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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 School Counseling. 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.

Summer 2018 Regular Session:  Begins June 4, 2018 through August 10, 2018

EDCO 292 section 1, 30296 begins June 4, 2018 through August 10, 2018 (10 Weeks)

EDCO 287 section 1, 30701 begins June 4, 2018 through July 6, 2018 (1st 5 weeks)
Begins June 5, at 4pm, SH 431 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

EDCO 292 section 2, 30731 begins June4, 2018 through August 10, 2018 (10 weeks)

IES-Summer 2018

EDCO 298 section 1: 30732

      Registration Form


Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony for Lurie College of Education  TBA.

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 Comp Exam:

Students graduating in Spring 2018, who are pursuing the PPS School Counseling Credential as one of their program options, are REQUIRED to take the Comp Exam. Students exempted from taking the Comp Exam are students who are pursuing the MA-only or MA + LPCC-Prep options.

COMP EXAM SIGN UP (coming soon)


 Spring 2019 Applicants:  Will Open August 1, 2018

Reminders:  Deadlines: August 1, 2018 begin and ends October 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 October 1, 2018 .  This means all applications must be completed including all supportung materials must be received.

  • October 2, 2018  Late, Referrals from GAPE or letters of recommendation and autobiographical statements

Academic Calendars: 

The academic year calendars for 2018/2019 are now available.

Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines:

Please check the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for deadlines

December 2018 graduation:  Reminder for graduate students that the deadline to apply for December 2018 graduation is April 1, 2018.  Students must apply on time so that our office can prepare the list of our graduating class before the 2018 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