Early Childhood MA Admissions

Application Deadline

  • For Fall Admissions, May 31st (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
  • Education: Concentration in Early Childhood Education (M.A.)   — minimum 30 units
  • Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated.

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.

  • Department application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s) from every college or university attended
  • Resume or CV

See Step 2 below for instructions.


How to Apply:

Download the program 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.

1. Apply to graduate study through Cal State Apply, SF State's online application system (this will link you to Cal State Apply). The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications.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:

  • 2 copies of official transcript(s) from every College or University 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:

San Francisco State University
Graduate Admissions, ADM 254
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158

Go to Domestic Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website
 

1. Apply to graduate study through Cal State Apply, 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 Elementary Education 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:

  • A completed EED department application form (You can also pick one up from Burk Hall 179)

  • A clear and well-organized statement of purpose that state the following:

    • Your professional competencies & goals, and your goals for graduate school and the future, as it relates to the Language and Literacy MA program

    • Your level of competency in laguages other than English, if you are bilingual and/or bi literate

  • Two letters of recommendation that include the following topics:

    • Your academic ability to pursue graduate work (from a professor or instructor)

    • Your professional experiences teaching young children or adults (from an administrator or other professional educator)

    • *For the letters of recommendation please address the letters on a letterhead to the Early Childhood Coordinators: Dr. Mina Kim and Dr. Daniel Meier

  • Unofficial transcript(s) from every college or university attended

  • Current and complete resume

Send to:
San Francisco State University
Department of Elementary Education, GCOE
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 179
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.


Questions?

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