Welcome to ELSIT—The Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies.

Be a part of a vibrant community of educators from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Explore a core focus area that is meaningful to you—we offer courses in a wide variety of topics, ranging from equity and social justice to instructional design and online learning. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all students, and all of our classes reflect our commitment to addressing issues of race/racism, culture, language, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity as they impact the ways in which children and adults learn and ultimately participate in our society.

November 1st, 2024

Application Deadline for Spring 2025 Admissions to the MA in Equity and Social Justice Education

Monday – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - remote hours

Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday – 9:00am - 5:00 p.m. - remote hours

Lunch Hour:  12:00 pm to 1:00pm

Please email Anarose Schelstrate (Academic Office Coordinator) at aschels@sfsu.edu or Dr. Deborah Curtis at curtis@sfsu.edu (Department Chair) for question or if you'd like to make an appointment to meet in person.  Have a great summer!

Email:  Anarose Schelstrate at aschels@sfsu.edu 

Phone: (415) 338-1653

Location: Burk Hall Room 239


ELSIT students in front of mural

ELSIT Spotlight

Malcom X Mural with students

Black Lives Matter — Statement of Solidarity

This is our time to speak up and articulate what is already evident.

We, the faculty and staff of the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies in the Graduate College of Education at San Francisco State University, unequivocally declare that Black Lives Matter.

Read our full Statement of Solidarity.


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