Graduate College of Education

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus


Admissions

Admissions requirements and application procedures vary between the different degree programs. Select the program title or use the filters below for details about the admissions process. 



Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership EdD Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due April 1.

Cohorts will be accepted each year for Fall semester only.

 

Program Requirements

  • Earned baccalaureate degree and master's degree from accredited institutions of higher education with a cumulative grade point average in graduate study of 3.0 or above;

  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the three sections of the General Test; GRE scores from the previous five (5) years are acceptable as valid for this purpose;

  • Demonstrated competence in writing as determined by the Ed.D. Program and Graduate Studies at SF State (applicants must score a 4.0 or above on the analytical writing portion of the GRE), and conditional admission may be offered to applicants with lower GRE writing scores;

  • Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum score of 590 on the written, 243 on computer-based or internet-based test, 96 on the computer TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS;

  • Demonstrated educational leadership potential and skills including successful experience in school, postsecondary, community, and/or policy leadership;

  • Demonstrated academic excellence, problem-solving ability, technology proficiency, and interest in critically assessing and bringing about improvements to current educational policies and practices.

 

Application Requirements

 

How to Apply

 

Download program application forms

EdD Form A

EdD Form B

EdD Form C

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Educational Leadership EdD Program

You must also apply directly to the this program within the Graduate College of Education.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Education Leadership Doctoral Program office at edd@sfsu.edu.

Elementary Education

Bilingual Authorization in Cantonese and Mandarin (with Teaching Credential) Admissions

 

Application Deadline

All applications are Fall semester admission are due March 1.

Cohorts will be accepted each year for Fall semester only.

 

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be posted before starting the program 

  • GPA: 2.67 overall or 2.75 in last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units 

  • Early Field Experience in a public classroom setting 

  • Fulfill Subject Matter Competency Requirement 

  • Fulfill Basic Skills Requirement 

  • Fulfill Second Language Requirement 

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Multiple Subject Credential Program Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Multiple Subject Credential Program General Information packet.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specified department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


 

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Bilingual Authorization in Spanish (with Teaching Credential) Admissions

 

Application Deadline

All applications are Fall semester admission are due March 1.

Cohorts will be accepted each year for Fall semester only.

 

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be posted before starting the program 

  • GPA: 2.67 overall or 2.75 in last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units 

  • Early Field Experience in a public classroom setting 

  • Fulfill Subject Matter Competency Requirement 

  • Fulfill Basic Skills Requirement 

  • Fulfill Second Language Requirement 

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Multiple Subject Credential Program Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Multiple Subject Credential Program Admissions packet.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specified department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


 

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Early Childhood MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Elementary teaching credential or the completion of a minimum in 12 units in professional course work relevant to early childhood education

  • Successful professional experience working with young children

  • Possession B.A. with 3.0 minimum GPA for the last 60 units

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

EED Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Elementary Education Department at 415-338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu.

Language and Literacy MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Elementary teaching credential or the completion of a minimum in 12 units in professional course work relevant to early childhood education

  • Successful professional experience working with young children

  • Possession B.A. with 3.0 minimum GPA for the last 60 units

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

EED Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Elementary Education Department at 415-338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu.

Mathematics Education MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential 

  • A minimum of two years of teaching teaching mathematics in an elementary or secondary classroom

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 units

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Apply to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the appropriate office. For Elementary Education Department contact 415-338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu. For Secondary Education Department contact 415-338-7649.

Multiple Subject (Elementary School) Teaching Credential Admissions

 

Application Deadline

All applications for Fall semester admission are due March 1.

Cohorts will be accepted each year for Fall semester only.

 

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be posted before starting the program 

  • GPA: 2.67 overall or 2.75 in last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units 

  • Fulfill Subject Matter Competency Requirement 

  • Fulfill Basic Skills Requirement 

  • Fulfill Second Language Requirement 

  • Early Field Experience in a public classroom setting 

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Download Multiple Subject Credential Program Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Multiple Subject Credential Program Admissions Packet above.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specified department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


 

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications are Fall semester admission are due May 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due November 1.

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of ONE of the following teaching credentials:

    • A valid teaching credential that requires a bachelor’s degree and a professional preparation program that includes student teaching, OR

    • A valid, clear, full-time designated subjects teaching credential, provided the holder also possesses a bachelor’s degree and has passed the CBEST.

