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.
Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony for Lurie College of Education will be on Wednesday, May 23 at 5 PM in Event Center at San Jose State University.
Spring 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.
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Fall 2018 Applicants: Will Open October 1, 2017
Reminders: Deadlines: October 1, 2017 begin and ends February 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 FEBRUARY 1, 2018 . This means all applications must be completed including all supportung materials must be received.
- February 2, 2018 Late
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, 2018 for August 2018 graduation
· April 1, 2018 for a December 2018 graduation
Reminder: If you decide to do both Masters and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential
you will need to complete 60 units and have a Masters degree. See your advisor for more