Students at Work
San José State University's location in the Silicon Valley makes it an exceptionally
rewarding learning environment for students.
What is Spartan Squad?
Spartan Squad is the official student athletic booster program of San José State University
supporting SJSU athletics. Founded in the Fall of 2005 by Matthew Olivieri and Brad
Villeggiante, with support from Associated Students, the Squad increases SJSU pride,
unity and spirit throughout the student body.
Spartans Transform Construction Site into a Work of Art
An SJSU Art student painting a mural, located by the Student Union, in front of the
Art Building. Students have decided to paint the wall that was put up after construction
started in order to celebrates the continuity of the past and present by showcasing
artist self-portraits of the past five hundred years.
The Department of Special Education at San José 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
NOW ACCEPTING Admissions Applications for Spring 2016 for Credential Programs
If you are interested in the Intern Program and a Special Education Teacher job in
the Fall, apply to the Credential Program for the Summer 2016 so that you can take the prerequisite courses in the summer. The deadlines are as
Domestic Deadline: May 1, 2016
International Deadline: February 1, 2016
Important Fall 2015 Dates/Deadlines
08.20.15: First Day of Instruction
09.01.15: Last Day to Drop a Class w/o "W" grade
09.07.15: Labor Day - Campus Closed
09.09.15: Last Day to Add and Register Late
11.11.15: Veteran's Day - Campus Closed
11.25.15: Classes that start at 5:00PM or later WILL NOT meet
11.26.15: Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed
11.27.15: Rescheduled Holiday - Campus Closed
12.08.15: Last Day of Instruction - Last Day of Classes
12.09.15: Study/Conference Day (no classes or exams)
12.10.15: First Day of Final Exams
12.16.15: Last Day of Final Exams
12.17.15: Final Exams Make-Up Day
12.22.15: First Day of Winter Recess
12.25.15: Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed
12.28.15: Rescheduled Holiday - Campus Closed
12.29.15: Rescheduled Holiday - Campus Closed
12.30.15: Rescheduled Holiday - Campus Closed
01.26.15: Last Day of Winter Recess
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