How to Apply to the Single Subject Credential Program

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We encourage applicants to the Single Subject 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 for your semester of interest.
  • Then complete the application process for the School of Education Credential or Master's Degree program.
Prerequisite Courses Credential Program

Prerequisite Course Enrollment Open for the Spring 2015 Semester

Apply to SSU as a Graduate Student:

  1. For Spring 2015 admission via, Complete all the information required and pay the $55 application fee.
  2. Mention that you are interested in taking pre-requisite courses for the credential program on the Statement of Purpose on the application.
  3. Send “OFFICIAL” transcripts from every institution you mention on your application to Admissions and Records to complete the application process.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Credentials Office at 707-664-2832 or email


Basic Credential Program Application Periods and Deadlines
Credential Program Name Spring 2015 Application Period Fall 2015 Priority Application Period
Multiple Subject CLOSED November 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Single Subject CLOSED November 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Preliminary Education Specialist CLOSED* November 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Admin Services Preliminary/Clear CLOSED* November 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Prerequisites OPEN OPEN

*Open to qualified intern candidates

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

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