Program Applications

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 for your semester of interest.
  • Then complete the application process for the School of Education Credential or Master's Degree program.

Applications are in PDF format

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Application

Admissions for Fall 2014 are closed.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the:
  • FALL if you have a previous teaching credential
  • SPRING if you have no prior credential
Program length may be two, three or four semesters, depending on point of entry. For more details read the Program Description.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization

Before applying, please read the Autism Spectrum Disorder Program Description

Education Specialist Second Credential Application

Multiple Subject Program Application

Admissions for Fall 2014 are closed.

Multiple Subject Blended Program Application

Admissions for Fall 2014 are closed.
Note: the Multiple Subject Blended Program admits in Fall semester only

Single Subject Program Application

The application period for the Single Subject Credential Program for Fall 2014 admissions is now closed.
Please see the Program Description for information about Single Subject content area admissions by semester.

Applications are in PDF format

Level II Education Specialist Credential Program

We are not accepting applications for Level II at this time.
Admission to the Level II program occurs in Fall semester only. Contact the Credentials Office for more information. Program Description

Preliminary & Professional Administrative Services Credential (PASC I, PASC II*)

*NOTE: Admission to PASC II will not be open for 2013-2014, except for Spring admits of QUALIFIED PASC I Interns. Contact the Credentials Office for more information

Reading and Language Programs

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014 admissions through April 30, 2014.
*NOTE: SSU School of Educations's Graduate Reading Program is currently redesigning its program to be in compliance with the upcoming new standards. The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credentials standards will be implemented as soon as fully approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

CANDEL: Joint Ed.D. Program with Sonoma State University and University of California, Davis. Apply for this program via the University of California, Davis School of Education


Application Deadline News

The application period for Fall 2014 admission for credential programs is now closed.

NEED PREREQUISITE COURSES? We will offer our prerequisites in the Summer and Fall! Contact the Credentials Office for information: 707-664-2832 or

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