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Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential, How to Apply

On this page: Learn how to apply to the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Program.

Important Dates for Fall 2019

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2018)
March 1, 2019 
2. Program application March 15, 2019
3. Transcripts due April 1, 2019

 


Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.
  • Then, apply to the SDSU College of Education program which offers the credential you seek.

1. Cal State Apply

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application.

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application)

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2. Request official transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Test Scores and Transcripts page.

3. Program application

Gather items requested in program application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the program application:

  1. Statement of Purpose: Write a Statement of Purpose based on this prompt - "What are your professional goals, and how do you expect this graduate program to help you meet those goals?"  Your essay should be 2 pages maximum, using a size 12 font.
  2. Letter of Recommendation: Contact one individual who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.
Submit your program application online

Go to Program Application - Apply Now

  • Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).

Pre-Admission Disclosure Language for Licensure and Credentialing Programs

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time.

For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check.

Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements.

The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.

Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from School of Teacher Education, 619-594-6131, [email protected].