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. For students in this blended program, up to 12 semester units may be double counted for both the Bachelor’s degree and the 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).
The Division of Graduate Studies at San Francisco State University houses all SF State Scholars programs.
- A Step Towards the Future: You can earn graduate credit while in your junior and/or senior years.
- Getting the Most of your Education: You pay undergraduate tuition for up to 15 units of graduate level courses (12 units may be double counted towards the undergraduate degree), and can capitalize on your resources (Financial Aid, Scholarships etc.). Your graduate school application fee will be waived.
- Getting the Most of your Time: In this program, you pursue a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and credential simultaneously.
- Challenging Yourself: You will engage with graduate level peers and advanced coursework.