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 Spring 2020 Application Period
Multiple Subject Extended October 1 to November 1, 2019 
Single Subject CLOSED 
Preliminary Education Specialist Extended October 1 to November 1, 2019 
Clear Induction Education Specialist Program CLOSED 
Admin Services Preliminary CLOSED (Open to qualified interns only) 
Reading and Literacy Programs Extended October 1 to November 1, 2019 
Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization August 1, 2019 to November 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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