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The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree and credential.  Students in the Special Education SF State Scholars programs pursue a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and credential simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior years, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

The Department of Special Education (SPED) currently has joint SF State Scholars programs with the Departments of Child & Adolescent Development (CAD) and Kinesiology (KIN).

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CAD + SPED (Early Childhood Special Education)
Earn your B.A. degree in Child & Adolescent Development (concentration in Early Care & Education) + M.A. degree in Special Education + Birth-Kindergarten Credential in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

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CAD + SPED (Extensive Support Needs)

Earn your B.A. degree in Child & Adolescent Development (concentration in Elementary Education Teaching Pre-Credential) + M.A. degree in Special Education + K-12 Credential in Extensive Support Needs.

CAD + SPED (Mild Moderate Support Needs)

Earn your B.A. degree in Child & Adolescent Development (concentration in Mild Moderate Support Needs Teaching Pre-Credential) + M.A. degree in Special Education + K-12 Credential in Mild Moderate Support Needs.

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KIN + SPED (Orientation & Mobility)

Earn your B.S. in Kinesiology (concentration in Exercise & Movement Science) + M.A. degree in Special Education + Credential in Orientation & Mobility.

CAD + SPED (Visual Impairment)

Earn your B.A. degree in Child & Adolescent Development (concentration in Visual Impairments Teaching Pre-Credential) + M.A. degree in Special Education + K-12 Credential in Visual Impairment.