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Secondary Dual Educator Program - Admissions Information

Applications are now open! We’ve simplified our process - by submitting a single application in our new College Net application system you will be considered for admission by your program as well as at Portland State University. This new web based application system will allow you to input your personal information, upload materials, and track your application status from any online location.  See application requirements below for more information.

“This experience ingrained in us the importance of meeting the challenges we are faced with in our classrooms today, but by preparing us with the special education side it also gave us the knowledge to understand and lead as teachers.”

-2013 SDEP Graduate

Application Deadline:
Final application deadline June 1, 2015

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Complete the application materials below. 

In addition to the application information that you provide online, you will also find instructions for sending documents that need to be mailed or delivered to the department: 

  • At least two recommendations (form provided in application)
  • Unofficial transcripts are required for all institutions attended as part of the application process. Please upload copies of your unofficial transcripts into the appropriate section of the online application. Please review what constitutes an unofficial transcript.
    Note: Once admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.
    Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records. You will need to upload this completed form in lieu of uploading unofficial transcripts.
  • Photocopies of passing scores on required tests (see Prerequisites and Tests for more information)
  • Academic Department Recommendation form (see Prerequisites and Tests for more information)

Send recommendation forms, transcripts, test score reports, and departmental recommendation forms to:

Special Education-SPED
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

If you have questions about the application itself, please email

Finalists for admission to SDEP will be required to participate in an interview.