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.

The SPED main office in Burk Hall 156 will be open on Monday and Wednesdays 9:00-5:00 (closed for lunch 12-1), and Thursdays from 1:00-5:00; 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

  • November 1 (Spring admission)
  • April 1 (Fall 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?