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Master's in Education, Dual Language and English Learner Ed: Critical Literacy and Social Justice Specialization (M.A.) Program Application

Learn how to apply to the Master's in Education, Dual Language and English Learner Ed: Critical Literacy and Social Justice Specialization (M.A.).

Important Dates for Fall 2021

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 1, 2021
2. Program Application March 15, 2021
3. Official Transcripts due  April 1, 2021

Steps to Apply


1. Submit the Cal State Apply application

Before you begin the Program Application (below), you must have completed the Cal State Apply application.  (If you have already completed the Cal State Apply application, skip directly to the next step:  "Apply to the Program.")

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

2. Request official transcripts

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

GRE Requirement Suspended for Spring and Fall 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDSU has suspended the requirement that applicants for graduate study submit GRE scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 admissions cycle. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the program advisor.

3. Apply to the Program by submitting the Program application

Submit the program application and required documents as directed below:

Required documents

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

Complete the Work History form (PDF) or submit a resume or CV.

Upload an approximately 500-800 word writing sample (double-spaced using a 12 point font or larger) that addresses the following:

1.    Your background or experiences working with diverse populations, particularly in schools and community settings

2.    Your goals as a graduate student and education professional

3.    Any additional information concerning your preparation, intent, or background that is pertinent to this graduate program.

We use the statement of purpose to get to know more about you and also as a writing sample. Take some time to organize your thoughts before writing and review it carefully afterwards.

Contact 2 individuals who you have interacted with both academically and/ or professionally and who would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their recommendations directly into the Online Program application.

Program application

Access the Online Program Application

Go to Program Application

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