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 Extended Application Period

Only complete application packets accepted in Extended Period

Fall 2016 Application Period
Multiple Subject Admissions closed for Fall, but you we will enroll soon for Spring 2017.

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

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

Single Subject March 1-March 31, 2016 November 1, 2015- February 28, 2016 (priority application window)
Preliminary Education Specialist closes May 1, 2016 November 1, 2015- February 28, 2016 (with prior credential only)
Clear Induction Education Specialist Program closes May 1, 2016 November 1, 2015 - May 1, 0216
Admin Services Preliminary/Clear closes May 1, 2016 November 1 2015 - May 1, 2016
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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