Administrative Services Credential (Preliminary) Admissions (ELSIT)

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

  • Online Graduate Application 
  • Application fee $55.00 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report (international students only)

See Step 1 below for instructions.

  • Completed ELSIT Application Form
  • Two-page statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from every college or university attended
  • Current and complete resume or CV
  • A Clear California teaching credential or pupil personnel services credential, health services credential, or library services credential or designated services credential, or clinical rehabilitative services credential
  • CBEST Score
  • Verification 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  

See Step 2 below for instructions.


How to Apply

Download the program application forms

Verification of Experience Form (Administrative Services Preliminary)


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.

1. Apply to graduate study through SF State's online application system. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications to graduate programs.The application fee is 55.00 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

 

2. Send the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

  • Official academic documents from every college or university ever attended.
  • $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University.

Send the above documents to:
Graduate Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave., ADM 250
San Francisco, CA 94132

Go to Domestic Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website

1. Apply to graduate study through SF State's online application system. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications to graduate programs.The application fee is 55.00 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

2. Send the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

  • Official academic documents from every college or university ever attende
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • Financial Statement/Medical Insurance Form
  • $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University.

Send the above documents to:
International Graduate Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 250
San Francisco, CA 94132
USA

Go to International Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website


Step 2: Application to Program Department

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

Applicants to this program must submit the following:

  • Completed ELSIT Department Application Form 
  • A clear and well-organized statement of purpose that:
  • Describes your current professional competencies & goals, and your goals for graduate school and the future, as it relates to the Language and Literacy MA program
  • Demonstrates written English language proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • One from a professor or instructor that describes your academic ability to pursue graduate work
  • One from an administrator or other professional educator that describes your professional experiences teaching young children
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from every college or university attended
  • Current and complete resume or CV
  • Copy of your Clear California teaching credential or pupil personnel services credential, health services credential, or library services credential or designated services credential, or clinical rehabilitative services credential
  • Copy of your CBEST Score
  • Verification of Experience Form (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)

Send to:
San Francisco State University
Dept. of Equity, Leadership Studies, & Instructional Technologies, GCOE
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 239
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158
Attn: Assistant to the Masters Coordinators


Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

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


 

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