WHO WE ARE
At the School of Education our faculty, staff and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. With over 20 master's and doctoral programs, including programs at our branch campuses, we welcome students who seek to make an impact and who are committed to serving those most in need.
The school’s mission is to act collectively and leverage our resources in ways that are driven by our Jesuit mission and responsive to our constituents’ needs. We strive to have measurable impact in schools and communities, particularly for those most affected by injustice.
The University of San Francisco was established in 1855 by the Jesuit Fathers as San Francisco's first institution of higher learning. The university has grown from a one-room school house to become San Francisco's largest independent university. Founded in 1947, the University of San Francisco School of Education has driven new ways of thinking about Education since its inception. Today, USF School of Education is an urban destination that draws inspired scholars and social justice advocates to our credential, masters and doctoral programs.
The University of San Francisco strives to promote safe, affirming, and inclusive communities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work together in alignment with the University's mission.
These communities are enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds and veteran statuses.
We welcome, expect, and encourage the continued pursuit of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to build a more inclusive community which celebrates diversity and works toward justice.
Preparing teachers to maximize literacy development for all students.
Preparing school counselors to be social justice agents of change in urban schools.