The Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University offers programs that prepare special educators to enter professional practice in today’s increasingly multicultural and multilingual society. Candidates seeking careers with children, youth, and adults with disabilities at early intervention centers, schools, hospitals and community agencies will find a range of options at SFSU.

Programs include a Joint Doctoral Program with SF State and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.), master's degrees, graduate certificates, teaching and clinical rehabilitative services credentials (CRS), and a minor in Special Education.

Application Deadlines for Admission

Special Education (SPED)

  • March 15 (Fall)
  • October 15 (Spring)

> Register for an Upcoming Application Information session

SPED Application Information Sessions:
Time: 3:00-5:00
Location: Burk Hall 158
Dates: (Held on the first Wednesday of each month during the semester)

  • February 6, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • May 1, 2019