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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.

Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Admissions, November 30, 2020. Accepting applications for programs in Adult Education; Educational Administration; Equity & Social Justice; Instructional Technologies; and Special Interest.

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Important Dates

Spring Application Deadline:
December 1

Fall Application Deadline:
August 1, 2020

The Soul of San Francisco State Part II: Black Minds Matter
February 13th 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Location: Burk Hall 239
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Phone: (415) 338-1653
Email: elsit@sfsu.edu

Welcome to ELSIT—The Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies. Choose from five Master of Arts degree programs, an Administrative Services Credential, and an Instructional Technologies Certificate program:

  • Master of Arts in Equity and Social Justice
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration & Administrative Services Credential Tier 1
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Technologies (available fully online, pending final WASC approval)
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education
  • Master of Arts in Special Interest Area (an individualized MA program)
  • Graduate Instructional Technologies Certificate in Training Systems Development

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.

We welcome you to learn more about our programs.


  • ELSIT - Black Lives Matter - Statement of Solidarity

    Read our Statement of Solidarity

  • The Soul of San Francisco State - November 21st 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    "The Soul of San Francisco State University" — SF State’s first annual Black Lives Matter forum — was virtually held on Nov. 21. This event was detailed and highlighted in the Golden Gate Xpress.
    Read the full article

  • The Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies and its faculty at San Francisco State University, expresses urgent and dire concern for the thousands of children separated from their families as well as their parents/caretakers who are currently living in internment confinement due to inhumane “zero tolerance” policies and practices by the Trump administration that render irreparable harm...
    Read the full ELSIT Immigration Statement

  • Bayview District students’ efforts to address junk food consumption at their school last month resulted in a protest outside a local corner store, a healthier lunch menu at their school and a first place trophy...
    Read the full article

  • Explore various employment opportunities
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