The Department of Special Education at San José State University offers Education Specialist Credential programs for individuals who want to teach students and young children with disabilities. We also offer a Masters of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Special Education and the opportunity for undergraduate students to receive a Minor in Special Education. The Department is also offering a new Minor in Deaf Education in Fall 2017.
Our graduates are advocates for children, have the knowledge base that allows them to creatively meet the needs of a variety of student learners and work as change agents to make the lives of their students in school the very best. They have learned important evidence-based best practices for teaching students with disabilities and most importantly, they are passionate about learning and education
If you are interested in applying to any of the programs, please navigate through the Prospective Students section of our website for additional information and guidelines for admission.
First Fieldwork Orientation Fall'17 semester on Thursday - August 24, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at SH230
Department Applications for Spring 2018 are due by November 1, 2017 - See "How to Apply"
Don't forget to Apply to SJSU using CalState Apply - Check homepage for Admission Dates
|Wednesday||August 23,2017||First Day of Instruction-Classes Begin|
|Wednesday||September 6,2017||Last Day to Drop Courses Without an Entry to Student's Permanent Record|
|Wednesday||September 13,2017||Last Day to Add Courses & Register Late|
|Monday||December 11,2017||Last Day of Instruction- Last Day of Classes|
|Wednesday-Tuesday||December 13-19,2017||Final Examinations|
|Friday||December 22,2017||Grades Due From Faculty|
Level I candidates in credential Program
must finish Level II