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Program Applications

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 www.csumentor.edu for your semester of interest.
  • Then complete the application process for the School of Education Credential or Master's Degree program.

Applications are in PDF format

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Application

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the:
  • FALL if you have a previous teaching credential
  • SPRING if you have no prior credential
Program length may be two, three or four semesters, depending on point of entry. For more details read the Program Description.

Education Specialist Second Credential Application

Multiple Subject Program Application


Single Subject Program Application

The Single Subject Program only accepts new admission applications for Fall Semester.

Applications are in PDF format

Clear Induction Education Specialist Credential Program

Admission to the Clear Induction Education Specialist Program occurs in Fall semester only. Contact the Credentials Office for more information. Program Description

Preliminary & Professional Administrative Services Credential (PASC I, PASC II*)

The Administrative Services Credential Program only admits new candidates in Fall.

Reading and Language Programs

*NOTE: SSU School of Educations's Graduate Reading Program is currently redesigning its program to be in compliance with the upcoming new standards. The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credentials standards will be implemented as soon as fully approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

CANDEL: Joint Ed.D. Program with Sonoma State University and University of California, Davis. Learn more about this program via University of California, Davis School of Education