Master's Programs

Dates & Deadlines

  • 08/1/2022 to 11/30/2022 - Spring 2023 Application Period

Program Overview 

The School of Education at Sonoma State University offers Master’s Degrees in three areas:

  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Education (with 3 concentrations)
    • Curriculum, Teaching, & Learning
    • Reading and Language
    • Special Education
  • Educational Leadership

Each degree reflects the philosophy, purpose, and goals of the School of Education Social Justice Framework. 

Prerequisites for Master’s Degree Programs

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • A cumulative upper-division and graduate grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.00 for previous work in education; and
  • A valid basic teaching credential (except in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning; & Early Childhood Education)

Early Childhood Studies Master's Degree

Beginning Spring, 2023

Teacher showing 3D printer to students The MA in Early Childhood Education program is fully online and designed to meet the needs of professionals who work with young children in elementary schools, preschools, and community-based programs that serve children from birth to eight years old.  The program allows students to deepen their knowledge of early childhood curriculum and prepare for leadership roles in the field of early childhood education

 

Master's Degree in Education

Two grad students having a conversation

Students critically examine educational theories, research, and practices through a variety of empirical, theoretical, and cultural lenses to develop a social justice stance as an educational vision and pedagogical practices in a variety of educational settings. Candidates have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and colleagues to examine and influence current educational practice through research, project development, and advocacy.

Three Areas of Concentration : 

Educational Leadership Master's Degree

Two girls posing at job fair The MA in Educational Leadership is designed for school administrators, teachers, and education professionals who aspire to a leadership role in PK-12 education. Required classes  for the MA includes 24 units of coursework from the Administrative Services Credential Program