Grduation Special Ed


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 for admission. 


  1. Applications for Fall 2020 are due by July 1, 2020.           

    Revised Department Checklist for Fall 2020

2. Don't forget to Apply to SJSU using CalState Apply 

3. Summer 2020 EDSE 224, Sec 1, Class # 30423, All Online - Synchronous class lecture on Mondays 4:00 - 8:00pm, Dates : 06/01/2020 - 07/02/2020. Registration begins Monday, Apr 6th, 2020. 

4.EDEL 108D (Math Methods) and EDEL 294 (Health) in Special Education is offered through the Department of Teacher Education. Spaces are automatically held for SPED students. Please request class information for any semester (fall, spring & summer) by emailing SPED Department (Suchi) :

Important Dates

  • New Student Orientation - Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - From 5:00 - 6:00 pm.      (Contact Department for Zoom link)
  • MA Writing Assessment - ONLINE (Contact Department -
  • INTERN INSTITUTE, 2020 - July 20th - July 24th, 9-5, @ Sweeney Hall 230.
  • Supervision Application for Fall 2020 (EDSE 105, 154, 217A, 217D) - Due April 1st, 2020.

Teacher Residency Program

Thank you to Special Education faculty Dr. Saili Kulkarni, who recently compiled this online resource for supporting mental health and disability during COVID-19 with a specific focus on the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi Community!