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 in programs for people with disabilities in schools, clinics, hospitals and community agencies will find a range of options at SFSU.

For Spring 2023, the SPED office (Burk Hall 156) office hours are open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00-5:00 (closed for lunch 12-1); remote services will be available Tuesday and Friday 9:00-5:00. Appointments are necessary to meet with staff and faculty.

Application Deadlines for Admission

  • April 1 (Fall admission) - contact sped@sfsu.edu for late application
  • November 1 (Spring admission)

Special Education Spotlight

Department of Special Education - Why Choose Us

About Our Department

The Department of Special Education at SF State is the largest and most comprehensive department of special education in California.

Why should you choose our program?