Application Procedures (SPED)

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: K-12, MS and License"

Applications

View the COE Application Deadlines

See application requirements below for more information.

Application checklist

  • Program specific 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 Graduate School 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:
    The Graduate School
    Portland State University
    PO Box 751
    Portland, OR 97207 - 0751
    Electronic official transcripts should be sent to graddocs@pdx.edu
  • Personal statement (writing prompt provided within application)
  • Résumé
  • Two recommendation forms (forms are provided within application)
  • Prerequisites courses: MTH 211; either MTH 212 or MTH 213; SPED 418
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Apply for FAFSA

Questions about the application process?