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Admission (IEEP)

Application Deadline for 2017-2019 cohort: Application for 2017 will open September 1.

Application process

Applications are currently closed. 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. Select the name of your program in your CollegeNet application: "Special Education: Inclusive Elementary Education Program, IEEP" for Special Education: IEEP.

See application requirements below for more information.

Application checklist

  • ❒ Program specific application
  • ❑ Copies of front and back pages of official transcripts are required for all institutions attended as part of the application process. Please upload copies of your official transcripts into the appropriate section of the online application. Please review the transcript requirements.
    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.
  • ❒ Personal statement (writing prompt provided within application)
  • ❒ Resume
  • ❒ Two recommendation forms (forms are provided within application)
  • ❒ Prerequisites courses
  • ❒ Apply for scholarships
  • ❒ Apply for FAFSA

Selection process

Admission to the Inclusive Elementary Educators program is selective and competitive. Each application receives a thorough review from the admissions committee. High values are placed on interpersonal skills, academic achievement, course work preparation, potential to meet the needs of pupils, collaboration skills, time management and organization, and successful experience with children (with and without disabilities). A goal of Portland State University's Graduate School of Education is to attract academically able students who reflect diverse cultural backgrounds and who seek to work with children of varying abilities. Applicants are interviewed by a team of faculty members and educators from the field.

Questions about the application process?

  • If you have questions about the SPED application process, contact Carlos Quatela at
  • Learn about available scholarships and financial aid here