Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Thank you for your interest in the School of Education at Sonoma State University! Below you will find information regarding our admission periods for our programs and other useful information regarding submitting an application.

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Credential Program Application Periods and Deadlines
Credential Program Name

Spring 2019 Application Period

Multiple Subject August 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Single Subject CLOSED
Preliminary Education Specialist August 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Clear Induction Education Specialist Program CLOSED
Admin Services Preliminary Open to Qualified Interns Only
Reading and Literacy Programs August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019
offered spring, summer and fall semesters, call 707-664-2832

*Open to qualified intern candidates

NEED PREREQUISITE COURSES? Our prerequisites are offered in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Contact the Credentials Office for information: 707-664-2832 or

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Master's Program Application Window

Masters Program Spring 2019  
Early Childhood Education August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019  
Reading & Literacy August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019  
Special Education* August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019  
Curriculum Teaching & Learning August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019  
Educational Leadership* August 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019  
*Candidates for the degree must hold a valid teaching credential or request consent from the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education.

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All Credential and Master's Degree Applicants Must Apply to BOTH SSU and the Specific School of Education Program:

  • You must apply to the Sonoma State University as a graduate/post baccalaureate student in order to be admitted to a Credential or Masters program in the School of Education.
  • Please apply to SSU via Cal State Apply for your semester of interest.
  • Then complete the application process for the School of Education Credential or Master's Degree program.

Spring 2019 Admissions

Mandatory Interview and Orientation Dates for Spring 2019 Applicants

Dates may be subject to change
Credential Program Interview Orientation
Multiple Subject

October 26, 2018

Education Specialist