English Language Development for Academic Literacy Advanced Certificate

How to Apply

Important Dates for Spring and Fall 2024

Spring Admissions

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens August 1 each year)
August 30, 2023
2. Interfolio program application September 15, 2023
3. Official transcripts due September 15, 2023

Fall Admissions

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
April 1, 2024
2. Interfolio program application April 1, 2024
3. Official transcripts due April 15, 2024


Steps 1-4: Admission to SDSU

Steps 1-4 must be completed through the SDSU Graduate Admissions Office.
Get help and tips on how to complete the Cal State Apply application.

SDSU Graduate Admissions: Steps to Apply

Step 5: Submit the Program application

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

Gather Required Items

Gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Interfolio program application:

  • Teaching Credential: If you have a credential please enter the Credential Document Number from your teaching credential in the Program application. If you are in the process of finishing a credential program, you can enter the date when you will be finished. A teaching credential is not required for this program.
  • Writing Sample: You have two options. (1) Upload an academic writing sample or (2) Write a 500-800 word (double-spaced with 12-point font) statement of purpose that addresses the following:
    • Your background or experiences working in diverse school and community settings
    • How the certificate program can contribute to your further learning and development
    • Your goals as a graduate student and educational professional
  • Letter of Recommendation: Contact one individual who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you regarding your experience with English Language Learners. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.

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