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 2017 Application Period

Only complete application packets accepted in Extended Period

Fall 2016 Application Period
Multiple Subject

July 1-September 30, 2016

Single Subject Closed closed
Preliminary Education Specialist July 1-September 30, 2016 Open to Qualified Interns through May 30, 2016
Clear Induction Education Specialist Program Closed extended to May 30, 2016
Admin Services Preliminary/Clear Closed (open to qualified Interns only) closed
offered spring, summer and fall semesters, call 707-664-2832

*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 Fall 2016
Early Childhood Education Nov 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016
Reading & Literacy Nov 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016
Special Education* Nov 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016
Curriculum Teaching & Learning Nov 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016
TESOL Nov 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016
*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.

Fall 2016 Admissions

Mandatory Interview and Orientation dates for Fall 2016 Applicants

Interview Dates for Fall 2016 Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: March 25, 2016
Single Subject: April 8, 2016
Education Specialist: March 24, 2016

Orientation Dates for Fall 2016 Applicants:

Please note these dates are subject to change.

Multiple Subject: April 8, 2016
Single Subject: April 22, 2016

Education Specialist: April 21, 2016