How to Apply to the Preliminary Educational Specialist Program

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We encourage applicants to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program to:

Admissions Process

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.


Credential Program Application Periods and Deadlines
Credential Program Name

Fall 2018 Application Period
(EXTENDED PERIOD, only complete application accepted)

Multiple Subject March 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018 (space available basis)
Single Subject March 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018 (space available basis)
Preliminary Education Specialist March 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018 (space available basis)
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
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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