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Application Procedures (SPED)

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: Elementary, MS and License" for Special Education: Elementary
  • "Special Education: Secondary, MS and License" for Special Education: Secondary

Application are now open!

View the GSE Application Deadlines

See application requirements below for more information.

Application checklist

❒ Program specific application
❑ Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended are required as part of the official application. Transcripts should be sent to the Portland State University Graduate School of Education PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751. Electronic official transcripts should be emailed to graddocs@pdx.edu.

To complete your application to the Graduate School of Education (GSE), you are required to submit official transcripts from every institution of higher education that you have ever attended. This is true regardless of whether or not you earned a credential from that institution, or if those credits were transferred to another school. Please review the transcript requirements.

    Transcripts are due by the application submission deadline. Applications without official transcripts submitted will be considered incomplete and may be disqualified from the review process or may not be reviewed in time for you to be admitted for your desired term.

Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Graduate School of Education Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records.

❒ Personal statement (writing prompt provided within application)
❒ Resume
❒ Two recommendation forms (forms are provided within application)
❒ Prerequisites courses: PSY 311, MTH 211, MTH 212, SPED 418
❒ Apply for scholarships
❒ Apply for FAFSA

Questions about the application process?

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