Graduate College of Education

Welcome to the Graduate College of Education.

Come here to be a teacher at any level. Become a specialist or speech therapist who helps children and families. Advance your career to serve communities through our graduate programs.

This is a very important time to be an educator, and the children in our region need you. If your dream and conviction is to change lives and build an equitable society, this is your college. Our faculty are extraordinary educators and scholars, ready to welcome you in our classrooms and in our partner schools and clinical settings.

We invite you to attend an Information Session to learn more. View our GCOE Scholarships to see what’s available for you. And connect with us to see that our community is here for you.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Main office: (415) 405-3681

Credential related questions: (415) 405-3594

Explore Our Programs

GCOE Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

The SF State Graduate College of Education offers the following undergraduate programs, such as the Communicative Disorders B.S., Elementary Teacher Preparation pathways, Education Minor,  Special Education Minor and the Metro College Success Program.

Learn more about our Undergraduate Programs

GCOE Credential Programs

Credential Programs

Within the GCOE, a range of educator preparation programs are offered that include preliminary credentials for teachers in elementary (Multiple Subjects), high school (Secondary), special education (Education Specialist) with traditional and intern teacher program options.

Learn more about our Credential Programs

GCOE Graduate Programs

Graduate 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 (M.A.), Master of Arts in Special Education and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Communicative Disorders.

Learn more about our Masters/Graduate Programs

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Doctoral Programs

The Graduate College of Education at SF State offers two doctoral programs, one a Joint Ph.D. Program in Special Education and the other an Ed.D. Program with dual focus in P-12 education and post-secondary education systems.

Learn more about our Doctoral Programs




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Education Advising Assistance

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is the primary location for all undergraduate students seeking academic advising. We are committed to supporting you and meeting your advising needs. We encourage you to meet with us to support your overall transition, wellness, and success at SF State. Some of the common services we provide include, degree planning, choosing/registering for classes, major exploration, academic success strategies, and policy clarification and appeals.

Visit the Undergraduate Advising Center