Apply to Sonoma State University

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.
Prerequisite Courses Credential Program

Prerequisite Enrollment Options

Summer – Courses will be offered through the School of Extended and International Education during Summer of 2016. However, a formal application needs to be approved by the School of Education in order to register. Please complete the Summer Prerequisite Form.

Fall or Spring - Submit a Graduate application via and mention in the Statement of Purpose section that you want to take prerequisites.
Candidates may apply to a basic credential program prior to completion of or enrollment in the prerequisites.  All prerequisite coursework must be completed in order to begin a Multiple or Single credential program

Prerequisite courses by Program:
Single Subject Credential Program
EDUC 417 (3) School and Society*
EDSS 418 (3) Development in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood*

Multiple Subject Credential Program
EDUC 417 (3) School and Society
EDEC 420 (3) Child Development in the Family, School or Community
EDMS 470 (3) Multicultural Pedagogy is a co-requisite course and can be completed before or during the program.

Course Substitution Process:

If you believe that you completed comparable coursework, please complete the Request for Substitution form  and submit to the School of Education.  One form is required per SSU course.  Transcripts and course descriptions must accompany this form.

* List of alternate courses offered in the CSU system for EDUC 417 and EDUC 418 

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Credentials Office at 707-664-2832 or email