Teaching, Elementary and Secondary Education with a Math and Science Focus (M.A.T.)

How to Apply

The GRE is no longer required to apply to this program.

Important Dates for Fall 2024

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)

February 1, 2024

3. Official transcripts due February 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.*

*Be sure to choose your degree type as Graduate and choose to apply to one of these program names:

  • Teaching - Mathematics Education
  • Teaching - Science Education

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) - Opens on Oct 1

SDSU Graduate Admissions: Steps to Apply 

For this program, you are NOT required to complete the additional Interfolio program application. Instead, applicants must complete the Cal State Apply application and follow the directions below:

Items Needed to Complete the Cal State Apply Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Cal State Apply application in the Program Materials box/quadrant:

What are your immediate and long-term goals in mathematics/science teaching and learning, and how do you hope that this program will further those goals? (Do not exceed 2 double-spaced pages.)

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.

Enter the recommenders name and email address in to the Cal State Apply application, in the Program Materials box, under the "Recommendations" tab.  Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Cal State Apply Application.

Recommendations in the Cal State Apply application:

Within the application you will "make a request" to one of your recommenders, by entering their name and email address.  The system will email them and ask them to accept writing a letter and then ask them to upload that letter to your application.  Please note there are 3 stages that these requests go through in the application system:

  • Requested - the stage when you first make the request and the email is sent.
  • Accepted - the stage when your recommender agrees to write the letter for you, but no letter is uploaded yet.
  • Completed - when the letter has been uploaded to your application.

For us to be able to view your letter your requests have to be in the "completed" category.  If they only show as "accepted" no letter is present and you need to follow up with your recommender to have their letter completed.

NEW! For the Fall 2024 application cycle only 1 application will be required to apply to this Master's program. In the past 2 applications were required - one to the University and one to the Program. They have been combined into the Cal State Apply application. If you have any application questions, please email Stephanie Kearney [email protected]

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