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Master's in Education with a Concentration in Teacher Leadership (M.A.) Program Application

Learn how to apply to the Master's in Education with a Concentration Teacher Leadership (M.A.).

Important Dates for Fall 2020*

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2019)


2. Program application


3. Transcripts & GRE scores due


*This program is pending final university approval.  Start date and application deadlines will be posted once this clearance is finalized.

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Master's in Education with a Concentration in Teacher Leadership (M.A.):

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.
  • Then, submit the Program application for the Master's in Education with a Concentration in Teacher Leadership (M.A.).

1. Cal State Apply

Before you begin the Program Application (below), you must have completed the Cal State Apply application.  

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) -- available once approved

2. Request official transcripts

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

3. Apply to the Program

Submit the program application and required documents as directed below:

Required documents

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

Write a Statement of Leadership Philosophy, 1-2 pages, addressing your beliefs and values about leadership, curriculum and instruction, students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders.

Prepare a resumé or Curriculum Vitae to accompany your application, which will include your education and employment history as well as any academic honors, awards, scholarships, and publications.

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. One of the recommenders must be an immediate supervisor. Recommenders will submit their recommendations directly into the Online Program application.

Program application

Access the Online Program Application

Go to Program Application - available once approved

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