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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

How to apply in Cal State Apply for the Special Education Master's AND Clear credential program

If you already hold a Preliminary or Level 1 Ed Specialist/Special Education credential, then you are eligible to apply to the Master's and Clear credential program through the Cal State Apply application.  To do this be sure to pick the correct program name in the Cal State Apply application that contains the Master's and credential combination that you would like.  The following combinations are available: 

  • MA in Autism with a clear credential 
  • MA in Early Childhood with a clear credential
  • MA in Mild Moderate with a clear credential
  • MA in Moderate Severe with a clear credential


NOTE: Starting Fall 2018, employment verification will be required to enroll in the Special Education Clear Credential program.  You must be employed as"teacher of record" -- substitute teaching and aid positions would not meet this requirement. 


If you have questions about the applying to this program, contact or visit the Special Education Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

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