Credential Services

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The SJSU Lurie College of Education Credential Services office serves the diverse educational needs of graduate students, staff and faculty in an effort to prepare teachers, counselors, administrators and other education professionals as they complete their credential programs. Refer to the information below learn more about the resources and services provided by the Credential Services office. If you are interested in enrolling in a credential program at San Jose State University, visit the Lurie College of Education Academics webpage to learn more about the programs available.

Credential Services Office Overview

Location: Sweeney Hall 445 
Phone: 408-924-3541

Office Hours: 

  • Monday - 8 am-5 pm
  • Tuesday - 7:30 am-5 pm
  • Wednesday - 7:30 am-5 pm
  • Thursday - 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Friday - Available by phone, email, and Zoom

Office Closure - Campus Closed

  • December 23 - January 2, 2023  /  Winter Break

Office Staff

Ha Thai
Senior Credential Analyst

Catherine Davis
Credential Analyst

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Credential Checklists and Steps to Apply

All credential applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Information Coversheet [pdf] - Download the form and save a copy.  Type in your information and print.
  2. Pay the $25 application processing fee at  Print your receipt and submit it with your application packet.
  3. Download and print the appropriate credential checklist from the chart below and any additional forms if required. Submit all required documents listed on the checklist.
  4. Review the Terms and Definitions of Credential Requirements [pdf] (updated 11.2022)
Credential Type/Checklist Additional Forms Required

Adapted Physical Education [pdf]


Administrative Services Preliminary/Certificate of Eligibility [pdf]

Verification of Employment as Administrator [pdf]

Education Specialist Internship [pdf]

Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Support Needs, Extensive Support Needs

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Education Specialist Preliminary [pdf]                          (For candidates who were admitted to the program prior to Summer 2022)

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Mild/Moderate Disabilities (MMD), Moderate/Severe Disabilities (MSD)


Education Specialist Preliminary_2022 [pdf]                (For candidates who were admitted to the program beginning Summer 2022 or later)

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Mild/Moderate Support Needs (MSN), Extensive Support Needs (ESN)


Education Specialist Clear [pdf]

Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities


Multiple Subject Internship [pdf]

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Multiple Subject Preliminary [pdf]


Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Internship [pdf]              (School Counseling Only)

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Clear [pdf]                      (School Counseling+CWA and School Social Work+CWA)


PPS Child Welfare & Attendance (CWA) Added Authorization [pdf]                                                                  (For individuals who hold a PPS credential)

PPS/CWA Program Contract [pdf]

Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist [pdf]


Single Subject Internship [pdf]

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Single Subject Preliminary [pdf]


Speech-Language Pathology Preliminary [pdf]


Speech-Language Pathology Clear [pdf]


Teacher Librarian Services Clear [pdf]


Appeals and Extensions

1-year Extension Appeal for Internships

Change of District for Internships [pdf]


  • You must have an overall 3.0 GPA in your Credential coursework, and may not be disqualified from SJSU.  Each course must be completed with a Pass, CR, or C or better grade. 
  • Your coursework must have been completed within the last 7 years. 
  • Submit a complete application packet including all official transcripts.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
  • Applications are processed in the order received.
  • Processing time is 4 weeks from the time you file your application with our office.
  • Applications may be mailed to us for processing.

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Approved Subject Matter Preparation Programs

San Jose State University offers the following approved Subject Matter Preparation Programs.  These undergraduate degree programs waive students from the CSET exams required for the Teacher Credential Programs. To be eligible for a waiver, individuals must complete one of the majors below and receive their degree at SJSU.  If you are eligible and are seeking an evaluation for subject matter competency, please contact our office for further information at or 408-924-3541.  We do not currently offer evaluations to individuals who did not receive their degrees at SJSU.

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Frequently Asked Questions