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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: Masters of Arts in Counselor Education 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.



Summer 2016: 

Regular SessionEDCO 289 section 1,  30668, Monday and Wednesday at 4pm to 8:00pm in SH 431;EDCO 298 section 1 , 30672, TBA

Special Session Education:  EDCO 292 section 1, 30685 , form       

Fall 2017 Applicants:  Will Open October 1, 2016

Fall 2016 application will open on October 1, 2015.

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
  • Applicants to the program are first come first served
  • Due to impaction there is no guarantee of admission.

Academic Calendars: 

The academic year calendars for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 are now available.

Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines:

Please check the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for deadlines

May 2016 graduation:  Reminder for graduate students that the deadline to apply for May 2016 graduation is October 1, 2015.  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:   http://www.sjsu/edu/gape/candidacy.pdf

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

·        October 1, 2015 for May 2016 graduation

·         April 1st for a December 2016 graduation

April 2016 Comprehensive Exam

Sign up for the comprehensive exam. The exam will be on:

Saturday, April 30, 2016 in SH 431 at 9 am.


Students' Work, in the student pick up box, located in the office (SH404) will be discarded by April 15, 2016.  Please pick up your work.

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.

 EDCO 292 Student Information (Spring 2016 Only)

 EDCO 292

EDCO 292 Forms (For Current Students Only!)

EDCO 292 Schedule: (For Current Students Only!)

Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Sept. 2, 2016 1st. mandatory meeting/orientation SJSU. 4:00pm @ Sweeney Hall 431 Feb. 3, 2017 1st. mandatory meeting/orientation SJSU. 4:00pm @ Sweeney Hall 431
Sept. 2, 2016 Contract form, Proof of Insurance, CBEST, Site Descriptions Form due Feb. 3, 2017 Contract form, Site Descriptions Form due
Oct. 7, 2016 2nd mandatory meeting, 4:00PM Mar. 3, 2017 2nd mandatory meeting, 4:00PM
Nov. 4, 2016 3rd mandatory meeting, 4:00PM Apr. 7, 2017 3rd mandatory meeting, 4:00PM
Dec. 2, 2016 All forms (Field-Work Counseling Record Form, Supervisor Evaluation (MA | PPS), and Experience Summary Forms) due May 5, 2017 All forms (Field-Work Counseling Record Form, Supervisor Evaluation (MA | PPS), and Experience SummaryForms) due