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.

Message from the Chairperson, Dr. Yvonne Bui

The Department of Special Education and SFSU are complying with the SF Mayor’s order to shelter in place until to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our communities. Starting on March 16 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester, we will be providing instructional continuity through an online platform. There will be no SPED courses held on campus for the rest of the semester. Students should stay in regular communication with their course instructors and faculty advisors about how to access the online instruction. The SFSU campus will be closed until April 7, 2020 with the exception of the Library Research Commons, which will allow limited student access to computers and technology.

Below is a list of resources that may be helpful to you:

New Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The Department of Special Education is actively seeking a new tenure track faculty member to join our department. The Assistant Professor position is in the specialization area Visual Impairment. Please refer to the job description and advertisement (below) and address all questions to Jeanne Oh at joh2@sfsu.edu.

Assistant Professor for Visual Impairments


News & Events

SPED Calendar and Deadlines

Application Deadlines for Admission

Special Education (SPED)

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are accepting applications until July 31, 2020. Please email sped@sfsu.edu for a petition for a late application.

  • March 15 (Fall) - extended to July 31, 2020
  • October 15 (Spring)