San Francisco State

San Francisco State University was founded in 1899 as a Teacher’s College. Today, we continue our commitment to excellence in preparing outstanding educators and leaders who transform lives in schools and communities. The mission, vision and strategic directions of the Graduate College of Education (GCOE) reflect our commitment to social justice. We prepare reflective, transformative educators, clinicians, leaders, and scholars who advance the broad profession of education through excellence in the art and science of teaching and learning, research on critical issues in education and communicative disorders, integration of new technologies, and commitment to equity and social justice. The GCOE is recognized throughout the Bay Area for outstanding faculty who prepare professional educators as teachers, principals, speech-language pathologists, community college faculty, school administrators, and researchers in credential and graduate programs. Our programs are designed to meet global challenges through authentic learning experiences in academic and clinical environments that are grounded in a commitment to inclusiveness, integrity, community, social action, and evidence-based practice. Strong partnerships with local school districts and community agencies enable our faculty and candidates to develop excellence through quality clinical practice.

Programs offered include an undergraduate major in communicative disorders and minors in education and special education. Credential and Master’s Degrees are offered for teachers and speech-language pathologists. Opportunities for doctoral study include the Ed.D. for K-12 and community college leaders, and a Joint Ph.D. with UC Berkeley in special education.

Dr. Cynthia Grutzik
Dean

Graduate College of Education
1600 Holloway Avenue
Burk Hall, Room 501
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-2687

Dr. Robert (Rob) Williams
Associate Dean

Graduate College of Education
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-1031