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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.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Information Session

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 3-4pm in SH 431.  Dr. Cara Maffini, contact person for more info

Save the Date:  Friday, May 15, 2015 for Graduation Dinner.   more info on dinner

To purchase click on link Purchase Ticket(s)


Scholarships are available now. You can apply through the link below.

Academic Calendars: 

The academic year calendars for 2013/14, 2014/2015, 2015/16 and 2016/2017 are now available.

Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines:

Please check the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for deadlines

May 2015 graduation:  Reminder for graduate students that the deadline to apply for May graduation is Friday, February 13th.  Students must apply on time so that our office can prepare the list of our graduating class before the 2015 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 their evaluator if they run into any filing issues.

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

·         February 6th for an August 2015 graduation

·         April 1st for a December 2015 graduation

Spring 2015 Comprehensive Exam

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015  9:00 AM, at SH 431

Fall 2015 Applicants:

Application for Fall 2015, opens Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and ends
April 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

 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC):

American School Counselor Association is offering:  Bully Prevention Specialist Training
For More Info

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 2015 Only)

 EDCO 292

EDCO 292 Forms (For Current Students Only!)

EDCO 292 Schedule: (For Current Students Only!)

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Sept. 5, 2014 1st. mandatory meeting/orientation SJSU. 4:00pm @ Sweeney Hall 431 Feb. 6, 2015 1st. mandatory meeting/orientation SJSU. 4:00pm @ Sweeney Hall 431
Sept. 19, 2014 Contract form, Proof of Insurance, CBEST, Site Descriptions Form due Feb. 20, 2015 Contract form, Proof of Insurance, CBEST, Site Descriptions Form due
Oct. 3, 2014 2nd mandatory meeting SH 431 Mar. 6, 2015 2nd mandatory meeting, Sweeney Hall 431
Nov. 7, 2014 3rd mandatory meeting Sweeney Hall 431 Apr. 3, 2015 3rd mandatory meeting Sweeney Hall 431
Dec. 5, 2014 All forms (Field-Work Counseling Record Form, Supervisor Evaluation (MA | PPS), and Experience Summary Forms) due May 8, 2015 All forms (Field-Work Counseling Record Form, Supervisor Evaluation (MA | PPS), and Experience SummaryForms) due