Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (All Programs)

Please review the following instructions about applying to the program.

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.

Hard Copy Official Transcript Instructions:

  • Mail transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, Enrollment Services, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7416.
  • Electronic Official Transcript Instructions:

  • If your prior institution uses electronic transcripts (in PDF or EDI format), please select San Diego State University from an option menu, if available. If a selection menu is not available or San Diego State University is not on the selection menu, then official transcripts should be sent from your prior institution to
  • SDSU Institution Code (for 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 April 1

    Complete the program application using Interfolio. Click on one of the two buttons below to begin the program application for your desired program.

    Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (EdD), (MA) and Credential

      If you've already started a program application for the EDD, MA or Credential program, click here to continue.

    Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (MA) w/Technology Focus

      If you've already started a program application for the Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (MA) w/Technology Focus, click here to continue.

    Further information can be found on the department website.

    For specific questions about program procedures and requirements, please contact the admissions coordinator, Rachael Stewart, at