Applicants to both the M.A. program and the Certificate program must meet the University's requirements for all graduate majors and must submit a California State University (CSU) graduate application, a non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts. Applications must be submitted electronically via Graduate Studies (http://www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/).
Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation
Additionally, applicants to the ITEC program must submit a written statement of purpose and a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be provided in a sealed envelope and are to be submitted with your application packet. Letters of recommendation should come from professionals who can attest to your promise as a graduate student and professional educator. An incomplete packet will delay the admissions process.
The ITEC department also requires that applicants schedule an interview with the department chair in order to review the applicant’s interest and preparation in the field. Contact the ITEC office to schedule an interview. This interview may be conducted in person, or via the phone or other electronic means (such as Skype).
In order for students to be considered for admission to the program, they must indicate that they have competency in computer skills to the level of using standard office productivity and web browsing software (word processing, presentation, etc.). No special multimedia authoring skills are required, though they may be helpful in certain classes and for selected projects.
If multimedia skills are lacking, students will be recommended to complete ITEC 715, Computer Foundations of Instructional Multimedia. If students are not computer literate, they may also be required to take a basic computer course prior to enrolling in the program. Students who are entering the program with no background or practical experience in instructional design will be recommended to complete ITEC 700, Careers in Instructional Technology, with a minimum grade of "B." All ITEC courses at the 700 or 800 level may be applied toward the master's degree.
Written English Proficiency Requirement
All students in graduate programs at SF State must demonstrate Level One (entry) and Level Two (exit) writing proficiency in accordance with university, departmental and or programmatic guidelines.
Level One: Applicants must submit a writing sample in the form of a one to two page statement of purpose that will be evaluated by the department admissions committee. Students who receive an unsatisfactory evaluation of their written application materials may be admitted conditionally and required to earn a "B" or better in an English skills development course within the first two semesters. The course will be selected in consultation with an adviser.
Level Two is satisfied by the successful completion of the written portion of the culminating experience (ITEC 894 or ITEC 895).