  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience, preschool through adult. Teaching under an internship credential or an emergency credential DOES NOT meet the requirement.

  • Demonstrated written English proficiency.

     

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

EED Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Elementary Education Department at 415-338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu.

Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due May 1.

Applicants are accepted for Fall semester admission only.

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of an elementary or secondary education teaching credential or 24 units of professional coursework directly relevant to education. 

  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience.

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA for the last 60 units.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Download EED department application form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Elementary Education Department at 415-338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu.

Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies

Administrative Services Credential (Preliminary)

Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications are Fall semester admission are due May 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due November 1.

 

Program Requirements

  • A valid basic California teaching credential or pupil personnel services credential, health services credential, or library services credential or designated subjects credential with a baccalaureate degree, or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential

  • Fulfill the basic skills requirement 
  • A minimum of five years of successful full-time teaching or pupil personnel or health services, or library services experience (or combination) in public schools or private schools of equal status. Community college experience is not acceptable

If taken concurrently with MA in Education concentration in Educational Administration the following additional requirements apply:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized/accredited institution

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary

 

Application Requirements

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or aschels@sfsu.edu.

Administrative Services Credential (Professional)

Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications are Fall semester admission are due May 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due November 1.

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

  • Possession of a valid basic California teaching credential or pupil personnel services credential, health services credential, library services credential, designated subjects credential with a baccalaureate degree, or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential.

  • Two years of successful, full-time employment in an administrative position requiring a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

  • Completion of a program of advanced study approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing under the supervision of an advisory committee (must be completed while employed in an administrative position).

 

Application Requirements

 

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

Verification of Experience Form for Administrative Services Professional

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or aschels@sfsu.edu.

Adult Education MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized/accredited institution

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to the Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or aschels@sfsu.edu

E-Learning Development Certificate Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications are Fall semester admission are due May 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due November 1.

 

Program Requirements

  • None

 

Application Requirements

  • Valid SF State ID and Password
  • Payment of fees for courses registered

 


How to Apply

 

Step 1: Create SF State ID

You must first create a valid student record with SF State and obtain a SF State Student ID and password. Set-up a new student record at Create SF State ID.

 

Step 2: Register for courses with College of Extended Learning

Next you must register for courses through the College of Extended Learning online. Login to MySFSU and select "CEL" in the Registration window.

 

Step 3: Payment of fees to College of Extended Learning

Fees vary depending on the number and type of courses you've selected. Upon registering for courses you will be required to submit payment.

  • Details available in the Payments section of the College of Extended Learning website.

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Enrollment Services at 415.405.7700, press '5' to speak to a staff person.

Educational Administration MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester units

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary

 

Application Requirements

  • Department Application

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • 2 page statement of purpose

  • Official Transcripts

 

See Step 2 below for instructions.

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

 

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to the Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or aschels@sfsu.edu.

Equity and Social Justice in Education MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester units

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary

 

Application Requirements

 

See Step 2 below for instructions.

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Instructional Technologies MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester units

  • Competency in basic computer skills, such as word processing, presentation, and web browsing

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or aschels@sfsu.edu.

Special Interest MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized/accredited institution

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Apply to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or aschels@sfsu.edu

Training Systems Development Certificate Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications are Fall semester admission are due May 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due November 1.

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester units

  • Competency in computer skills at least to the level of basic multimedia authoring*

  • Basic multimedia competency as evidenced by a digital portfolio*

*Applicants who do not meet the requirements above will be asked to complete ITEC 715, Computer Foundations of Instructional Multimedia, with at least a grade of "B". If students are not computer literate, they may also be required to take a basic computer course.

 

Application Requirements


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

ELSIT Department Application Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the Instructional Technologies Program in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ITEC program at itec@sfsu.edu.

Secondary Education

Mathematics Education MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

 

Program Requirements

  • Possession of a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential 

  • A minimum of two years of teaching teaching mathematics in an elementary or secondary classroom

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 units

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

SED Math MA Application

SED Math MA Recommendation Form

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Apply to MA Mathematics Education Program in Secondary Education

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the appropriate office. For Elementary Education Department contact 415-338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu. For Secondary Education Department contact 415-338-7649.

Secondary Education MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

For Fall Admissions, April 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

Applications are accepted for Fall semester only.

