Graduate Program Application Requirements


Two applications are required:

  1. Fresno State (apply at www.csumentor.edu)
  2. Kremen School

The following describes in detail the requirements for the Kremen School application.


MA, Special Education

I have completed or I am a current student in the Fresno State Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program

Program Application

Fill in the information and submit with required documentation. 

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Unofficial Transcripts

Provide a copy of all unofficial transcripts (or copy of official transcripts).

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Graduate program applicants must have  a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 3.0 on any post baccalaureate work at Fresno State.

Copy of Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

You must have successfully completed a Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program.

If you are a student at Fresno State, you must be in the final semester of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program to be accepted into the Clear Education Specialist Credential program.  Submit a copy of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential once it has been granted by the Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC). 

If you received your Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from another institution, you must present a copy of the credential.

Change of Major form

You will need to submit a Change of Major form to the Division of Graduate Studies in order to add the master's degree to your student program plan.

I have completed my Preliminary Education Specialist credential at another institution

Program Application

Fill in the information and submit with required documentation.
APPLY NOW

Proof of Application to Fresno State

  • Provide copy of CSU Mentor confirmation page as proof of application, or
  • Provide copy of unofficial Fresno State transcripts showing current enrollment.

Unofficial Transcripts

Provide a copy of all unofficial transcripts (or copy of official transcripts).

Minimum GPA of 3.0

 Graduate program applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 3.0 on any post baccalaureate work at Fresno State.

Complete a Statement of Purpose

This is a 1 -2 page, typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program.  Focus on your present situation and your short and long-term professional goals.  The form is included in the program application packet.

Provide Three (3) Sealed Letters of Recommendation

Include letters of reference and rubrics from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who are in a position to evaluate you in terms of your potential for graduate student in the program.  The rubric form is included in the program application packet.

Writing Competency

 You must meet this requirement by one of the following:

  • Obtaining a minimum of a 41+ on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) writing portion, or pass all sections of the entire test (provide copy).
  • Passing all 3 sections of the CSET Multiple Subject test and the Writing Skills test (provide copy).
  • Obtaining a minimum passing score on the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE).
  • Earning a grade of "B" or better in any "W" course taken at Fresno State.
  • Substitution request approved by the Graduate Coordinator for course taken at another institution.

For information regarding the UDWE, contact the Fresno State Office of Testing Services located in the Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 110 or call 559.278.2457.

To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please complete the Writing Substitution Request form.

Copy of Preliminary Education Specialist credential

You must have successfully completed a Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program.

If you are a student at Fresno State, you must be in the final semester of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program to be accepted into the Clear Education Specialist Credential program.  Submit a copy of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential once it has been granted by the Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC). 

If you received your Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from another institution, you must present a copy of the credential.

Interview with Program Coordinator

This brief interview is required by state law and will relate to your progress in the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program, your satisfaction and success in your Preliminary Education Specialist Credential authorized work setting, and your suitability for the Clear Education Specialist Credential program. 

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Elisa Jamgochian at 559.278-4011 or ejamgochian@csufresno.edu.

I want to pursue the MA in Special Education only

Program Application

Fill in the information and submit with required documentation.
APPLY NOW

Proof of Application to Fresno State

  • Provide copy of CSU Mentor confirmation page as proof of application, or
  • Provide copy of unofficial Fresno State transcripts showing current enrollment.

Unofficial Transcripts

Provide a copy of all unofficial transcripts (or copy of official transcripts). 

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Graduate program applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 3.0 on any post baccalaureate work at Fresno State.

Complete a Statement of Purpose

This is a 1 -2 page, typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program.  Focus on your present situation and your short and long-term professional goals.  The form is included in the program application packet.

Provide Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Include letters of reference and rubrics from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who are in a position to evaluate you in terms of your potential for graduate student in the program.  The rubric form is included in the program application packet.

Writing Competency

 

 You must meet this requirement by one of the following:

  • Obtaining a minimum of a 41+ on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) writing portion, or pass all sections of the entire test (provide copy).
  • Passing all 3 sections of the CSET Multiple Subject test and the Writing Skills test (provide copy).
  • Obtaining a minimum passing score on the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE).
  • Earning a grade of "B" or better in any "W" course taken at Fresno State.
  • Substitution request approved by the Graduate Coordinator for course taken at another institution.

For information regarding the UDWE, contact the Fresno State Office of Testing Services located in the Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 110 or call 559.278.2457.

To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please complete the Writing Competency Substitution Request form.

Interview with Program Coordinator

This brief interview is required by state law and will relate to your progress in the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program, your satisfaction and success in your Preliminary Education Specialist Credential authorized work setting, and your suitability for the Clear Education Specialist Credential program. 

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Elisa Jamgochian at 559.278-4011 or ejamgochian@csufresno.edu.

Medical Clearance form

Take the Medical Clearance form to the Fresno State Student Health Center or private physician and follow their procedures. This form must be signed and included in your packet.

Certificate of Clearance

The Certificate of Clearance is verification that a student has completed the fingerprint, or Live Scan process.  It is required of students who plan to work in a K-12 setting.  Provide a copy of the clearance in your packet.

*International students who are unable to obtain a certificate of clearance will need to request alternate/non-school placement.

TOEFL Score - For international students only

If you are an International Student the TOEFL is a requirement for admission to Fresno State.  Verification of the TOEFL score is provided to the program by the International Admissions Office.

 Clear Education Specialist Credential

Program Application

Fill in the information and submit with required documentation.
APPLY NOW

Proof of Application to Fresno State

  • Provide copy of CSU Mentor confirmation page as proof of application, or
  • Provide copy of unofficial Fresno State transcripts showing current enrollment.

Unofficial Transcripts

Provide a copy of all unofficial transcripts (or copy of official transcripts). 

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Graduate program applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 3.0 on any post baccalaureate work at Fresno State.

Copy of Preliminary Education Specialist credential

You must have successfully completed a Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program.

If you are a student at Fresno State, you must be in the final semester of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program to be accepted into the Clear Education Specialist Credential program.  Submit a copy of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential once it has been granted by the Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC). 

If you received your Level I or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential from another institution, you must present a copy of the credential.

I am currently in the Clear Education Specialist credential program and I would like to add the MA in Special Education

Complete a Statement of Purpose

This is a 1 -2 page, typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program.  Focus on your present situation and your short and long-term professional goals.  The form is included in the program application packet. 

Provide Three (3) Sealed Letters of Recommendation

Include letters of reference and rubrics from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who are in a position to evaluate you in terms of your potential for graduate student in the program.  The rubric form is included in the program application packet.

Writing Competency

 You must meet this requirement by one of the following:

  • Obtaining a minimum of a 41+ on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) writing portion, or pass all sections of the entire test (provide copy).
  • Passing all 3 sections of the CSET Multiple Subject test and the Writing Skills test (provide copy).
  • Obtaining a minimum passing score on the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE).
  • Earning a grade of "B" or better in any "W" course taken at Fresno State.
  • Substitution request approved by the Graduate Coordinator for course taken at another institution.

For information regarding the UDWE, contact the Fresno State Office of Testing Services located in the Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 110 or call 559.278.2457.

To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please complete the Writing Competency Substitution Request form.

Interview with Program Coordinator

This brief interview is required by state law and will relate to your progress in the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program, your satisfaction and success in your Preliminary Education Specialist Credential authorized work setting, and your suitability for the Clear Education Specialist Credential program. 

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Elisa Jamgochian at 559.278-4011 or ejamgochian@csufresno.edu.

Change of Major form

 You will need to submit a Change of Major form to the Division of Graduate Studies in order to add the master's degree to your student program plan.