University of San Francisco - School of Education

Introduction

The School of Education celebrates four decades of involved teachers, devoted leaders and caring counselors.

Our faculty and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay area and beyond. With over twenty masters and doctoral programs, including programs at our branch campuses and online, we welcome students who seek to make an impact and who are committed to serving those most in need.

Dean's Welcome

Greetings from the University of San Francisco School of Education

As Dean of the School, I am passionate about creating an environment where future educators, leaders and counselors can dedicate their service and research to directly impact our communities.

As a former teacher and education activist, I feel at home at the USF School of Education where faculty, students and staff are interested in creating change. I encourage you to explore our SOE community and if you have any questions or need more information about our programs, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the USF School of Education, I thank you for considering our programs and I hope that you will be joining this social justice focused community.

Sincerely,

Kevin K. Kumashiro, Dean

USF School of Education

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MA School Counseling

Campus Full time September 2016 USA San Francisco

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools [+]

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools. OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling. Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed: - in public or private educational settings, - in community-based agencies, - as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Program Description The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. The program emphasizes: - multicultural youth development and counseling - problem-solving, goal-oriented, counseling - social justice orientation - ecological systems in urban contexts Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment. “When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues faced by adolescents as well as those specifically related to underserved youth in urban schools.” - Andrea Davis, School Counseling Psychology Alumna The curriculum is designed sequentially - The first year focuses on counseling theory and practice, legal and ethical issues, child and adolescent development, multicultural counseling, research, group counseling, and prevention and intervention in schools. - The second year focuses on problem-solving counseling strategies, learning and instruction, counseling students with exceptional needs, academic and career counseling, assessment and program evaluation, and consultation with parents, teachers, and schools. A partnership of fieldwork and classroom learning forms the core of the program. Students begin their fieldwork in the schools during a first semester practicum class and complete the fieldwork requirements during three semesters of fieldwork classes. Each semester, the fieldwork class is conducted under the supervision of an experienced PPS credentialed instructor. Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. A master's degree is required to apply for a doctoral program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Doctoral applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.0 from a graduate program - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent Visit our website directly here to learn more about the School Counseling program Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]

Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo a holistic admissions process in our approach to reviewing applicants, which includes consideration of prior academic and life experiences. Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program Careers Graduates of the Higher Education Student Affairs program are educators who work in university settings. Student affairs is an exciting field that promotes the growth and development of students in higher education, in and out of the classroom. The work of student affairs practitioners centers on supporting student success, from the point of access to colleges and universities, through their educational journey, and onto achievement of educational and developmental outcomes. HESA’s program approaches student affairs as a field where ensuring equitable outcomes for all students is a primary objective of our work, a principle that is integrated throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences and better prepares HESA graduates to serve as social justice advocates within higher education settings. HESA also provides a variety of support services including workshops and mentorship in networking, interviewing and resume writing. Examples of career options include: Student Services Manager Academic Success coach Assistant Director of Student Life Program Manager Admission Assistant Program Coordinator Office of Multicultural Recruitment [-]

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MA Educational Technology

Campus or Online Full time August 2016 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology optimizes innovative technology and real world connections to prepare instructional leaders and technology professionals who envision [+]

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology optimizes innovative technology and real world connections to prepare instructional leaders and technology professionals who envision the future of education and learning. From the classroom to the conference room, digital technology is dramatically changing the way we learn. Teachers, trainers and technology professionals around the nation are supplementing their instructional methods with web-based, interactive information resources. Students in our program may be: - Teachers who wish to integrate technologies into the curriculum - Software developers specializing in education - Curriculum coordinators - School administrators - Higher education technology specialists - Corporate trainers Flexible Scheduling The program meets on Teaching Weekends, an "alternate weekend" schedule of about two weekends a month; Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Each semester has 9 sessions of about 5 hours each. Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent All applicants should address the following prompt in their application: 'Outline the purpose for seeking admission to the specific School of Education graduate program being chosen; include career and academic goals.' Visit our website directly to learn more about the Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning program at USF Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

