Campus: Sonoma State University -- April 27, 2005

School of Education Receives rtate Re-accreditation Through 2010

Sonoma State University's School of Education programs have been re-accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing through 2010. One program in the School of Social Sciences and one in the School of Science and Technology have also been re-accredited.

Dean of the School of Education Marty Ruddell says "throughout the commentary from the accreditation teams was high praise by our candidates, graduates, and district partners for our faculty with respect to their teaching excellence, mentoring and advising, knowledge and expertise, and ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice."

The accreditation means that all of these programs meet State of California standards of quality, and that the University is approved by the State of California to recommend credentials in each program.

The programs are:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Administrative Services, Preliminary and Professional
  • Education Specialist, Preliminary and Professional
    • Mild/Moderate
    • Moderate/Severe
  • Multiple Subject
  • Pupil Personnel Services/School Counseling
  • Reading and Language Arts Specialist, Certificate/Credential
  • Resource Specialist Certificate
  • Single Subject
The accreditation visit on campus occurred March 5-9. Final approval for re-accreditation occurred at the Commission's Committee on Accreditation meeting on April 21.

Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057

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