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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Special Education Early Childhood Added Authorization (Certificate)

Applicants apply to this program if they already hold a Special Education Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Credential and want to add the area of Early Childhood to that credential.

How to Apply

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

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

  2. Request official transcript(s): Request official transcript(s) 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.

  3. Program Application: The link to this program application will be available within the Cal State Apply application, but you can also access it with the Program Application button below: 

Items Requested in Program Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Program application:

  1. Teaching Background Form: Please provide us with a brief history of your teaching experience, and the teaching credentials you have earned.


If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact Dr Yasemin Turan-Qian ( or visit the SPED Early Childhood Authorization Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

Item DueDue Date
Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2017)
March 1, 2018
Program application
March 1, 2018
Transcripts due
April 1, 2018
College of Education Office of Student Services