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Secondary Dual Educator Program - Admissions Information

Important announcement about applications

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“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. 

Admission procedures

Admission to the program requires admission to PSU and the Graduate School of Education. Two separate applications must be sent.

Step 1: PSU Admission
Apply for graduate admission at PSU either online or on paper through the Graduate Admissions website.

Step 2: Graduate School of Education Admission

1. Access the online Secondary Dual Educator Program Application (SDEP) application and create a free account, then complete your application following the steps below. Be sure to write down your username and password so that you can track the progress of your application as it is reviewed. 

2. Once you have an account and have logged in:

  • Click the "Create a New Application" button
  • Select "SDEP Application" from the list of programs
  • Fully complete all pages of the online application. You can save and return to your application before it is completed if necessary, however when it is complete you must click the "Submit Application Now" button before the February 1 deadline (or until program is filled) if you want your application to be considered.

3. 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

    After submitting your application you will be able to track the review process, including what materials we have received, online. Be sure to write down your username and password so that you can track the progress of your application as it is reviewed.  

    • If you need assistance accessing the online application, please email
    • If you have questions about the application itself, please email

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