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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.


"Sweeney Hall will be closed for maintenance August 14 -August 18, 2017.  All departments within the College of Educaton will be reachable by phone or email during the closure."


Changes in the Fall 2017 Course Schedule

EDCO 268 Sect. 1, 48371, M - 1900-2145,  Fishman, SH 433
EDCO 288 Sect. 1, 45065, T - 1900-2145,  Stovall,   SH 431
EDCO 248 Sect. 3, 50780, W- 1600-1845, Davidson Cathey, SH 434
EDCO 293 Sect. 1, 50781, R - 1600-1845, Jaffer, SH 433
EDCO 280 Sect. 2, 50779, R - 1900-2145, Hibbert, SH 433

Welcome Back to Counselor Education Program, Fall 2017



Fall 2018 Applicants:  Will Open October 1, 2017

Reminders:  Deadlines:  TBA, Cal State Apply is the new application website
                                   TBA, All Documents Due

  • 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
  • Due to impaction there is no guarantee of admission.

  • Rolling admittance

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, 2017 for August 2017 graduation

·        April 1, 2017 for a December 2017 graduation

August 3, 2017 Comprehensive Exam: 

Sign up for the comprehensive exam.

Candidates in both the MA and PPS Credential programs must pass the Department Comprehensive Exam when completing the required coursework. The three-hour written essay exam covers theories, knowledge and skills covered in completed coursework. The Comprehensive Exam is evaluated by the student's academic advisor, and each of its eight sections must earn a score of 75% or above. The exam may be repeated one time upon consultation with the advisor. Note: Candidates in the PPS credential program with Masters degrees from other institutions or departments are required to take the Comprehensive Exam. Those with Masters degrees from the SJSU Department of Counselor Education do not need to retake the exam.  Exam may be repeated one time upon consultation with the thesis or project advisor.

The next exam will be on:

         Thursday,  August 03, 2017 at 9am in SH 404

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Reminder:  If you decide to do both Masters and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential you will need to complete 63 units.  See your advisor for more information.