How to Apply for School of Education Programs
Application Deadline News
Now accepting applications for Spring 2015 admission.
For CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS: The Priority Application Period was July 1-September 15, 2014. The Extended Application Period ends on October 15, 2014. We only accept complete application packets during the Extended Period.
Please note that the Single Subject and Administrative Credential Programs only admit new students in Fall semester, but you could apply to take prerequisites in Spring.
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To apply for a Credential Program, select the application for your program of choice. The application will give you step- by-step instructions on what to do in order to apply. Make sure to also download a description for your program of choice; see Credential Program Descriptions (Basic Programs) below for links to the descriptions. Note that it is required to submit applications both to the University via www.csumentor.edu and to the specific School of Education program.
If you would like assistance with the application process, you can
--attend an Information Workshop – visit: http://www.sonoma.edu/education/admissions/workshops.pdf for a schedule of workshops
--or B) contact the Credentials Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to answer any questions and/or set up individual meetings to review application materials and requirements.
If you have taken coursework at another institution that you think may meet course requirements for a Credential Program at SSU, you can petition to have courses evaluated by completing the “Petition for Substitution of School of Education Course Requirements” form found at: http://www.sonoma.edu/education/Forms/substitution.pdf Submit the form and required documents to the School of Education. You will receive notification in the mail once the evaluation is completed.
The School of Education offers three basic credential programs, among other advanced credentials and M.A. degrees. To view descriptions of the programs offered by the School of Education, visit: http://www.sonoma.edu/education/programs/index.html.
If you are interested in becoming a Special Education teacher, visit the ELSE Department Preliminary Education Specialist Program webpage
For Elementary School teaching, visit the LEEE Department Multiple Subject Credential Program webpage
For Secondary School teaching (middle/high school) visit the CSSE Department Single Subject Program webpage
The Multiple Subject and Single Subject credential programs at SSU require prerequisite/co-requisite coursework. Prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning a credential program.
Current SSU undergraduates and postbac/graduate can take prerequisite/co-requisite coursework without being admitted to a Credential program.
Post baccalaureate/Graduate applicants who wish to be admitted to SSU to take prerequisites/co-requisites only (prior to beginning a Credential program) may do so by applying as Graduate Student/Post-baccalaureate to the University via: www.csumentor.edu. Applicants should indicate they are applying to a Credential program and in the essay portion of the application, write a statement along the lines of “I wish to be admitted to SSU to take prerequisites/co-requisites for a Credential Program”.