Departments

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Curriculum Studies & Secondary Education

The Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education is dedicated to the advancement of excellence in education. CSSE offers an exemplary Single Subject teacher education preparation program based on sound educational practice, extensive research knowledge, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations.

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Early Childhood Studies

The Department of Early Childhood Studies (ECS) provides a high-quality curriculum that is committed to improving early childhood education and advocating for social justice equity for an increasingly diverse group of young children and their communities. The Major, Minor and Masters Programs prepare students to work effectively with children in early childhood (birth to age 8).

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Educational Leadership & Special Education

The Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education (ELSE) exists to provide state-of-the-art professional preparation for educators in the fields of educational administration and special education. The core values of our department center upon a dedication to educational excellence as a pivotal contributor to social progress.

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Literacy Studies & Elementary Education

The Department of Literacy Studies, and Elementary Education is meeting the needs of K through upper elementary students and credential candidates. The goal of SSU’s Multiple Subject Credential program is to prepare aspiring teachers to play a vital role in California public schools.

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Graduate Studies & Advanced Credentials

Sonoma State University’s School of Education offers four areas of concentration within the Master of Arts in Education degree. Each of these programs reflects the philosophy, purpose, and goals of the School of Education Social Justice Vision and Mission Statement developed by the School of Education faculty and staff.