Applying to Master of Arts in Special Education


Master’s applicants may apply solely to the Master’s degree. Credential applicants must apply to both the Master’s degree and Credential Program. Exceptions can be made by petition for Credential applicants who already hold a Master’s degree.

Application Deadlines

Applications for fall semester are due March 15

Applications for spring semester are due October 15

Application Requirements for All Applicants

Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements

Additional Requirements for Credential Applicants

  • Early Field Experience in a public school classroom. (O&M students are exempt)
  • Subject Matter Competency (ECSE and O&M students are exempt)
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint Requirement
  • Basic Skills Requirement

Application Process

Step 1:

  • Complete a University application (CSU Mentor)
  • Submit original transcripts from all universities attended

Step 2:

  • Complete a Department application (Special Education).
    Select Program area of emphasis for the degree and credential
  • Submit original transcripts from all universities attended

Step 3:

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