Language and Literacy MA Admissions

Application Deadline

  • Applications for Fall Admissions, May 1st
    (if the due date is on a holiday or weekend, the form is due on the following business day)
  • Applications for Spring Admissions, November 1st
    (if the due date is on a holiday or weekend, the form is due on the following business day)

Course Information

Designed to extend knowledge in the field of language and literacy development when teaching linguistically and culturally diverse groups, either in elementary, secondary or adult education.

This program is housed in the Department of Elementary Education. The combination of course requirements and electives allows students to develop an area of expertise that is relevant to their own professional interests and goals. The coursework options allow students to specialize at the elementary, secondary or adult education levels. This is a 33-unit program.

  • Coursework closely aligned with the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential Program
  • Coursework closely aligned with Reading and Literacy Add Authorization Program

Program Requirements

  • Possession of an elementary or secondary education teaching credential or 24 units of professional coursework directly relevant to education.
  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA for the last 60 units.
  • Possession of an elementary or secondary education teaching credential or 24 units of professional coursework directly relevant to education.
  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA for the last 60 units
  • Online Graduate Application
  • Application fee $55
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report (international students only)
  • Department application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s) from every college or university attended
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 copies of official transcript(s) from every College or University attended
  • $55 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card.
  • Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University
  • Official academic documents from every college or university ever attende
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report

Financial Statement/Medical Insurance Form:

  • $55 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card.
  • A completed EED department application form (You can also pick one up from Burk Hall 179)
  • A clear and well-organized statement of purpose that state the following:
  • Your professional competencies & goals, and your goals for graduate school and the future, as it relates to the Language and Literacy MA program
  • Your level of competency in laguages other than English, if you are bilingual and/or bi literate
  • Two letters of recommendation that include the following topics:
  • Your academic ability to pursue graduate work (from a professor or instructor)
  • Your professional experiences teaching young children or adults (from an administrator or other professional educator)

For the letters of recommendation please address the letters on a letterhead to the Language and Literacy coordinators: Dr. Marguerite Conrad and Dr. Homayoun Ali Borjian
Unofficial transcript(s) from every college or university attended
Current and complete resume


Faculty Adivsors

  • Josephine Arce
  • Ali Borjian
  • Marguerite Conrad

How to Apply

Download the program application forms

EED Department Application Form


Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies

Domestic Student Admission:

1. Apply to graduate study through CSU Mentor, SF State's online application system (this will link you to CSU Mentor). The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications. The application fee is $55 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

2. Send the above documents to:
Go to Domestic Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies


International Student Admission:

1. Apply to graduate study through CSU Mentor, SF State's online application system. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications to graduate programs. The application fee is $55 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

2. Send the above documents to:
Go to International Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies


Step 2: Application to Elementary Education Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

Attn: Assistant to the Masters Coordinators
Department of Elementary Education:
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 179
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158


Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.

Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the Elementary Education Department at (415)338-3413 or gradeed@sfsu.edu.