Please review the following instructions about applying to the program.

    The following programs are offered:
  • Reading Education MA
  • Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (formerly Reading Certificate)
  • Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential (formerly Reading Credential)
  • 1: Apply to the university by March 1

    Apply to the university using Cal State Apply.

    Please note: After you apply, you will receive your SDSU Red ID -- Your Red ID is required to submit your program application.

    If you have not received your Red ID within 10-15 business days of applying, please contact Graduate Admissions. Red IDs may be issued anywhere between 1 and 15 business days, depending on when you apply. We recommend submitting your Cal State Apply application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your Red ID on time.

    2: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts by April 1

    Official test scores and transcripts must to be sent to Graduate Admissions.

    Graduate Admissions
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    SDSU Institution Code (GRE and TOEFL): 4682

    Further details can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. You can check the status of your university application, official test scores and transcripts by logging into SDSU WebPortal.

    3: Complete the Program Application by March 15

    Complete the Reading (Certificate, Credential & MA) program application using Decision Desk. A link to begin the application will become available on October 1.

    Further information can be found on the department website: Reading (Certificate, Credential & MA).

    For specific questions about program procedures and requirements, please contact the program adviser, Prof. Marva Cappello, at

    For technical questions, please visit the Decision Desk Applicant Support Site.