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

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

Important Dates for Fall 2020

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 2, 2020
2. Program application & letters of recommendation April 1, 2020
3. Transcripts & GRE scores due
April 1, 2020

NOTE: You apply for fall 2020 even though the program starts in the summer.

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the  Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) Elementary and Secondary Education Online Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University system via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts from your Bachelor's degree and all credential coursework.
  • Then, submit the Program application for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) Elementary and Secondary Education Online Program.

1. Cal State Apply

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

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) -- Apply Now

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 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:

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).