Conveniently located near many of the Bay Area’s largest public school districts, students enrolled in the KSOE programs experience opportunities to apply their knowledge and new understandings in real classrooms in both private and public education settings.
Words from our Graduates:
"Saint Mary's is truly a special institution... My passion for teaching increased during my program at Saint Mary's because they made me realize how special and important being a teacher really was...The professors at Saint Mary's provided a nurturing and supportive environment in which new teachers can grow and learn about the profession and gain new practical insights to use in the classroom... I could not have asked for a better place to work on my teaching and research degrees... I really enjoyed the small class sizes and how much attention I received as a student. The friends I made at [KSOE] will continue to be my friends for years to come."
- Katie Bokan-Smith M.A., Master of Arts in TESOL Program Graduate; Currently pursuing her Ph.D in TESOL in Sydney.
"I just wanted to take a moment to say how pleased I have been with the Saint Mary's program in general, but especially with the Field Work assignment. This was the ideal way for us to bring theory into action, get into the thick of things at our school sites in a truly authentic way, and develop ourselves as professional administrators. ...Saint Mary's was the best school I have ever attended."
- Melissa Myers M.A., Master of Arts in Educational Administration Program Graduate; Teacher at Stanbridge Academy in San Mateo.
“The decision to enter the School of Education changed my professional life. ...The program is flexible, individualized and the schedule is geared towards working professionals. The curriculum covers a broad approach to leadership including specific fundamental, theoretical and pragmatic approaches.”
- Kevin Horan Ed.D., Educational Leadership Doctorate Program Graduate; Executive Dean at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon, California campus.
“What I obtained personally from my relationships at the School of Education is equal to the value of the educational experience itself. I am proud of being an SMC graduate because of the respect and recognition that professionals have for the quality of education that I received. It was a completely positive experience and well worth the investment that I made.”
- Tonya Lemmon, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapy Program Graduate