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Programs Overview

Keep your current job while working toward your next career.

All School of Education programs are designed for working professionals.

Evening and weekend courses allow you to continue to work full time as you pursue your teaching credential, master's or doctoral degree.

Talk to an Advisor: call (415) 422-5467 or email:


Click on the program's title for detailed 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 (Ed.D)

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:

  • 4gradsFaculty-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.