 

Program Requirements

  • A 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree or last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted, including credential courses.

  • A valid preliminary or clear single subject teaching credential

  • Evidence of employment as a full or part time teacher or evidence of permission to work on a regular basis within a school setting through a volunteer program or other agreement

  • Evidence of written English proficiency

  • An interview with the graduate coordinator and/or other graduate advisors

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Apply to the Secondary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Dr. Natalio Avani at (415) 338-7649 or natalio@sfsu.edu.

Single Subject (Middle/High School) Teaching Credential Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Spring Semester applications due November 15

Fall Semester applications due February 15

 

Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be posted before starting the program 

  • GPA: 2.67 overall or 2.75 in last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units 

  • Fulfill Subject Matter Competency Requirement 

  • Fulfill Basic Skills Requirement 

  • Fulfill Second Language Requirement 

  • Early Field Experience in a public classroom setting 

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Single Subject Credential Program Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Single Subject Credential Program General Information packet.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Program

You must also apply directly to the Credential Services Center within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Single Subject Credential Program Admissions Packet.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Program Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Special Education & Communicative Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.

 

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution

  • Preliminary or Professional Education Specialist Credential issued PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2010

  • 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions Packet.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Autism Spectrum Graduate Certificate

Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.

 

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

  • 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Concurrently enrolled in or already earned a Master's degree in special education or related field*

  • Written English Proficiency Requirement (WEP)

*Applicants who wish to concurrently pursue the Professional Clear Education Specialist Credential with the Certificate and/or Master of Arts degree must complete all Preliminary Education Specialist coursework prior to certificate coursework.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions packet.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Clinical Rehabilitative Credential in Orientation and Mobility Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1st

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15th

 

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be posted by the time student enters program*

  • 3.0 GPA overall in baccalaureate coursework*

  • Written English Proficiency Requirement (WEP)*

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint Requirement

  • Basic Skills Requirement 

* Applicants may petition to be exempt from these requirements only if they have previously earned a Master's degree in Special Education.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Program

You must also apply directly to the Credential Services Center within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions packet.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Program Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Communicative Disorders BA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due November 30 one year before your intended starting semester.

This program accepts applicants for Fall admission only.

 

Program Requirements 

First-time Freshman Applicants

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Complete the required high school courses with grades of "C-" or better

  • Taken SAT or ACT test

  • Meets or exceeds the minimum eligibility index for CSU admissions

This program also accepts upper-division transfer, international, and other students. Requirements vary depending on what type of applicant you are. Go to SF State Future Students for details on admission to the university.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Step 1: Application to SF State University

You must apply to the university through the online application system CSU Mentor. For additional information on admission at SF State go to the SF State Future Students website.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Communicative Disorders Program to make an appointment with a faculty (415) 338-1001 or email cdinfo@sfsu.edu.

Communicative Disorders MS (with Speech-Language Pathology MS) Admissions

Application Deadline

Applications are due yearly by December 15.

Applications are accepted for Fall semester only.

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution posted by the time student enters program

  • Completion of at least 6 undergraduate courses in Communicative Disorders and 9 courses prior to admission

  • 3.0 GPA overall in baccalaureate coursework

  • Written English Proficiency (WEP)

  • Basic Skills requirement

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint requirement

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Communicative Disorders Program Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Apply to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Apply to Program Department 

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Communicative Disorders Programs Admissions packet.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.

 

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution

  • Preliminary or Professional Education Specialist Credential issued PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2010

  • 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions packet.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Certificate Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.

 

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

  • 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Concurrently enrolled in or already earned a Master's degree in special education or related field*

  • Written English Proficiency Requirement (WEP)

*Applicants who wish to concurrently pursue the Professional Clear Education Specialist Credential with the Certificate and/or Master of Arts degree must complete all Preliminary Education Specialist coursework prior to certificate coursework.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to the Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admission packet.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due December 1.

Cohorts will be accepted each year for Fall semester only.

Check U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education site for UCB deadlines.

 

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Verbal, quantitative and written analytical scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) available from within the last 5 years

  • Defined research interest in Special Education or related field

  • Related professional experience

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Joint Doctoral Program application form

 

Step 1: Application to Program Department at SF State

You must first submit a Joint Doctoral Program application form to the Special Education Department at SF State.

