How to Apply to the Preliminary Educational Specialist Program

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We encourage applicants to the Preliminary Education Specialist 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.


Credential Program Application Periods and Deadlines
Credential Program Name Fall 2016 Application Period
Multiple Subject

November 1, 2015- February 28, 2016 (priority application window)

October 1-November 1, 2015

(Extended application period--only complete applications accepted during this time)

Single Subject November 1, 2015- February 28, 2016 (priority application window)
Preliminary Education Specialist November 1, 2015- February 28, 2016 (with prior credential only)
Admin Services Preliminary/Clear November 1 2015 - May 1, 2016
Prerequisites 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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