Master of Arts in Equity and Social Justice Education
Take the next step in your educational journey! Enroll in the MA in Equity and Social Justice Education Program at SF State. Be a part of a vibrant community of educators from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Explore issues in equity and social justice education that are meaningful to you. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals, and all of our classes reflect our commitment to addressing issues of race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, and sexual orientation as they impact the ways in which children and adults learn and participate in our society.
Our MA classes in Equity and Social Justice Education examine a variety of theoretical, historical, and political perspectives on educational equity and social justice using an intersectional lens. A major component of this program is social activism. The pedagogies and teaching philosophies modeled in our classes are facilitative, interactive, and participatory, utilizing critical dialogue and reflection, class demonstrations, and simulations to gain insight into issues related to equity and social justice.
Program graduates work as leaders in a variety of settings, including PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, community service agencies, and educational non-profits. Visit our Alumni News page to learn more about some of our program alumni.
This MA program is offered in distance format—almost all courses are fully online.
|Core Courses:||9 Units|
|Research and Culminating Experience Courses:||6 Units|
|Electives Courses:||15 Units|
|Recommended Elective Courses||Units|
|ISED 718: Queering Education: Research, Policy, and Pedagogy (Fall)||3|
|ISED 738: Critical Theories and Pedagogies (Fall)||3|
|ISED 740: Crossing Borders: Immigration, Intersectionality, and Critical Education (Fall)||3|
|ISED 716: Intersections of Race and Language in Education (Spring)||3|
|ISED 748: Culture, Cognition, and Power Issues in Education (Spring)||3|
|ISED 706: Principles and Methods of Adult and Vocational Education (Spring)||3|
|ISED 736: Leadership and Policy for Community and Non-Formal Education (Varies)||3|
|ISED 735: Seminar on the Adult Learner (Varies)||3|
|ISED 891: Seminar in Selected Topics (Varies)||3|
|ISED 781: Educational Praxis: Curriculum Development and Pedagogies (varies)||3|
Program requirements for students admitted prior to Fall 2023 to the MA in Education: Concentration in Equity and Social Justice are provided in the SF State Academic Bulletin.
Western Regional Graduate Program
The Master of Arts in Equity and Social Justice Education is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program, which enables students in 16 Western States and territories to enroll in this MA program as a nonresident, yet pay the lower California in-state resident tuition rate. For more information, please visit https://grad.sfsu.edu/content/western-regional-graduate-program.
Contact an Advisor*
|Advisor||Last Name of Student|
|Dr. Deborah Curtis||A-Memail@example.com|
|Dr. Helen Hyun||N-Zfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Admission to Program
Entry into the program is open to applicants with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a 3.0 grade point average in the last 60 units of college course work.
How to Apply
Please review the Graduate Application Procedures for Admission.
If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at (415) 338-1653 or email us at email@example.com.