Knowledge Base Theme
The College of Education will develop and maintain
rigorous professional preparation in the pedagogical and clinical
skills that our professionals are required to use in providing
effective services to individuals and their families, especially
for those residing in ethnically and racially diverse communities.
All programs are based on excellence in teaching and clinical
services, with a commitment to research and scholarship, focusing
on the integration of services to schools and community agencies.
Themes reflected in the programs &
activities of the College of Education are:
- To prepare professional educators and service
providers to effectively work with individuals of all ages,
diverse cultures, languages, learning styles, abilities, sensory
and physical challenges, ethnicity, and sexual orientations,
in schools and other community settings.
- To integrate education with community services.
- To effectively use technology to improve education and community
- To prepare educational leaders to be socially committed advocates
for the people they serve.
- To contribute to the knowledge base of the profession, with
an emphasis in the area of urban education.
- To support faculty in their discipline-focused activities,
their interdisciplinary programs, their teaching, and their
Preparing reflective and innovative professionals
as leaders to
ensure the educational development of diverse populations
within dynamic educational contexts.
The document containing the full "Knowledge Base Theme"
is located below:
|The College of Education has grown
exponentially from its first graduating class of 36 young
women in 1901, to a combined Fall/Spring 1997 enrollment
of 3,198 graduate level students.
John Swett offers first teacher training classes in
San Francisco Board of Education establishes the San
Francisco Weekly Normal School (a training school for
Girls' High and Normal School, an ancestor of the present
San Francisco State University, is established, with
Ellis Holmes as principal.
Normal class is separated from high school and renamed
"San Francisco Normal School", with Laura
Fowler as principal.
San Francisco Board of Education votes to close Normal
A State Normal School opens again in San Francisco,
one of the first in the country to require a high school
diploma. Dr. Frederic Lister Burk is Founder and first
President of the school, which is located on Powell
Street between Clay and Sacramento.
1921 - San
Francisco State Normal School becomes San Francisco
State Teachers' College.
Name changed to San Francisco State College; along with
other State Colleges it becomes a liberal arts school.
San Francisco State College begins a Joint Doctoral
program in Special Education with the University of
1993 - The
Education Building is renamed Burk Hall in honor of
Dr. Frederic Lister Burk.
School of Education becomes College of Education.
The new Burk Hall addition is completed.
The San Francisco State University College of Education
is recognized statewide as one of the leading professional
schools for preparing educators at the credential, Masters,
and Doctorate levels for growing and diverse educational