Propose a Course/Program

Academic Credit Programs - Professional Development Certificate Programs - Lifelong Learning Programs

With almost 7,000 students enrolled each year and a dedication to providing quality attention to students, the School of Extended & International Education at Sonoma State University is always looking for new instructors who have a passion for sharing their knowledge with others. The School of Extended & International Education Instructors are working professionals, noted specialists and experts in the fields they are teaching.

Benefits of Teaching for the School of Extended & International Education

  1. Our courses are offered in a variety of formats, so instructors can select the format that best suits their lives.  Classes are offered during the day, at night and on the weekends.
  2. Many of our instructors are experienced teachers who find they benefit and learn from their classes almost as much as they contribute to the students' learning.

There are several different opportunities for faculty to teach through Extended Education at Sonoma State University. The following are forms for opportunities currently available:

Academic Credit Programs

These forms are best filled out in a PDF program such as Adobe or Preview.

Winter Intersession 2018 Scheduling Information & Calendar
Winter Intersession Course Proposal Form (may be filled out electronically and emailed to
For more information contact Julie Shell at 707-664-2396.
Fall & Spring Special Sessions Course Proposal Form (may be filled out electronically and emailed to
For more information contact Julie Shell at 707-664-2396.
Credit Certificate/Degree - New Program Proposal Form (may be filled out electronically and emailed to
For more information contact Gregory Milton at 707-664-2604

Professional Development Certificate Programs

To propose a new course for a Professional Development Certificate Program, please complete the Certificate Consideration Form under STEP 1 and submit by email.

Once your form has gone through STEPS 1-4, and been approved by both the Intake Committee and SEIE Curriculum Committee, you may submit the Course Proposal Form under Step 5.

For more information, view the Certificate Approval Process Diagram.

Please contact Jessica Hansen at with any questions.

Lifelong Programs

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
To be added to our faculty mailing list for future course proposals, please email Chris Alexander and include your mailing address.
EXCEL for Youth
Teach for EXCEL for youth summer program. The EXCEL Program offers students entering the 4-9th grades a unique opportunity for academic enrichment in accelerated classes. This program runs 2 one-week sessions and 1 two-week session during the summer (generally end of June and most of July). Teacher Course Proposal Information and Form.

Contract Credit Courses

To propose transcripted credit for a professional development activity offered through another agency, visit the Contract Credit Program page.

Resources for Faculty

Faculty Handbook

CMS Faculty Center Instructions

Faculty Pay Scale 2322 (for Summer and Winter Intersession). For information on the 2357 scale used in Summer only, contact Judy Vincenti at or 707-664-4168.