Become a Transformative Educator!

Become a transformative leader in Special Education, and lifelong learner who responds to racism, ableism, bigotry, and prejudice in schools and communities. Learn to center anti-racist and anti-ableist policies and practices in your teaching to disrupt systemic racism that has historically prevented full inclusion and equity for students with disabilities including BIPOC students and those with intersectional identities. Through your program of study develop culturally sustaining pedagogies and the principles of UDL, while partnering with your local districts to push for the success of students with disabilities in inclusive settings. 

Special Education Announcements

Special Education Funding Options

    • PROJECT MOSAIC: Grant funding provides tuition support for students in the MA + Education Specialist Extensive Support Needs Credential Program. Accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Cohort. Attend an info session and contact for details and supplemental application


To learn more about our programs and the application process
Sessions held on Fridays via zoom from 4:00-5:00 pm on the following dates:                 
    • January  19th, 2024
    • February 16th, 2024       
    • March       1st,  2024
    • March      15th, 2024
    • April         19th, 2024
    • May           3rd,    2024
    • June          7th,  2024
    • June         21st,  2024

    Once registered a zoom link will be sent.

Register to attend an upcoming information session

Financial Aid Opportunities

Numerous scholarship and grant opportunities are available for Special Education candidates! Fund your program with the Golden State Teacher Grant, Teacher Residency Program Grant, and scholarships.



Student and Faculty Spotlights

Learn More about SJSU Department of Special Education Alumni and Lecturer Natalie Cabral on the SJSU Lurie College Blog

Read the Special Education Department Chair's commentary on the state of inclusion in California that was recently published in EdSource

Stop isolating students with disabilities

Stop isolating students with disabilities


Current student Samuel Bland and recent alumni Monica Gonzalez facilitated the Q&A portion of our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series, which featured guest speaker Lydia X.Z. Brown and was organized by faculty Dr. Saili Kulkarni and Dr. Sudha Krishnan.

Meet more of our Special Education Department students

Dr. Andy Golloher, as part of the SJSU Early Childhood Institute (ECI), hosted the webinar "Centralizing Our Dual-Language Learners: The Power of the Family-School Partnership in Early Childhood Education" with Ana Marisol Sanchez and Cory Wechsler, Program Coordinators at the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL).

View more faculty highlights