Special Education Clear Credential & Master's Degree

How to Apply

Apply for a master's degree while clearing a teaching credential in special education.

If you are only interested in the clear credential, visit Special Education Induction Program (Credential Only).

Important Dates for Fall 2024

Admission to the credential program is for fall semester only. There is no spring admission cycle.
Item Deadline
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
February 1, 2024
2. Official transcripts due February 15, 2024

1. Submit Cal State Apply Application

Get help and tips on how to complete the Cal State Apply application.

Cal State Apply

If you already hold a Preliminary or Level 1 Ed Specialist/Special Education credential, then you are eligible to apply to the Master's and Clear Credential Program through the Cal State Apply application.  To do this, be sure to pick the correct program name in the Cal State Apply application that contains the Master's and credential combination you seek.

The following combinations are available:

  • M.A. in Autism with a clear credential
  • M.A. in Early Childhood with a clear credential
  • M.A. in Mild Moderate with a clear credential
  • M.A. in Extensive Support Needs with a clear credential

2. Request Official Transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU. Follow instructions on Submitting Your Official Transcripts.

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Application Process Questions

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Program Questions

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Clear Induction Program