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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

M.A. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership and a Specialization in PreK-12 (Technology focus-online) (M.A.)

How to Apply

  1. Cal State Apply University Application: Complete the University application at

     Please make the following Major/Program objective selection in Cal State Apply:

    Education: Educl Leadership (PreK-12) (MA) - EXTERNAL DEGREE

    Note - When applying to the program, please select the Fall term even though the program begins in May

    Are you having trouble with the Cal State Apply application?  If so email right away for assistance.

  2. Submit official transcript(s) and test scores: Take the GRE exam and request official transcript(s) and GRE scores to be sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

    Graduate Admissions
    SDSU - Enrollment Services
    5500 Campanile Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    Electronic Transcript Formats
    SDSU accepts electronic transcripts in PDF or EDI format.  

    Transcripts must be sent by the Institution
    When requesting an electronic transcript you can choose San Diego State University on the selection menu or have them sent to:  SDSU will not accept transcripts emailed from students.

    Read more about transcripts and test scores

  3. Program Application: The link to this program application will be available within the Cal State Apply application, but you can also access it here: Online Program Application for EDL Graduate Programs 

Items Requested in Program Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload.

  1. Resume/CV: Prepare a resume or curriculum Vitae to your application, which will include your education and employment history as well as any academic honors, awards, scholarships, and publications.

  2. Letters of Recommendation: Contact two individuals who you have interacted with both academically and/or professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you.  One of the recommenders must be an immediate supervisor.  Recommenders will submit their recommendations directly into the Online Program application.

  3. Philosophy Statement VideoPhilosophy Statement Video Instructions.


If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact or visit the Online MA Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

Item DueDue Date
Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2017)
January 30, 2018
Program application
December 15, 2017
Transcripts and GRE scores due*
January 30, 2018

 * Please submit your Cal State Apply application prior to sending in official transcripts


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