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International Year One - Social Sciences

The core values of the GCOE are reflected in the SF State Strategic Plan: Courage, Life of the Mind, Equity, Community, and Resilience. These values resonate with the GCOE and our commitment to social justice. We embrace these five values and have adapted them to align with the mission of the GCOE.


The Graduate College of Education at SF State prepares reflective, transformative educators, clinicians, leaders and scholars who advance the professions within education. Our graduates deliver education courses across the lifespan, demonstrating excellence in the art and science of teaching and learning, research on critical issues in education and communicative disorders, integration of new technologies and commitment to equity and social justice. Professional preparation courses are designed to meet global challenges, through authentic learning experiences in academic and clinical environments that are guided by our commitment to inclusiveness, integrity, community, social action and evidence-based practice.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Subject Specific Modules

Living in San Francisco

Learn about the historical, geographic, and environmental, socio-cultural, and political context of the SF Bay Area that draws people to this place.

Writing the First Year: Global Perspectives of Multilingual Speakers Stretch II

Students will need to have achieved a C- or better in the first term of this class. The second semester of this class will allow extra time to revisit and practice reading and writing strategies to improve English fluency.

Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience (Credits: 3)

Basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of experiences of ethnic/racial groups in the U.S.

Key Information



4 Years:1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree


Start Dates

January 2024August 2024


Pathway Tuition Fee

$25,000.00 – $30,000.00