Apply to the Reading and Language Program

You may apply on the same application form to one program or a combination of the three Reading and Language programs listed below:

  • Reading Certificate, Trasitioning to Reading and Literacy Added Authorization*

  • Reading Specialist, transitioning to Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential*

  • M.A. in Education: Reading and Language Education

*These programs are currently transitioning to the revised reading standards.

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.


Application Deadline News

We are now accepting applications for Spring Semester 2015 admission to all advanced credential and master's programs except for Educational Leadership, which only offers Fall admissions. Application deadline for Master's and Advanced Credential Programs is October 30, 2014.

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