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 "Academic Programs" at the navigation bar above. 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, or visit us at Stevenson Hall 1078.


Application Deadline News

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

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

Fall 2014 Admissions

Applicants who submitted by the Priority Deadline (February 15, 2014) 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 2014 Applicants

Interview Dates for Fall 2014 Priority Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: February 28, 2104
Single Subject: February 28, 2014
Education Specialist: March 3, 2014

Orientation Dates for Fall 2014 Priority Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: March 14, 2014
Single Subject: March 12, 2104

Education Specialist: March 24, 2014