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The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.
San Francisco is leading financial and cultural hub of California. Along with other contemporary subject the higher education institution in the city is well known for degrees in health and biomedical sciences.
The Master of Arts with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares students specifically to teach English to non-native speakers of
The Master of Arts in English with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is offered as a result of a local, national, and international demand for persons prepared to perform various services in English as a foreign or second language. This concentration includes work in literature and foreign languages, with electives in education and the social sciences, as well as specialized work at an advanced level in linguistics and language teaching. The concentration provides training for teachers and a suitable background for supervisors and others responsible for the preparation of materials and courses of study in English as a foreign or second language.
To receive serious consideration, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with relevant coursework and a grade point average of at least 3.3 (out of 4.0)
Admission to Program
To receive serious consideration, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with relevant coursework and a grade point average of at least 3.3 (out of 4.0) in the last 60 units of undergraduate study. Students below the 3.3 GPA threshold may still receive consideration if the other elements of their application portfolio are strong.
Applicants who have taken appropriate undergraduate courses in international relations could be admitted without conditions. Applicants without an appropriate background in international relations may be admitted conditionally and must meet conditions before taking graduate level courses.
Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision.
MA and PhD in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice
"I change myself, I change the world." -Gloria E. Anzaldua
Founded in 1992 by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, the Women's Spirituality program offers an interdisciplinary, multicultural, decolonial feminist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, religion, and related fields. We are the first Ph.D. granting graduate program in the United States to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. ...
The Transformative Leadership MA is a uniquely innovative distance-learning program that integrates extensive practical skills with deep self-reflection and an emphasis o
Transformative Leadership Master's Program
The Transformative Leadership (TLD) MA is a uniquely innovative distance-learning program that integrates extensive practical skills with deep self-reflection and an emphasis on creative action in the world.
The program prepares students to embody leadership and mobilize their creativity in many different ways–whether in organizations, social movements, or in a range of activities requiring personal initiative and dedication to making a difference. Drawing on leading-edge research, the arts, and the great spiritual traditions, the program offers students the opportunity and tools to reflect on what really matters, explore how to lead a more meaningful life, and develop the skills and wisdom to take action in the world. Our students gain the ability to actively create their leadership style, assess their strengths and weaknesses, engage in an ongoing process of learning and development, and articulate their leadership philosophy....
The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness MA and PhD
The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) PhD and MA programs aim to create the leadership necessary for profound, progressive, transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness. PCC is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
PCC attracts intellectually engaged individuals who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world. Drawing upon some of the most powerful ideas of Western intellectual and spiritual traditions, together with insights from Asian spiritual philosophies and indigenous worldviews, the PCC faculty has constructed a multidisciplinary course of study to help accelerate each student's journey into his or her particular leadership role....
Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.
Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion MA and PhD
The ecological challenges of the 21st century represent a crisis of values and consciousness. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. Graduate study in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.
Our program is centered in nurturing a community engaged in revitalizing the human relationship to the earth and exploring intersections of eco-spirituality, eco-justice, indigenous traditions, and eco-feminism. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into the human condition, along with profound teachings about how humans should relate to one another and to the environment. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in the service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. Core faculty are founders in the field of religion and ecology, shaping global dialogue linking spirituality and cosmology with ecology and sustainability. ...
Our program is a learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and tra
The East-West Psychology Department (EWP) offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. EWP is an academic hub in which Western psychology and wisdom traditions from around the world come into conversation to create new knowledge.
EWP students acquire forward-looking professional skills that are rooted in ancient spiritual traditions. Courses are cross-disciplinary and include academic inquiry of systems, spiritual traditions, and psychological teachings
Our graduate program emphasizes research, activist scholarship, and social change.
Anthropology and Social Change MA and Ph.D. Programs
Anthropology and Social Change is a small, innovative graduate department with a particular focus on activist scholarship, militant research, and social change. Our unique approach to ethnographic research methodology dissolves traditional barriers between research and political activism, between insiders and outsiders, and between researchers and protagonists. Ethnography is a tool for "creating the conditions we describe." We engage in the process of co-research to explore existing alternatives and possibilities for social change.