MA Organization and Leadership

Campus Part time 18 - 24 months August 2016 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty and focus their [+]

Leadership through commitment, academic excellence, and innovative practice. The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty and focus their study. The MA in O&L Program consists of 30 credits. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to craft their program in areas of study that represent current dimensions and challenges of leadership; the university, corporations, healthcare, technology, K-12 schooling, and international development. Program Options Students may choose to do a general program with no specific concentration or build on one of these three focus areas: - K-12 Instructional Leadership - Higher Education Leadership The program can be completed in 18 months to two years. “The Program at the University of San Francisco did a terrific job of preparing me for the challenges of school administration. The classes were small and tailored to the needs of the students, and the professors were knowledgeable and passionate about current issues in education. Much of what I learned in class I was able to apply immediately as a school leader. I enthusiastically recommend USF to future leaders preparing to make a difference for students.” - Tony Payne, Organization & Leadership MA Alum and Principal of Presidio Middle School Program Delivery To accommodate working professionals, classes are held on selected Friday evenings and all day Saturdays (approximately every other weekend during each semester) following the School of Education's Teaching Weekend Schedule. New students are accepted for spring and fall semesters. Alumni Occupations Graduates of O&L programs are educators who work in leadership, management, research, all levels of teaching, and policy in education, business, health care, government, consulting, for-profit, and nonprofit positions - K-12 administrator - School superintendent - College administrator - Community college president - University faculty member - County administrator - Consultant - Researcher Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent All applicants should address the following prompt in their application: 'Outline the purpose for seeking admission to the specific School of Education graduate program being chosen; include career and academic goals.' Visit our website here to learn more about the Organization and Leadership program Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master in Catholic Education Leadership

Campus Full time Part time August 2016 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Catholic Education Leadership prepares students for effective leadership in Catholic education. [+]

The Master of Arts in Catholic Education Leadership prepares students for effective leadership in Catholic education. The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates to be administrators in elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). “I chose USF because it offers an opportunity to learn about teaching the whole child. My life as an educator is dedicated to creating transformative learning environments, and I believe in the power of moon-shot thinking. In my own classroom, I tailor instructional time to create opportunities for my students to choose to be passionately bothered and impelled to action.” - Kellie Mullin, MA Catholic Educational Leadership Student Learning Outcomes The Catholic Educational Leadership Program Learning Outcomes Students will become integrated leaders of Catholic education, which includes religious, spiritual, and moral competencies Students will become academically and professionally competent leaders in Catholic Education Students will engage in a lifelong learning process and are the catalysts for lifelong learning in Catholic education Students will foster in their schools the four aims of Catholic Education, namely, message, community, worship, and service Students will seek to develop the essential personal skills of Catholic educational leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ The Catholic Educational Leadership Program Student Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate an understanding of the vision, mission and values of Catholic education with the ability to communicate them to the various stakeholders of their schools Students will demonstrate competency in coursework assignments and apply research skills to Catholic education and the field of education in general Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required within contemporary models of learning, which are characterized by transformative, reflective, and engaging modes of learning and higher order thinking Students will apply Gospel values with their school communities, demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the promotion of social justice, and will integrate cura personalis (care for the person) in their relationships with their stakeholders Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master in Human Rights Education

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) Program provides a unique opportunity to understand and address deep-rooted social and educational inequities through the lens of critical Human Rights Education [+]

