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.


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.

NEED PREREQUISITE COURSES? We will offer our prerequisites in the Spring and Summer! Contact the Credentials Office for information: 707-664-2832 or

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