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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.


SJSU is serving as the host of the 2016 CALPCC Conference. Join us April 16, 2016. For more information visit

October 1, 2015 beginning of the Fall 2016 application process

Spring 2016 application is open for Credentials and international students only, deadline will be October 1, 2015 or until the department meets its capacity.  Must have a Masters to apply.

EDCO 292 Orientation Meeting:

The EDCO 292 Orientation Meeting will take place Friday, October 9, 2015. For more information, please click here to view the flyer

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:

·         February 6th for an August 2015 graduation

·         April 1st for a December 2015 graduation

December 2015 Comprehensive Exam

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

Saturday, December 5, 2015 in SH 431 at 9 am.

Fall 2016 Applicants:

Fall 2016 application will open on October 1, 2015.


  • 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.

Students' Work, in the student pick up box, located in the office (SH404) will be discarded by November 1, 2015.  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 (Fall 2015 Only)

 EDCO 292

EDCO 292 Forms (For Current Students Only!)

EDCO 292 Schedule: (For Current Students Only!)

Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Sept. 4, 2015 1st. mandatory meeting/orientation SJSU. 4:00pm @ Sweeney Hall 431 Feb. 5, 2016 1st. mandatory meeting/orientation SJSU. 4:00pm @ Sweeney Hall 431
Sept. 19, 2015 Contract form, Proof of Insurance, CBEST, Site Descriptions Form due Feb. 20, 2015 Contract form, Proof of Insurance, CBEST, Site Descriptions Form due
Oct. 2, 2015 2nd mandatory meeting SH 431 Mar. 4, 2016 2nd mandatory meeting, Sweeney Hall 431
Nov. 6, 2015 3rd mandatory meeting Sweeney Hall 431 Apr. 1, 2016 3rd mandatory meeting Sweeney Hall 431
Dec. 4, 2015 All forms (Field-Work Counseling Record Form, Supervisor Evaluation (MA | PPS), and Experience Summary Forms) due May 6, 2016 All forms (Field-Work Counseling Record Form, Supervisor Evaluation (MA | PPS), and Experience SummaryForms) due