College of Education
Dean: Jacob E. Perea

Minor Program
BH 501
Director: Jacob E. Perea


Professors—Perea, Sheared

Doctoral Program
BH 506
Coordinator: David Hemphill


Professors—Fraenkel, Hemphill, Love, Pogrow

Associate Professor—Kysh


Minor in Education
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Program Scope

Minor Program

The Minor in Education is designed for students interested in education and exploring teaching as a career. The program will be useful also to students who are planning other careers working with children and families and/or their own future roles as parents. The minor will provide students with an overview of the field and an opportunity through the fieldwork experience to participate in a K-12 classroom. The program meets several of the requirements for admission to a teaching credential program.

Joint Doctoral Program

The joint doctoral program (JDP) in educational leadership is designed to prepare outstanding educational leaders who will create transformational change and promote equity and scholastic achievement in the 252 school districts located in the fourteen counties that constitute the Metropolitan Bay Area. The program leads to a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). Four distinguished Bay Area universities have combined their expertise and resources to offer this program the JDP is jointly administered by University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Hayward, San Francisco State University, and San Jose State University. This new and innovative UCB-CSU doctoral program in educational leadership is preparing reform-minded students who, upon graduation, will be qualified to fill positions as administrators in school districts, county offices of education, and other school consortia.

The program's unique and innovative curriculum provides students with a strong academic foundation in urban issues and training to develop skills in educational leadership. The program's course of study is based on both theory and practice-based residencies in local school districts, and develops the capacity and competency of school administrators in the four thematic areas of (1) systematic educational reform; (2) curriculum, instruction, assessment; (3) budgeting, financial planning, and resource allocation; and (4) excellence and equity. It also utilizes a student-cohort model that provides support and builds professional relationships among peers.

The program also requires that students participate in two years of professional residencies in area schools and school districts to develop practical research skills and acquire relevant experience in educational administrative and budgetary matters that affect the success of school reforms. As a whole, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership offers working professionals the opportunity to gain both academic and real-world experience to ensure that they are prepared to effectively address the challenges facing schools in America. In all aspects of its teaching, learning, and research activities, the program advances a moral vision of equity and diversity in education.

Career Outlook

The outlook for careers in teaching is very positive. The U.S. Department of Labor lists teaching as one of the areas of need for the nation into the 21st century. The State of California predicts a need for 260,000 to 300,000 new teachers in the next ten years because of demographic changes resulting in increasing enrollments, anticipated retirements among current teachers, and the legislative opportunity for schools to reduce the number of students in classes.


On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Requirements Units
ISED 150 Orientation to Education 3
ISED 585 Cross Cultural Education 3
EDUC 600 Foundations of Education: Diverse Sources of Theory and Practice 3
EDUC 620 Contemporary Issues in California Education 3
Total for core 12
Diversity. Select one of following or another course on diversity with approval of adviser 3-4
 AAS 310 Chinese in America  
 AAS 502 Asian American Children/Teen Literature
 AIS 470 American Indian Ethnicity and Identity
 AMST 300/SS 410 Perspectives on American Culture
 AMST/ANTH 352 Peoples and Culture of California
 AMST 410 California Culture
 ART 303 The Artist in the 20th-21st Centuries
 ART 503 Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts
 BL S 650 Teaching Black Experience
 E ED 678 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Elementary Classroom
 ETHS 220 Asians in America
 ETHS 260 Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism
 ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
 GEOG/URBS 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities
 HIST 450 History of California
 HMSX 301 Introduction to Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Studies
 HUM 450 California Cultures
 HUM/CHS 225 Values in American Life
 KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
 RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems in La Raza
 RAZA 320 Art History of La Raza
 RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure
 SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
 SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality (4)
 SOC 469 Gender and Society (4)
 SOC 472 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4)
 SPCH 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
 SPED 330 Introduction to Disability
 WOMS 551 Lesbian Literature and Media
 WOMS 554 Immigrant and Refugee Women
 WOMS 561 Women of Color in the U.S.
 WOMS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds
Field Experience. Select one of the following: 2-4
 E ED 645 Directed Experience with Children (1-3) and  
  E ED 646   Seminar: Classroom Observation (1)
 KIN 340 Early Field Experience in Physical Education (2)
 RAZA 690 Community Fieldwork: Issues in Educational Equity
 S ED 610 Early Field Experience in Secondary Schools (2)
Electives. Units selected on advisement from the following: 1-4
 EDUC 333 Exploring Teaching as a Career (1) [online course]  
 EDUC 660 Preparing for the Teaching Profession
 ISED 160 Data Analysis
 KIN 340 Orientation to Teaching Physical Education
 MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System
 S ED 615 Constitutional Concepts for Future Teachers
 SOC 466 Society and Education (4)
Total for minor 21


The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is an intensive three-year program leadning to the doctorate. The program is implemented at four Bay Area universities on a rotating basis to accommodate the needs of working professionals and maximize the use of faculty expertise in the region. The joint doctorate immerses its students in an exploration of critical challenges that educational leaders must grapple with, while providing enriching educational opportunities that are available only in dynamic urban settings.

The main features of the program are as follows:

Admission to Program

Successful applicants will have:

Program Requirements

Students fulfill the following requirements during their course of study.

Program Status

The program began in Summer 2003 with a cohort of twelve students. It is expected that subsequent cohorts of fifteen will be admitted each year. Students are admitted as a cohort with classes beginning in the summer session on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Courses offered in the fall are on the UC Berkeley campus, and spring semester courses are offered on a rotating basis on the three CSU partner campuses. Students are admitted as University of California students by a joint committee of the CSU campus partners and UC Berkeley and pay University of California fees. Students also have a CSU "home" campus during the course of the program.

Contact Information

For information, contact:

David Hemphill, Associate Dean/Joint Doctoral Coordinator
College of Education
San Francisco State University

Bernard Gifford, UC Program Director
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
Nadine Lambert, UC Program Adviser
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley

Requests for application and program brochure can be made to the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS), San Francisco State University, 415-338-1479.


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