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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 ( For questions about the Program in Visual Impairments, please contact the VI Program Coordinator Dr. Yue-Ting Siu,

Informational Meetings for Prospective Students

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

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

Waived application requirements

  • Early field experience (no longer required for application)
  • Fingerprinting clearance (no longer required for application)
  • The GRE or TOEFL are not required for 2020-2021 application cycles

Deferred application requirements

  • CSETs: The multiple subject CSETs are now required prior to student teaching (not required at the time of program application)