Deadlines have been extended for ALL Special Education programs. Please see the "Supplemental Applications" section below.

NEW FOR FALL 2019: Master of Arts in Teaching

All teaching credential programs will include an option for a Master of Arts in Teaching 

How to Become a Teacher

How to Apply: Teaching Credentials

FALL 2019 applications are now open for all teaching credential programs which now include the option for a Master of Arts in Teaching. There are required prerequisites for all MA/Credential programs, so please refer to the supplemental application directions and our list of course equivalencies.  If pre-requisite coursework is not completed by the end of Spring 2019, then they are required to be taken during Summer 2019.


Application Procedures

Sacramento State has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for our programs without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or ability. Sacramento State is a Hispanic-serving Institution, an Asian American Pacific Islander-serving institution, thoroughly abides by Title IX, and is a caring campus where students of all identities and intersectionalities are welcomed. 

The College of Education welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences. For more information please read our non-discrimination policy

To apply to a Teaching Credentials Program:

  1. Review the Admission Requirements for Fall semester admissions.
  2. Attend a program information session or click the links below for more information.

  3. Review the options for completing the pre-Requisite Courses.
  4. Complete the appropriate supplemental program application and supporting documents (see below).

Supplemental Applications

As application periods open, this page will be updated. Not all programs are open for each admission period. Open and closed application periods are noted with the following indicators:

Red dot = Currently closed for applications
Green dot = Currently open for applications
Yellow dot = Check with program staff (call 916-278-6639 or visit Academic and Program Services in Eureka Hall 401)
For tips on completing the Cal State Apply general university application, please CLICK HERE.

Credential Program Applications Fact Sheet Fall 2019 Application
Single Subject pdf Red dot
Multiple Subject pdf Red dot
Mild/Moderate Special Education pdf Red dot
Moderate/Severe Special Education pdf Red dot
Early Childhood Special Education pdf Red dot
Special Education Yolo Residency Program Green dot
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Additional Information

Drop-In Application Clinics for Fall 2019 Applications

If you have last minute questions about the supplemental program application, please "drop-in" on one of the following application clinics anytime during the hours listed below and advisors will be available to assist you with finalizing your application. Bring your supplemental application and all supporting documents to the clinic.

Drop-In Application Clinic Dates for Fall 2019 

Tuesday, January 29
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: EUR 301

Wednesday, January 30
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: EUR 301

Related Forms and Resources

Description File Type
Cal State Apply Application Instructions PDF icon
Cal State Apply - Application Helpful Tips PDF icon
Reference Form PDF icon
Course Substitution Request For Teacher Preparation Program Courses PDF icon
Certificate of Clearance (COC) application instructions PDF icon
Subject Matter Program Advisors and Exam Options PDF icon
Subject Matter Verification Form PDF icon
Pre-requisite Course Equivalents PDF icon

Academic and Program Services
Phone: (916) 278-6639 | Office: Eureka Hall 401
The College of Education welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences. For more information please read our non-discrimination policy