The San Francisco Teacher Residency is a non-profit organization that prepares and supports new teachers to improve academic achievement and social emotional development for students in San Francisco. Since 2010, SFTR has prepared nearly 150 aspiring teachers to work in high-needs schools within the San Francisco Unified School District. A remarkable 89% of SFTR grads are still teaching in SFUSD!
The Master of Arts in Teaching Reading/Reading Certificate program (MATR) is designed to help teachers follow USF’s mission to pursue social justice and the common good by ensuring that all students have fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in literacy. The program prepares new and experienced K-12 educators as reading professionals who provide expert literacy instruction in their own classrooms, work as reading tutors and literacy support providers, serve as school literacy coaches, and contribute to the larger debate on literacy policy as engaged scholars.
Our master's program is designed for educators who are excited about the potential technology offers for increasing student engagement and learning. Our students want to extend their skills for implementing relevant technology-enhanced activities in their own learning environments. The hands-on quality of the Educational Technology program addresses the disparity between understanding the functionality of technology and knowing how it can be taught to students. More accurately, it’s not just why you’d use technology, but how it could be strategically implemented.