About the School
At the School of Education, our faculty, staff, and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. With over 20 master's and doctoral programs, including programs at USF's additional locations, we welcome students who seek to make an impact and who are committed to serving those most in need.
The school’s mission is to act collectively and leverage our resources in ways that are driven by our Jesuit mission and responsive to our constituents’ needs. We strive to have measurable impact in schools and communities, particularly for those most affected by injustice.
The University of San Francisco was established in 1855 by the Jesuit Fathers as San Francisco's first institution of higher learning. The university has grown from a one-room school house to become San Francisco's largest independent university. Founded in 1947, the University of San Francisco School of Education has driven new ways of thinking about Education since its inception. Today, USF School of Education is an urban destination that draws inspired scholars and social justice advocates to our credential, masters and doctoral programs.
The School of Education Advantage
If you are thinking of developing or advancing your skills in the fields of education, counseling psychology, leadership, research or advocacy the USF School of Education has these distinctive assets to offer:
- Quality: Academic rigor and excellence have been USF’s trademarks since 1855.
- Commitment to diversity and social justice: Our classes combine extensive exploration of theoretical knowledge in a diverse classroom setting with purposeful action, including outreach activities.
- Supportive and personalized environment: With small classes, dedicated faculty who are available to students, caring staff, and numerous USF services, we are committed to student success.
- Incomparable setting: Our diverse San Francisco Bay Area community, where cultural and artistic events abound, is sure to stimulate your own creativity and desire to learn.