Send the completed form to:

Joint Doctoral Program
Department of Special Education, Burk Hall 156
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
or
Fax to: (415) 338-0566

 

Step 2: Application to Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley

You must also apply directly to the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley for this program.

Go to the Admissions section of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education website for detailed instructions.

 

Step 3: Review Process

When your application file is complete, it will be reviewed by the faculty admissions committee. Notifications of the admissions committee's decision are typically sent between February and April. If recommended for admission you will receive further instruction on the admissions process.

 

Step 4: Application to Division of Graduate Studies at SF State

If you are recommended for admission you will directed to formally apply to the Division of Graduate Studies at SF State. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Department of Special Education & Communicative Disorders at 415-338-1161 or spedcd@sfsu.edu.

Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.

 

Program Requirements

  • Preliminary or Professional Clear Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities, Moderate-Severe Disabilities, or Visual Impairments

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution

  • 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Application to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions packet.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Special Education MA Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15th

Applications are Fall semester admission are due February 1st

 

Program Requirements

For All Applicants

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution must be posted before starting the program 

  • GPA: 3.0 in last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units 

  • Written English Proficiency

For Credential Applicants

  • Early Field Experience in a public school classroom. (Orientation & Mobility students are exempt) 

  • Subject Matter Competency (Early Childhood Special Education and Orientation & Mobility students are exempt) 

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint Requirement

  • Basic Skills Requirement 

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

If you wish to apply to the MA program with a credential program, refer to the specific credential program's admissions page for detailed instructions.

 

Step 2: Application to the Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this MA program. 

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions packet.

If you wish to apply to the MA program with a credential program, refer to the specific credential program's admissions page for further details.

 

Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Special Education Minor Admissions

 

Program Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at SF State

  • Must be able to complete the required 18 units

 

Application Requirements

  • Consultation meeting with program advisors

  • Request for Change/Declaration of Minor form

 

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Request for Change/Declaration of Minor form

 

Step 1: Meet with a Special Education Program Advisor

Applicants can make an appointment with a program advisor by contacting the Department of Special Education (415) 338-1161 or email spedcd@sfsu.edu.

 

Step 2: Declare the Minor

Applicants must then submit an approved Request for Change/Declaration of Minor form to the Registrar's Office at the One Stop Student Services Center.

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Special Education Teaching Credential (Clear) Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.

Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.

 

Program Requirements

  • A valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

  • Bachelor’s Degree: must be posted by the time student enters program*

  • 3.0 GPA overall in baccalaureate coursework*

  • Written English Proficiency Requirement (WEP)*

  • Early Field Experience in a public school classroom (Orientation & Mobility students are exempt)

  • Subject Matter Competency (Early Childhood Special Education and Orientation & Mobility students are exempt)

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint Requirement

  • Basic Skills Requirement 

* Applicants may petition to be exempt from these requirements only if they have previously earned a Master's degree in Special Education.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Program Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Program

You must also apply directly to the Credential Services Center within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions Packet.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Program Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

Special Education Teaching Credential (Preliminary with Special Education MA) Admissions

 

Application Deadline

Spring Semester applications due October 15

Fall Semester applications due March 15

 

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: must be posted by the time student enters program*

  • 3.0 GPA overall in baccalaureate coursework*

  • Written English Proficiency Requirement (WEP)*

  • Early Field Experience in a public school classroom

  • Subject Matter Competency (Early Childhood Special Education students are exempt) 

  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint Requirement

  • Basic Skills Requirement 

* Applicants may petition to be exempt from these requirements only if they have previously earned a Master's degree in Special Education.

 

Application Requirements

 


How to Apply

 

Download the program application forms

Special Education Programs Admissions Packet

 

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

 

Step 2: Confirm Admission Status of University Application

After submitting your applications to the Division of Graduate Studies online through CSU Mentor you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

 

Step 3: Application to Program

You must also apply directly to the Credential Services Center within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

The application process takes multiple steps. The easiest way to apply is to download and carefully read the Special Education Programs Admissions Packet.

 

Step 4: Confirm Status of Program Application

Faculty will interview applicants with complete applications who meet minimum qualifications and program expectations. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by mail 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision 2 to 3 weeks after the interview. There will be a mandatory orientation in May for applicants who are recommended admission for Fall and the first week of January for those who are recommended admission for Spring. 

 


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or credinfo@sfsu.edu.

SF State Home