The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) Program provides a unique opportunity to understand and address deep-rooted social and educational inequities through the lens of critical Human Rights Education. "Human Rights Education is both a lens through which to observe the world and a methodology for teaching and leading others" (Amnesty International). Distinctive Program Features - The only opportunity in the US to receive a Master’s degree in Human Rights Education. - Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area. - Pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender and nation. “What I most appreciate about the MA in HRE program are my fellow classmates. The classroom experience is full of diversity, rich experiences and perspectives. Professors provide a safe space and thought-provoking material that allows for dialogue and discussion that further delves into the complicated and important issues that need addressing.I would tell a prospective or new HRE-MA student to take advantage of all the wonderful resources and opportunities that the program has to offer. The program, for me, has become more than just a schooling experience, but an experience that has allowed me to become a part of a community that shares similar passions and is actively working to make the human rights vision a reality.” - Sabrina James, Human Rights Education MA Alumna MA in Human Rights Education Program Structure The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) consists of 30 credits from the following courses. Program Curriculum | 30 credits total Requirements include 15 credits of core coursework, 9 credits of elective coursework, and 6 credits of Culminating Project. All classes are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted. HRE Foundations Courses | 9 credits - Foundations of Human Rights Education - International Human Rights Law for Educators - Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis HRE Topic Courses | 9 credits (select 3 of 4 courses) - Social Movements and Human Rights - Gender and Globalization - Immigration and Forced Displacement - Tools for Human Rights Practice (Summer) HRE Electives | 6 credits (select 2 courses) - Research in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education - Multiculturalism in a Global World - Urban Education - Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Identity - Critical Pedagogy - Cross-Cultural Literacy - Critical Contemporary Issues (Summer) Culminating Project | 6 credits - Methodology of Educational Research - IME MA Thesis/Field Project Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent All applicants should address the following prompt in their application: 'Outline the purpose for seeking admission to the specific School of Education graduate program being chosen; include career and academic goals.' Visit our website directly to learn more about the Human Rights Education program at USF Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master in International and Multicultural Education

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 USA San Francisco

Education for Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity The Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education (IME) Program is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within its social, cultural, and linguistic [+]

Training Critical Scholars and Engaged Practitioners The Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education (IME) Program is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within its social, cultural, and linguistic contexts around the world. Program Delivery To accommodate working professionals, classes are held on selected Friday evenings and all day Saturdays (approximately every other weekend during each semester) following the School of Education's Teaching Weekend Schedule. New students are accepted for spring and fall semesters. Career Opportunities The MA in IME is useful for the following types of professionals: - Classroom teachers who wish to develop their content knowledge and expertise to advance professionally and to specialize in curriculum development. - Those who want to build a career in nonprofit organizations with a focus on International and Multicultural Education. - Students who want to eventually pursue doctoral study in International and Multicultural Education. “I’m appreciative that a program like IME exists – especially the department’s focus on social justice and human rights. I value how the program also nurtures its many relationships to various local community, national, and international organizations, showing its solidarity with a number of movements for social change: immigrant/migrant/refugee rights, Indigenous rights, Anti-Oppressive Education, Women’s right to education, etc. These community partnerships make the department unique and offer opportunities for students to get involved in local, national, or international campaigns.” - Anonymous, International & Multicultural Education MA Student Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent All applicants should address the following prompt in their application: 'Outline the purpose for seeking admission to the specific School of Education graduate program being chosen; include career and academic goals.' Visit our website here to learn more about this program at USF Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master in Special Education

Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 USA San Francisco

Master of Arts in Special Education - The Master's and Credential Program are designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural urban schools [+]

