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Welcome to the Counselor Education Department at San Jose State University! We provide two excellent programs to choose from to meet your personal and professional goals: MA in Education with a concentration in Counselling and Student Personnel and a PPS Credential in Counselor Education. Our faculty work closely with students to build effective assessment and counseling skills, nurture reflective thinking and inter-cultural awareness, and provide the experiences graduates will need to become dynamic leaders committed to lifelong learning.

Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony for Lurie College of Education will be on Wednesday, May 23 at 5 PM in Event Center at San Jose State University.

More Information

EDCO 294 section 1 for Spring 2018

Students are welcome to contact me with questions.  In addition to the description below, students who serve as Teaching or Research Assistants with other classes or faculty may take EDCO 294 for supervision and facilitation (whereas EDCO 292 would require 200 hours of work, making 294 a better alternative).

More info contact Dr. Laker at 


Fall 2018 Applicants:  Will Open October 1, 2017

Reminders:  Deadlines: October 1, 2017 begin and ends February 1, 2018.  This means all applcations must be completed inlcuding all supporting materials must be received.

Cal State Apply is the new application website                          

  • Please note that transcripts are to be sent to: Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE), and not to the Counselor Education department.
  • Letters of recommendation and auto biographical statement sent to the Dept of Counselor Education, SH 404
  • Once your status changes to "Referred to Department", please call us to make sure that we received your documents. 408-924-3634
  • The department closes the application process on FEBRUARY 1, 2018 .  This means all applications must be completed including all supportung materials must be received.

  • February 2, 2018  Late

Academic Calendars: 

The academic year calendars for 2017/2018  are now available.

Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines:

Please check the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for deadlines

May 2018 graduation:  Reminder for graduate students that the deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation is October 1, 2017.  Students must apply on time so that our office can prepare the list of our graduating class before the 2017 commencement book goes into publication.  Please note that those eligible to apply for graduation are those that have already advanced to candidacy.  We will honor late applications, however students should be in direct contact with GAPE evaluator, if they run into any filing issues.
Candidacy Form:  Candidacy Form

 Candidacy Deadlines:  The next Advancement to Candidacy filing deadlines are:

·        February 1, 2018 for August 2018 graduation

·        April 1, 2018 for a December 2018 graduation

Reminder:  If you decide to do both Masters and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential you will need to complete 60 units and have a Masters degree.  See your advisor for more information.