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.

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Credential Program Application Periods and Deadlines
Credential Program Name Spring 2016 Application Period
Multiple Subject July 1 - Sept. 30, 2015
Single Subject N/A (admissions in Fall only)
Preliminary Education Specialist July 1 - Sept. 30, 2015
Admin Services Preliminary/Clear CLOSED*
Prerequisites 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, or contact the Credentials Office for information: 707-664-2832 or

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Master's Program Application Window

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

Spring 2016 Admissions

Mandatory Interview and Orientation dates for Spring 2015 Applicants

Interview Dates for Spring 2015 Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: Oct 23, 2015
Single Subject: N/A
Education Specialist: October 22, 2015

Orientation Dates for Spring 2015 Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: Nov 6, 2015
Single Subject: N/A

Education Specialist: November 9, 2015