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

Fall 2018 Application Period

Multiple Subject October 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Single Subject October 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Preliminary Education Specialist

October 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018

Clear Induction Education Specialist Program October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018
Admin Services Preliminary October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018
Reading and Literacy Programs October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018
Prerequisites 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. Apply now via Cal State Apply or contact the Credentials Office for information: 707-664-2832 or

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Master's Program Application Window
Masters Program Fall 2018  
Early Childhood Education October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018  
Reading & Literacy October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018  
Special Education* October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018  
Curriculum Teaching & Learning October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018  
Educational Leadership* October 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018  
*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.

Fall 2018 Admissions

Mandatory Interview and Orientation Dates for Fall 2018 Applicants

Dates may be subject to change
Credential Program Interview Orientation
Multiple Subject Friday, March 16, 2018 Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Single Subject Thursday, March 29, 2018 Friday, April 13, 2018
Education Specialist Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Tuesday, March 27, 2018