Master's & 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 (M.A.), master of arts in Special Education and the master of science (M.S.) in Communicative Disorders. The M.A. 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 M.A. 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 M.S. in Communicative Disorders prepares future Speech-Language Pathologists to meet national certification, state licensure and credentialing requirements.

GCOE Celebrating Educators - EDUCorps Event

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 Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in the areas of Early Childhood Special EducationAugmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism Spectrum. In the ELSIT, the Instructional Technologies Program offers the Training Systems Development Graduate Certificate.