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     The Department of Special Education at San Jose State University offers Education Specialist (teaching) 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.

     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. 


Important Intern Program Update!

NOW ACCEPTING Admissions Applications for Spring 2015.

Click here for details on How To Apply

Domestic Deadline:
December 1, 2014 
International Deadline:
October 1, 2014

Important Dates/Deadlines


Important Messages

08.25.14: First Day of Instruction
09.01.14: Cesar Chavez Day - Campus Closed
09.05.14: Last Day to Drop a Class w/o "W" grade
09.12.14: Last Day to Add and Register Late
11.11.14: Veteran's Day - Campus Closed
11.26.14: Classes that start at 5pm or later will not meet.
11.27.14: Thanksgiving Day - Campus Closed
11.28.14: Rescheduled Holiday - Campus Closed
12.10.14: Last Day of Instruction - Last Day of Classes
12.12.14 - 12.18.14: Final Exams
12.19.14: Final Exams Make-Up Day
12.24.14 - 01.20.14: WINTER RECESS
12.25.14: Christmas Day - Campus Closed


ATTENTION ALL candidates in the Level I Credential Program!

Please note the following dates:

January 31, 2013 - The date Level I Education Specialist candidates must complete their Level I program 

December 31, 2014 - Last date to enroll candidates into the Level II Education Specialist Program 

January 31, 2019 - The date candidates must finish the Level II program