MA and PhD students learn how to apply the practice of direct action to the research process with the support of talented faculty. We set out to create the conditions we describe when our research begins to embody the values of the world we want to create....
Our program prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology
The Somatic Psychology MA program at CIIS is one of only three accredited academic programs in the country that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy.
Students learn a counseling approach that combines traditional practice and understanding with attention to the crucial role of the body in the structure and process of the psyche. The curriculum includes body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy, the cultivation of body/psyche in a variety of non-Western modalities is also explored. Students participate in a vibrant academic community where learning includes both didactic and experiential practices leading to the ability to work with clients holistically and effectively. ...
Our program considers psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding.
Integral Counseling Psychology Master's Program
The Integral Counseling Psychology (ICP) program is experiential, culturally sensitive, and centered on the inner work necessary for becoming a healer.
Drawing upon the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, recent cultural and social sciences research, and the innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic, and transpersonal psychologies, we view psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding.
Integral education is not "neck up." It is demanding on every level: body, heart, mind, spirit. We create a learning community that is both profoundly challenging and deeply supportive....
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits.
To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).
CORE CURRICULUM | 24 CREDITS
CEL 640 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3)
CEL 641 - Private School Law (3)
CEL 642 - Moral Development (3)
CEL 644 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 650 - Catholic Leadership and Educational Administration (3)
CEL 651 - Business and Finance for Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 653 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)
CEL 690 - M.A. Culminating Project (3)
Learn to be politically informed and democratically engaged curriculum decision makers and designers who think critically about educational purposes, perspectives, and pr
Learn to be politically informed and democratically engaged curriculum decision makers and designers who think critically about educational purposes, perspectives, and practices.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program focuses on a curriculum. We engage in critical study of historical and current controversies that shape what is taught in classrooms today. Teachers learn to design a curriculum that embodies their educational values and provides all students access to powerful learning opportunities.
Teacher candidates are recommended by USF to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Preliminary Multiple Subjects (36 credits) or Single Subject (34 credits) Teaching Credential with optional bilingual authorization in Spanish....
The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practitioner-oriented degree. The basic TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total
The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practitioner-oriented degree. The basic TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 academic credits. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters.
The program combines a comprehensive coverage of linguistic theory with practical application, providing students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective ESOL teachers in schools, community colleges, and teaching abroad.
The program delivery is designed for working professionals. Classes are held on one weekday–late afternoon/evening and selected Friday evenings and Saturdays (on the School of Education Teaching Weekend Schedule). The program is offered on USF’s San Francisco campus....
The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) consists of 30 credits. The program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty a
Leadership is the essential resource for creating and sustaining organizations, communities, and societies. The primary goal of the O&L MA program is to bring before students a continuum of new knowledge and understanding that reflects current theories, research, and innovative practices. The Organization and Leadership Master’s program is composed of a diverse and unique faculty that draws upon a common ethic to teach and live leadership through commitment, academic excellence, and innovative practice.
The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) consists of 30 credits. The program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty and focus their study....
The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicul
The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools.
The program offers two pathways. One for candidates who already hold a teaching credential and one for those who are new to the profession. Both of the program pathways include working as paid intern teachers in Bay Area schools. This program can also include the Bilingual Authorization.
The Special Education master's program culminates in a Master of Arts in Special Education with Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential.
Instruction and assignments are aligned to job demands, connecting theory and research to practice.
Highly qualified instructors have extensive experience in diverse, multicultural, urban schools working with a wide range of students with disabilities.
Students are members of a close-knit cohort in small, personalized classes.
Students receive extensive supervision and mentoring, on the job and in class, providing the support interns need to meet job, program, and state requirements.
Our intern teachers learn practical skills that they can apply the next day in their K-12 classrooms.
USF helps find placement for our students in the paid internship positions.
Students attend an intensive summer program, from the beginning of June through mid-July, to prepare for their first teaching assignments.
Students attend class in addition to working full-time as a paid special education intern teacher.
Fall and spring classes are one night per week, on Wednesdays.
Intern Teaching Seminar courses meet a few Thursdays...