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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)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended including PSU. They must be in their original unopened envelope. This is in addition to the transcripts sent to the university's Office of Admissions.
  • 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.