting 36 units. In the Bachelor of Science degree, there are 13 core courses required for the major, constituting 39 units. The final cohort of BA students are expected to graduate in Spring 2018. All students entering the CD major in or after Fall 2017 will graduate with a BS degree.

Undergraduates enter the program in their junior year, usually after having completed most or all of the general education requirements for a Bachelor's degree. Students who have questions regarding general education requirements need to contact a general education advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center. All undergraduate students must complete 120 units to graduate from the university. Undergraduate students may (upon advisement) take up to 6 units of CD graduate coursework, beyond the 120 units required for graduation, during their final semester as an undergraduate. For specific requirements to enter the CD major, contact the CD program office at (415) 338-1001 or cdinfo@sfsu.edu to make an appointment with a CD advisor to go over the what you need to know before declaring the CD major.

Education Minor

The Graduate College of Education offers Undergraduate pathways to careers in Education.

The EDUC Minor prepares undergraduate students to explore and to prepare for careers as professional educators at the post-baccalaureate level. Courses are designed to include foundations of education roles in a variety of settings that include working with young children; students in elementary school and high school; and adults. Hands-on experience is a component of each course in the EDUC Minor and enables students to complete fieldwork requirements to enter credential programs following completion of the Bachelor's Degree. Students may satisfy both a minor and complementary studies requirements through the 12-credit EDUC Minor. Assistance and advising to complete requirements for application and admission to credential programs is provided to all EDUC Minor students.

  • The EDUC Minor consists of 12 units. Students may complete a maximum of 6 lower division units and are required to complete a minimum of 6 upper division units. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in the minor.

Fall 2017 Classes Offered at San Francisco State:

Topical Area: Education in American Society

EDUC/S ED 200: Introduction to Teaching and Education (D-1) / W 1:00 - 3:45pm
EDUC/S ED 300: Education and Society (UD-D, SJ) / Th 9:00 - 11:45am

Topical Area: Teaching in Action

EDUC/E ED 250: Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom - sec. 1(D-1) / TTh 9:10 - 10:25am
EDUC/E ED 250: Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom - sec. 2(D-1) / MW 9:10 - 10:25am

Topical Area: Equity and Social Justice in Education

SPED 330: Introduction to Disability - sec. 1 (UD-D) / Th 9:10 - 11:55am
SPED 330: Introduction to Disability - sec. 2 (UD-D) / M 9:10 - 11:55am
SPED 330: Introduction to Disability - sec. 3 (UD-D) / M 1:10 - 3:55pm

Topical Area: Professional Educators and Communities

EDUC/E ED 450: Art & Learning – sec. 1 (E-1, UD-C, SJ) / F 9:10 - 11:55pm + 1:00 - 2:50pm
EDUC/E ED 450: Art & Learning – sec. 3 (E-1, UD-C, SJ) / T 1:10 - 3:55pm Th 1:10 - 3:00pm
EDUC/E ED 450: Art & Learning – sec. 5 (E-1, UD-C, SJ) / W 4:30 - 7:15pm + 8:00 - 9:50pm
EDUC/E ED 681: Teaching Language and Literature in K-8 (UD-C) / M 4:10 - 6:55pm
E ED 655: Hands on Undergraduate Science Education Expereince / Th 11:30am - 2:30pm

For more information, contact Dr. Eurania Lopez in Burk Hall 323 or email edminor@sfsu.edu. (link sends e-mail)

Special Education Minor

Provides undergraduate students with an overview of the field of special education.

An interdisciplinary program of required and elective courses ensures that students are exposed to a variety of courses pertaining to disability in our society. The purpose of this minor is to provide undergraduate students with an overview of the field of special education. An interdisciplinary program of required and elective courses ensures that students are exposed to a variety of courses pertaining to disability in our society.

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at SF State
  • Must be able to complete the required 18 units

Competencies attained by students completing this minor are of both a theoretical and practical nature and stimulate student interest in occupations serving individuals with disabilities. Direct contacts with individuals with disabilities are designed to help students determine if working in the area of special education is a career choice.