M.A. in Education,Equity and Social Justice Concentration

Group Graduation - Mobile Only

Designed to address issues in culture, language, ethnic, and gender diversity in education.

A major component of this program is social activism. The program focuses on theoretical, historical and political perspectives of race, class, gender, language, and sexual orientation as they apply to the theory and practice of education. The pedagogies and teaching philosophies modeled in the classes are facilitative, interactive and participatory utilizing critical thinking, critical reflection, demonstrations, simulations, dialogue, and other methods of instruction to gain insight into issues related to equity and social justice.  

Students pursuing this degree are interested in social change that will not only affect the educational direction of our schools (both, public and private) but will also impact policy changes necessary to the pursuit of equity and justice in all sectors of society. Career opportunities may include but are not limited to advanced study (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in higher education, research work, non-profit work, specialists within public school systems, or community-based work. This program does not offer a teaching credential; therefore if students are interested in teaching in public schools, they must obtain a teaching credential in either multiple or single subject areas.


Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

  • 3.0 GPA in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary


How to Apply

Download the program application form(s)


Application Requirements

  • University Graduate Application (online only)

  • $55 application fee

  • Official Transcripts

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • 2 page statement of purpose

  • Official Transcripts

  • ELSIT Department Application Form


Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

1. Apply to graduate study through SF State's online application system (this will link you to Cal State Apply). The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications.The application fee is 55.00 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

2. Send the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

  • 2 copies of official transcript(s) from every College or University attended
  • $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University.

Send the above documents to:
Graduate Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave., ADM 250
San Francisco, CA 94132

1. Apply to graduate study through SF State's online application system. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications to graduate programs.The application fee is 55.00 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

2. Send the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

  • Official academic documents from every college or university ever attende
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • Financial Statement/Medical Insurance Form
  • $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University.

Send the above documents to:
International Graduate Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 250
San Francisco, CA 94132
USA

Go to International Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website


Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

Applicants to this program must submit the following:

  • ELSIT Department Application Form

  • Two letters of reference from professors, employers, or other people you have worked with on a professional basis
  • One set of transcripts, copies are acceptable, from all colleges and universities attended including SFSU, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Statement of Purpose outlining the reasons for wanting to pursue a degree and/or credential in the selected program
  • If you are applying for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, you must submit a copy of your valid California Basic Teaching Credential, CBEST Score, and one letter must be from school site Principal
  • If you are applying for the Professional Administrative Services Credential, you must submit a copy of your valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Program Advisors and Evaluators may contact students for interviews

Send to:
Attn: ELSIT Admissions
Dept. of Equity, Leadership Studies, & Instructional Technologies, GCOE
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 239
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158


Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or elsit@sfsu.edu