The Master's and Credential Program are designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural urban schools. Teach students with disabilities to be successful learners. In this two-year program, candidates can earn Preliminary Teaching Credentials and master's degrees while working as paid intern teachers in bay area schools. Distinctive program delivery enables candidates to succeed in this on-the-job training program. Career Opportunities The MA Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential authorizes graduates to work in a wide variety of positions including working in public and private K-12 schools as special day-class teachers or as resource and inclusion specialists. “Attending USF's School of Education special education program was a life-changing and extremely challenging experience. As an older adult returning to school, I felt the faculty was extremely supportive. The connection a student makes to USF continues long after graduation, and throughout your career.” - Julie Tucker, Special Education Program Alumna
 Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent All applicants should address the following prompt in their application: 'How will you support and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse K - 12 students with mild to moderate disabilities? In addition, outline the purpose for seeking admission to the Special Education MA/Credential program; include career and academic goals. Program Features - Small, collaborative cohorts - Relevant, research-based content and pedagogy - Job search and placement assistance - Teacher's salary and benefits during intern employment - Substantial support, supervision, and mentoring - Financial aid assistance is available To Begin the Program Entry into the program takes place once per year, and instruction begins during the summer, in June. The complete application must be submitted by March 1 in order to be considered for entry that year. Also, posted bachelor's degree and official passing test scores must arrive prior to the beginning of summer courses. Requirements - Posted bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA in undergraduate courses. - Passing scores on the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) multiple subjects test. (There are three multiple-subject subtests: language arts and social science; math and science; and PE, human development, and visual and performing arts. Applicants must pass all three subtests.) - Passing scores on the CSET writing skills test. (The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or an accepted out-of-state CBEST equivalent test may be substituted for the CSET writing skills test with approval from the program.) - Face-to-face interview with program coordinator. - Interviews take place after the application packet is complete. - Employment as a special education teacher by the fall semester of the program (job placement assistance is available). - Prior classroom experience preferred but not required. Visit our website to learn more about the Special Education program at USF Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Master in Teaching

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 USA San Francisco

Master of Arts in Teaching - Designed primarily to prepare students as classroom instructors, the programs draw on USF’s devoted faculty and exceptional academics to train outstanding educators who are dedicated to social justice and pursuit of the common good. Students who successfully complete these programs are recommended by USF to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential with optional bilingual authorization in Spanish. The Program is offered at the Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Rosa campuses. [+]

The preliminary Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials are offered in conjunction with the following Master of Arts in Teaching programs. All programs can include the Bilingual Authorization. Teaching Catholic School Teaching Digital Media and Learning Teaching Reading Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Teaching: Urban Education & Social Justice Teachers learn to deliberate, from different perspectives, on historical controversies that continue to shape debates about educational purposes, content, and pedagogies. They develop detailed unit plans for their own classrooms that support the learning of academically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students, using the understanding by design model. “The Teacher Education Master's program gives students the opportunity to get practical experience alongside a theoretical component. With the knowledge and insight that I have gained I feel as prepared as possible. After a long day is done these classes still provide a space to reflect on the theory, on the profession, on our values and on the meaning of education.” – Kathryn Marcouiller, Teaching MA - Single Subject Credential Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. A master's degree is required to apply for a doctoral program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Doctoral applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.0 from a graduate program - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent Visit our website here directly to learn more about this program Entry Requirements: Proof of Completion of one of the Basic Skills Requirements - Multiple subject candidates can complete the CSET Multiple Subject exams PLUS the CSET Writing Skills exam to satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement. Proof of subject matter competency (CSET for multiple subject candidates; CSET or a Subject Matter Competency waiver from an accredited subject matter preparation program). View a full list of entry requirements on our website. Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Masters Program in TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 semesters August 2016 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The basic Master of Arts TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 academic credits. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practitioner-oriented degree. The basic TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 academic credits. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters. The program combines a comprehensive coverage of linguistic theory with practical application, providing students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective ESOL teachers in schools, community colleges, and teaching abroad. The program delivery is designed for working professionals. Classes are held on one weekday–late afternoon/evening and selected Friday evenings and Saturdays (on the School of Education Teaching Weekend Schedule). The program is offered on USF’s San Francisco campus and the campus in Orange County, California Master of Arts in TESOL with Concentration in Digital Media and Learning (DTTL) The program with concentration consists of 11 courses for a total of 33 credits with specific courses in the area of educational technology. In addition, the final project must demonstrate the student's ability to combine Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning. Master of Arts in TESOL Combined with Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Students start in the preliminary teaching credential program in our Teacher Education Department (TED) and then complete 15 credits of TESOL coursework to earn the combined master's degree and credential. Visit our website to learn more about the TESOL program at USF Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s 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.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

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