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.

For descriptions of our programs select "Choose a Program" on the navigation menu on the left, or select "Programs" at the navigation bar above. Undergraduate, Credential Programs or M.A. Programs. To learn more about our credential programs, you can attend our Information Workshop. For more information contact us at credentials.office@sonoma.edu, or visit us at Stevenson Hall 1078.

APPLICATION DEADLINES-CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Credential Program Application Periods and Deadlines
Credential Program Name Fall 2015 Priority Application Period Fall 2015 Extended Application Period Spring 2016 Priority Application Period
Multiple Subject Nov. 1, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015 CLOSED July 1 - Sept. 15, 2015
Single Subject Nov. 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015 CLOSED N/A (admissions in Fall only)
Preliminary Education Specialist Nov. 1, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015 Feb. 16-March 15, 2016 July 1 - Sept. 15, 2015
Admin Services Preliminary/Clear Nov. 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015 Open through May 1, 2015 CLOSED*
Prerequisites OPEN (also offered in Summer) OPEN (also offered in Summer) Opens July 1

*Open to qualified intern candidates

NEED PREREQUISITE COURSES? Our prerequisites are offered in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Apply now via www.csumentor.edu, or contact the Credentials Office for information: 707-664-2832 or credentials.office@sonoma.edu

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Master's Program Application Window

Masters Program Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Early Childhood Education November 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Opens July 1, 2015
Reading & Literacy November 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Opens July 1, 2015
Special Education* November 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Opens July 1, 2015
Curriculum Teaching & Learning November 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Opens July 1, 2015
TESOL November 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Opens July 1, 2015
*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 www.csumentor.edu for your semester of interest.
  • Then complete the application process for the School of Education Credential or Master's Degree program.

Fall 2015 Admissions

Applicants who submitted by the Priority Deadline (February 15, 2015) will:

  • Be in the first group of applications reviewed.
  • Participate in the first round of interviews.
  • If accepted into the program, possibly be eligible to register for classes during Second Pass registration session.

Mandatory Interview and Orientation dates for Fall 2015 Applicants

Interview Dates for Fall 2015 Priority Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Interview Dates for Fall 2015 Extended Period Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: March 6, 2015 Multiple Subject: April 7, 2015
Single Subject: March 6, 2015 Single Subject: March 25, 2015
Education Specialist: March 5, 2015 Education Specialist: TBA

Orientation Dates for Fall 2015 Priority Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Orientation Dates for Fall 2015 Extended Period Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: April 3, 2015 Multiple Subject: April 20, 2015
Single Subject: April 3, 2015 Single Subject: TBA

Education Specialist: April 16, 2015

Education Specialist: TBA