Become a Transformative Educator!

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education Department of Special Education, we prepare professionals to be effective educators, leaders in the field, and lifelong learners. We do this in collaboration with other departments and with our community partners. Our faculty promote equity and excellence in our curricula and infuse nationally endorsed evidence-based practices in their instruction. 

Our graduates are advocates for children and leave our program with the knowledge and skills necessary to creatively meet the needs of a variety of student learners. They work as change agents in local schools, ensuring students with diverse learning needs have full access to the general curriculum to achieve their very best.

Special Education Announcements

  • NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2023!           Application deadline is April 1, 2023. Applicants to our credential programs can also request fee waiver codes while supplies last.
  • Supervision Seminar dates for Fall 2022                                             

    EDSE 234 and EDSE 105 Mondays at 4:00 PM                                         On campus: Aug 22, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14, Nov 28
    Online: Aug 29, Oct 3, OCt 31, Nov 21, Dec 5

    EDSE 217A and EDSE 154 Thursdays at 7:00 PM
    On Campus: Aug 25, Sept 22, OCt 20, Nov 17, Dec 1
    Online: Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 8

  • NSF awards $1.2 million to SJSU’s ITEP program that prepares candidates to earn a BA in Math with a Single Subject Math Credential in 4 years and an Education Specialist Mild Moderate credential and an MA in Special Education in the 5th year!
  • The Golden State Teacher Grant is now open and accepting applications from candidates in special education credential programs.This is a state grant that provides up to $20,000 for eligible candidates.

  • To learn more about our academic opportunities, attend one of our upcoming online information sessions (via zoom):
    • Friday, January   27th, 2023 :  4 - 5pm
    • Friday, February 17th, 2023 :  4 - 5pm        
    • Friday, March      10th, 2023 :  4 - 5pm
    • Friday, April          14th, 2023 : 4 - 5pm
    • Friday, May           19th, 2023 : 4 - 5pm
    • Friday, June           2nd, 2023 : 4 - 5pm

Once registered at any of the above dates, a zoom link will be sent.

Register to attend an upcoming information session

  • 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. Request class information for the fall, spring, or summer session by emailing us at

Lurie College and SJSU Announcements

  • 2020-2021 Impact Report - As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead. Read about the impact of our students, faculty, programs, and more from the past year.
  • 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings - Lurie College moved up 33 spots in this year's rankings of Best Education Schools and is #2 among universities in the Cal State system, #4 among universities in the Bay Area, and #14 among universities in California.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities - Visit this page to learn about the numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available through the college. The application process for scholarships takes place each spring semester.
  • SJSU Lurie College of Education Blog - Our college-wide blog contains more announcements, opportunities, and news for and about Special Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Student and Faculty Spotlights

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

Upcoming Lurie College Events