Applications for Fall semester admission are due February 1.
Applications for Spring semester admission are due October 15.
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.
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.
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.
If you have questions about the admissions process please contact Credential and Graduate Services at 415-405-3594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.