Welcome to the Department of Secondary Education

A message to our students

All instruction will take place remotely through the end of the semester.
The GCOE is here for you – feel free to Contact Us to stay in touch with your program and to get assistance.
Departments, faculty, offices, and advisors are available via email and Zoom.
We wish you and your loved ones good health and well-being in the days and weeks ahead.

Check https://news.sfsu.edu/covid-19 for updates.

The Department of Secondary Education prepares reflective practitioners and leaders with strong grounding in equity and social justice to work in our San Francisco Bay Area public schools to inspire all students to learn.

We welcome you to learn more about our Single Subject Teaching Credential and MA programs.

We offer a thoughtfully-crafted blend of in-person and online classes, specializing in middle and high school teaching. Our Curriculum and Instruction seminars are discipline-specific, and are taught by professors, who have made an impact writing curricula currently in use by middle and high schools. Our full-time staff member matches students with partner schools in the San Francisco Bay Area for student teaching. We are a quality program that models student-centered pedagogy at the lowest tuition levels around.