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   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 Admission Link(under Students) at the top for additional information and guidelines for admission.     


  1. Supervision forms for Spring 2018 semester for either the Intern or Student teaching placements due in SH 204 by November 1, 2017.

  2. Department Applications for Spring 2018 are due by November 1, 2017 - See "How to Apply"

  3. Don't forget to Apply to SJSU using CalState Apply - Check homepage for Admission Dates

  4. To Register for Paraeducator Training click on the Application Link

Important Dates

Day Date Importance
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
Sunday April 1, 2018 Summer Deadline
Friday June 1, 2018 Fall Deadline