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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) Elementary and Secondary Education Online Program Application

Learn how to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) Elementary and Secondary Education Online Program.

Important Dates for Fall 2021

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

NOTE: You apply for fall 2021 even though the program starts in the summer.

This is a Master's program for those, in most cases, who already have a teaching credential.  Credential licensure is NOT included in this program.

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

2. Request official transcripts from your Bachelor's degree and all credential coursework.

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:

Why do you want a Master’s degree?

Please type your statement and it should be one page in length.

We recommend uploading the document in PDF format.

Contact 1 individual who you have interacted with professionally and who would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters 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).