Bilingual Authorization in Cantonese & Mandarin (with Teaching Credential) Admissions (EED)

Application Deadline

All applications are Fall semester admission are due March 1st.

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

Program Admissions Packets


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 Cal State Apply 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. 




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