Secondary Dual Educator Program - Admissions Information

We’ve simplified our process - by submitting a single application in our 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: Secondary Dual Education Program, SDEP, MEd" for SDEP: Secondary Dual Educator Program.

See application requirements below for more information.


View the COE Application Deadlines.

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: 

Application checklist

  • Program-specific application
  • At least two recommendations (form provided in application)
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted by the College of Education for the program application. You must submit transcripts for all institutions previously attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree or not. If admitted, you must send official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions in order to register for classes.
    Acceptable unofficial transcripts are:
    • Web-based transcripts downloaded from an institution: institution and student name must be visible on transcripts
    • Photocopies of official transcripts: these must include the front and back of all pages, including transcript key
    Previous applicants:
    • If you’ve previously submitted official transcripts to PSU, you are still required to upload unofficial transcripts to complete your application.
    After you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts to:
    Graduate Admissions
    Portland State University
    PO Box 751 (OGS)
    Portland, OR 97207 - 0751
    Electronic official transcripts should be sent to
  • Documentation of passing scores on required tests (see Prerequisites and Tests for more information)
  • Academic Department Recommendation form (see Prerequisites and Tests for more information)

If you have questions about the application itself, please email

Finalists for admission to SDEP will be required to participate in a group simulation activity.