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Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Application Process

Learn how to apply to the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Program.

Important Dates for Fall 2022

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 1, 2022 
2. Program application March 15, 2022
3. Official Transcripts due April 1, 2022


Steps to Apply

1. Submit the Cal State Apply application

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

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) - Opens Oct 1

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2. Request official transcripts

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

3. Submit the 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.

    Please collect their name and email address so you are ready to request the letter in the Program application. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the online 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).