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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.

Welcome Back to Counselor Education Program, Fall 2016
New Student Orientation Slides

Counselor Education Graduation Celebration

We are happy to announce the Counselor Education 2017 Graduation Celebration, held this year on Friday, May 19 from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. in the

SJSU Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom.  

Admission is free for graduating students and $10.00 for friends, family and guests.   Graduating students can purchase up to four advance tickets.  All ticket sales are online through eMarket, and tickets are available and end Tuesday, April 25 or when tickets are sold out.  Your eMarket transaction will be verified through the Main Office to ensure you have purchased the correct number of tickets. 

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 schedule


Fall 2017 Applicants:  Will Open October 1, 2016

Reminders:  Deadlines:  April 1, 2017, CSU Mentor will close.
                                   April 20, 2017 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  2016/2017  and 2017/2018 are now available.

Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines:

Please check the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for deadlines

May 2017 graduation:  Reminder for graduate students that the deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation is October 1, 2016.  Students must apply on time so that our office can prepare the list of our graduating class before the 2016 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

April 29, 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:

         Saturday,  April 29, 2017 at 9am in SH 431

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.