Welcome to the Graduate College of Education

The Graduate College of Education (GCOE) is thrilled to be returning to campus in Fall 2021, with more than 25% of courses in person and college offices open most days of the week. We value our community and we know it is strengthened by being together. We are here for you.

The GCOE offers a full range of credential and graduate programs to develop transformative and visionary educators, clinicians, and leaders. If your dream and conviction is to effect change for good, and to become a highly skilled professional focused on social justice in an engaged democracy, we are here for you. 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 explore our site and contact us for more information.

Statement of Solidarity and Support for Black Lives Matter

A message to our students

The GCOE is here for you – feel free to Contact Us to stay in touch with your program and to get assistance.
Departments, faculty, offices, and advisors are available via email and Zoom.
We wish you and your loved ones good health and well-being in the days and weeks ahead.

Check the SF State Campus Plan for updates.

A message from the Dean

Welcome to the Graduate College of Education (GCOE). I am excited that you are here to explore our programs, to pursue your dreams of being an educator, and to join our community.


I know that becoming a teacher, specialist, clinician, or educational leader started long before you came to our college. You’ve been learning all your life. In the Graduate College of Education, we build on that strong background through coursework and clinical experiences, and through reflective and challenging conversations and inquiry. Our purpose is to develop transformative and visionary educators, clinicians, and leaders – and this is what you are becoming.


Together we are committed to understanding you, welcoming you, and helping you connect with a network of diverse peers and professionals. It’s been difficult learning and teaching remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, so join us in returning to our in-person community, and in finding your sense of belonging in this wonderful college.

Being the change

Education is still the best way to make change for good, to improve lives, and to create an engaged and productive democracy. Our graduates are equity-focused, caring, and highly skilled professionals working across the Bay Area and beyond. We work to identify and dismantle racist, ableist, and oppressive systems; and to build an equitable and accessible present and future. Help us do this every day, and throughout your career.

Being here

Contact us for general information, or reach out to us and our offices for specific guidance. We look forward to hearing from you, and to having you join us soon.

Cynthia F. Grutzik
Dean, Graduate College of Education

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1600 Holloway Avenue Burk Hall, Room 501 San Francisco, CA 94132
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Main office: (415) 405-3681
Credential related questions: (415) 405-3594