Welcome to the Graduate College of Education.

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 have a lot going on this semester, including our virtual CTC Accreditation Site Visit April 10-13. Many of you are in your last semester and are excited about graduating in May – we are, too! We are focused on your success and are ready to work closely with you throughout all your courses, fieldwork, and culminating activities. And below you’ll find lists of resources for students and faculty, as well as COVID-19 updates.

We invite you to explore our site and contact us for more information.

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

GCOE Doctoral Programs

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




Students collaborating in the TEACH Hub

Education Advising Assistance

The Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH) supports students with the necessary resources to navigate through pathways that lead towards entering the field of education. TEACH aims to be a community for students to request information about teaching credential programs and graduate programs in education.

Visit the TEACH Hub