How To Apply

Minimum Requirements
Step 1. Admission to University Graduate Studies
Step 2. Admission to Department of Special Education
Admissions Procedure


Minimum Requirements

In order to be eligible for any of our programs in the Special Education Department, you must meet ALL of the following requirements.

    • Bachelors Degree or equivalent on or before the beginning of the admission semester.
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA for MA program
    • Minimum of 2.87 GPA for Education Specialist Credential Programs (Please keep in mind that those that are admitted into the program MUST maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to file a Education Specialist Instruction Credential)
    • Certificate of Clearance
    • CBEST and CSET (all parts) must be passed before admission semester for Education Specialist Credential Programs
    • MA Writing Assessment or GRE (at least 4.0 score on Writing Section) for MA Program
    • All documents and requirements for the Department Application

ALL of the following must be completed by the Admission Deadline to be considered into a program of interest:

Step 1. Admission to the University Graduate Studies

  1. Apply ONLINE at CSUMentor. There will be a $55 application fee.
  2. Submit one officially sealed trancript from each college where you studied. If you completed your undergraduate at San Jose State University, you do NOT need to submit your own SJSU transcript. Send or deliver transcript to:

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



Step 2. Admission to the Department of Special Education

1. Attend an Orientation

2. Complete Department Application

3. Send Department Application to:

San Jose State University 
Department of Special Education 
One Washington Square, SH 204
San Jose, CA 95192-0078

Or deliver to Room 204. Sweeney Hall (See Home Page for Application Deadlines)

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