How Do I Start?

STEP 1: Attend a Group Advisement Session:

Sessions are held Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, twice every month.   Dates and room locations are available on the Advisement Session Schedule or call the Elementary Education Department at 408-924-3771. We recommend that you download the Advisement Guide and bring with you to the advising session. While registration is NOT required, it is recommended that you recheck the room location on the day prior to the scheduled session.

NOTE: Candidates must apply to both the University (step 2 below) and the Elementary Education Department (step 3 below) simultaneously.These are separate applications, and admission to one does not guarantee admission to the other.

STEP 2: Apply to San Jose State University:

This part of the application process requires an online GRADUATE application to San Jose State University via www.csumentor.edu. Refer to the CSUMENTOR Application Guide for instructions on how to submit this application.

Submit one set of official transcript from each institution listed on your application directly to GAPE.  SJSU graduates DO NOT need to submit SJSU transcripts to GAPE if SJSU was last attended, however, transcripts are required of ALL students for department application, see step 3.

Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0017

Fall 2013 University Application DEADLINE

For more information about applying to the University, please click on a link below:

NOTE:  The University Application generally takes 4-6 weeks to process.  Check the status of your application by logging onto MySJSU.  Your application is complete once the status shows “Referred to Department”.

STEP 3: Apply to the Elementary Education Department

Submit Application Packet to the Elementary Education Department.  INCOMPLETE PACKETS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR RETURNED. See Application Checklist for a complete list of requirements. Applications may be submitted in person to Sweeney Hall 305 or mailed to:

Elementary Education Department
Multiple Subject Credential Program
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0074
Fall 2013 Admissions

Fall 2013 Department Application DEADLINE

STEP 4: Pre-Admission Interview

Candidates who submit COMPLETE application packets will be scheduled for a pre-admissions interview within 2 weeks.  Some program options require 2nd interviews with district personnel.