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Programs Overview

The School of Education offers over twenty credential, masters and doctoral programs, including programs at our branch campuses and online. We welcome students who seek to make an impact and who are most committed to serving those most in need.

All School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, masters or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom, (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday. Please consult your intended program of study for more information.


Master of Arts Programs

Prefer a Branch Campus?
Several of the master's level programs are also offered at our branch campuses.

Doctoral Programs (EdD)

Credential Programs

NOTE: The following programs may be credential-only. Most of our credential programs must be pursued in conjunction with one of the master's degrees listed above. Credential information for those can be found with the MA degree information.

What makes our programs unique:

  • A teacher working with a studentFaculty-designed curriculum. Our coursework is designed by those who teach it: educators and practitioners who merge the latest research and trends with student interest and demands.
  • Sequential coursework. In most SOE programs, each semester builds upon the last and prepares you for the next, resulting in a more meaningful and effective learning experience.
  • Outstanding teachers: In teaching evaluations, School of Education faculty consistently receive the highest score among all USF colleges and schools.
  • Diverse student body: The typical School of Education student is either an experienced professional returning to school for additional coursework and experience, or a career changer hoping to break into a new field via a credential, master’s or doctoral program.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the SOE prospective student adviser, Lisa Klope, at (415) 422-5467 or schoolofeducation@usfca.edu.