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San Diego State University


How to Become a CLASS EL Scholar

School psychology trainees must be students in good standing in SDSU’s School Psychology program.

Before applying for the bilingual specialization, you must be accepted by the School Psychology Program and SDSU’s Graduate Division. The School Psychology Program application process includes a written portfolio and selected applicants participate in a mandatory small group interview.

We seek applicants who are ready for our demanding, full-time graduate-professional program:

  • Academic: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Chicano/a studies, sociology, education, or related fields; quality of Personal Statement
  • Professional: Experience with children and youth or in the schools, especially with underserved populations; commitment to educational equity
  • Interpersonal: Active listening skills, positive interactions, appropriate assertiveness, leadership
  • Cross-Cultural: Depth and breadth of experiences across cultures; for bilingual specialization, depth of experience with Latino cultures & at least conversational fluency in Spanish


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