Credential Services

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As of Monday, March 16, 2020 our office has transitioned to a remote work schedule. You may contact us by phone and email. We look forward to hearing from you!

The SJSU Lurie College of Education Credential Services office serves the diverse educational needs of graduate students, staff and faculty in an effort to prepare teachers, counselors, administrators and other education professionals as they complete their credential programs. Refer to the information below learn more about the resources and services provided by the Credential Services office. If you are interested in enrolling in a credential program at San Jose State University, visit the Lurie College of Education Academics webpage to learn more about the programs available.

Credential Services Office Overview

Location: Sweeney Hall 445 (new office location effective 7/12/2021)
Phone: 408-924-3541
Fax: 408-924-3713
Office Hours: Monday-Friday | 8am-12pm, 1-5pm

Fall 2021 Office Closures

  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 11 - Veteran's day
  • Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, December 24 - Friday, December 31 - Winter Closure

Office Staff

Ha Thai
Senior Credential Analyst

Catherine Davis
Credential Analyst

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Credential Checklists and Steps to Apply

All credential applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Information Coversheet [pdf] - Download the form and save a copy.  Type in your information and print.
  2. Pay the $25 application processing fee at  Print your receipt and submit it with your application packet.
  3. Download and print the appropriate credential checklist and any additional forms if required. See list of checklist below.  Submit all required documents listed on the checklist. Terms and Definitions of Requirements [pdf]
  4. For Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credential Candidates completing the prelminary credential program in Spring 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021: Flexibilities for Teacher Candidates Impacted by COVID-19 (updated 5/2021) [pdf]
  5. IMPORTANT-Read before submitting your application: Application Submission Guidelines (updated 11/2020). [pdf]
  6. CTC Credential Fee Waiver [pdf] - Credential candidates may be eligible for a fee waiver towards an initial credential application submitted beginning 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022. 
Credential Type/Checklist Additional Forms Required

Adapted Physical Education [pdf]


Administrative Services Preliminary/Certificate of Eligibility [pdf]

Verification of Employment as Administrator [pdf]

Education Specialist Internship [pdf]

(Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities)

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Education Specialist Preliminary [pdf]

(Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities)

EO Agreement Form [pdf] (Required if postponing RICA) 

Education Specialist Clear [pdf]

(Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities)


Multiple Subject Internship [pdf]

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Multiple Subject Preliminary [pdf]

EO Agreement Form [pdf] (Required if postponing RICA/TPA) 

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Internship [pdf] (School Counseling Only)

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Clear [pdf] (School Counseling/CWA and School Social Work/CWA)


PPS Child Welfare & Attendance (CWA) Added Authorization [pdf] (for individuals who hold a PPS credential)

PPS/CWA Program Contract [pdf]

Reading & Literacy Leadership Specialist [pdf]


Single Subject Internship [pdf]

Intern Program Policy Form [pdf]

Single Subject Preliminary [pdf]

EO Agreement Form [pdf] (Required if postponing TPA) 

Speech-Language Pathology Preliminary [pdf]


Speech-Language Pathology Clear [pdf]


Teacher Librarian Services Clear [pdf]


Added Authorizations in Special Education

Appeals and Extensions

1-year Extension Appeal for Internships

Change of District for Internships [pdf]


  • You must have an overall 3.0 GPA in your Credential coursework, and may not be disqualified from SJSU.  Each course must be completed with a Pass, CR, or C or better grade. 
  • Your coursework must have been completed within the last 7 years. 
  • Submit a complete application packet including all official transcripts.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
  • Applications are processed in the order received.
  • Processing time is 4 weeks from the time you file your application with our office.
  • Applications may be mailed to us for processing.

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Approved Subject Matter Prep Programs

San Jose State University offers the following approved Subject Matter Preparation Programs.  These undergraduate degree programs waive students from the CSET exams required for the teacher preparation program.  To be eligible for a waiver, individuals must complete one of the majors below and receive their degree at SJSU.  If you are eligible and are seeking an evaluation for subject matter competency, please contact our office for further information at or 408-924-3541.  We do not currently offer evaluations to individuals who did not receive their degrees at SJSU.

Multiple Subject

  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Environmental Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Social Science

Single Subject

  • Art
  • English
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Social Science

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Frequently Asked Questions