Reading and Literacy Added Authorization


Authorizes the holder to assess student reading and to provide instruction in response to assessments.

In addition, the holder is authorized to develop, implement and adapt reading and content curriculum, and to assist classroom teachers in these areas. Services are typically performed at one or more school sites and at the grade level authorized by the holder’s requisite credential. This is a 15-unit program and all units may be applied toward the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential and the M.A. in Education, Concentration in Language and Literacy.

  • Program housed in the Department of Elementary Education.
  • Coursework closely aligned with the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential Program.
  • Coursework closely aligned with the M.A. in Education, Concentration in Language and Literacy.

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

  • 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

Please visit our EED Application page.


Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies 

Domestic Student Admission:

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

International Student Admission:

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 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:

  • Completed EED 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
    • Address the letters on letterhead to:
      • Dr. Marguerite Conrad and Dr. Homayoun Ali Borjian
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from every college or university attended
  • Current and complete resume or CV

Send to:
Attn: Assistant to the Masters Coordinators
San Francisco State University
Department of Elementary Education, COE
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 179
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158


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.