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Special Education Early Childhood Added Authorization Program, How to Apply

Learn how to apply to the Special Education Early Childhood Added Authorization Program.

Apply to this program if you already hold a Special Education Mild/ Moderate or Moderate/ Severe Credential and want to add the area of Early Childhood to that credential.

Important Dates for Fall 2020

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 2, 2020
2. Program application March 2, 2020
3. Transcripts due  April 1, 2020

How to Get Assistance

If you have questions about the application process, email email Dr. Yasemin Turan-Qian ([email protected]).  For program information, visit the program home page.


The university application link is www.calstate.edu/apply

To schedule an advising appointment, email Dr. Yasemin Turan-Qian ([email protected]).

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Special Education Early Childhood Added Authorization 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 added authorization 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) - Apply Now

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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

Submit your program application online

Go to Program Application

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