Welcome

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.

Spotlight on Credential & M.A. Programs

Single Subject Credential + MA in Education

Do you want to become a middle or high school teacher?

Earn a Single Subject Teaching Credential
Applications Deadlines: Nov. 15th for Spring & Feb. 15th for Fall Enrollment

 Applications submitted after the priority filing deadline will continue to be considered on a space-available basis. Please email the Department of Secondary Education for more information: seced@sfsu.edu.

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Important Deadlines

Secondary Education Admissions Deadlines - Single Subject Credential:

  • Spring admissions — November 15
  • Fall admissions — February 15

Secondary Education Admissions Deadlines - Intern Program for Single Subject Credential:

Fall admissions — August 1 (Only applicants meeting all Intern Program Requirements will be consider at this date)

Secondary Education Admissions Deadlines - M.A. Programs:  

  • Spring admissions — November 15
  • Fall admissions — May 1

Secondary Education edTPA submission date:

April (for specific date, please ask your SED 752 professor)

*Applications submitted after the priority filing deadline will continue to be considered on a space-available basis.  Please email the Department of Secondary Education for more information: seced@sfsu.edu