Learn how apply to a program of study in the Department of Special Education.
Submit Your Application
Complete the appropriate application:
Mild/Moderate Support Needs
Extensive Support Needs
Certificates and Added Authorization
Deadlines for Cal State Apply and Program Applications
Credential and certificate due by: February 1, 2023
Master's and induction due by: May 2, 2023
Full-Time or Part-Time
On your application you will be indicating whether you prefer the full-time or part-time program. We recommend the full-time program, but understand that it is not possible for everyone. Both programs are designed to accommodate cohorts, and both follow a specific schedule. Although referred to as "part-time," that program requires approximately 11 units per term for 4 terms and you will be registered as a full-time student within the university.
Both the full-time and part-time programs require experience (practica) with students receiving special education services in your credential area every term.
If you elect the part-time program, you will take 5 additional units over the 2-year period to meet the practicum requirement.