Application

Program Deadlines

Visit the Department of Special Education for program admission deadlines and an application checklist.

How to Apply

Visit the How to Apply Webpage for application procedures on the Department of Special Education website.

Application Process Questions

Please direct all application-specific questions to the SPED department (sped@sfsu.edu). For questions about the Program in Visual Impairments, please contact the VI program coordinator Dr. Yue-Ting Siu, ysiu@sfsu.edu.

Informational Meetings for Prospective Students

We highly recommend that interested students check out the Department of Special Education for application updates and to attend an informational meeting held regularly by the Credential Services Teacher Preparation Center. For details, call the Credential and Graduate Service Center, Burk Hall 244, (415) 405-3595.

Temporary Updates to the Graduate College of Education Application Process due to COVID-19

Extended deadline for Fall 2020 admission

July 1, 2020

Waived application requirements

  • Early field experience (no longer required as part of the application packet)
  • Fingerprinting clearance (no longer required as part of the application packet)
  • The GRE and TOEFL are both offered online and either are accepted in lieu of the CSETs

Deferred application requirements

  • CSETs: Submit proof of test registration before July 1, and complete the CSET requirement within 1 year