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

Learn how to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) Elementary and Secondary Education Online 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 & letters of recommendation April 1, 2022
3. Official Transcripts due 
April 1, 2022

NOTE: You apply for fall 2022 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 (i.e. you cannot earn a CA teaching license by completing 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.

3. Submit the Program Application

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

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.

Please collect their name and email address so you are ready to request this letter in the 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).