Robert Eyler, Dean and Senior International Officer
Stevenson Hall 1012
The mission of the School of Extended and International Education (SEIE) is to support and complement the overarching institutional goals of Sonoma State University. The rapidly-changing educational needs of lifelong learners have focused the mission of Extended Education on these critical elements of SSU’s future: the development of sustainable infrastructure and an inventory of relevant programs that serve and support the needs of the diverse SSU student population; the enhancement of collaborative relationships with local communities, the surrounding region and around the world to foster educational, social, cultural, and economic development; expanding SSU’s participation in the international sphere; and the generation of revenue sources to support the academic partners of SEIE and help mitigate the impacts of reduced state funding for higher education.
Professional Certificate Programs
Advanced Practice Clinical Education (for Nurses), Professional Certificate - (on hiatus)
Audio & Recording Production Certificate
Conflict Management Certificate
Construction Management Certificate
Human Resource Management Certificate
Maker Educator Certificate
Nursing Transition into Practice
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner
Professional Social Media Certificate
Project Management Certificate
Wine Industry Finance and Accounting, Professional Certificate
Wine Business Management, Professional Certificate - Includes Professional Development Seminars, Wine Business Management online program, and Wine Entrepreneurship course
EXCEL: a unique summer enrichment program for young people in grades 4-9, offering a variety of academic, technical, and creative classes to augment traditional offerings during the school year.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI): a program of intellectually stimulating courses taught by distinguished emeritus faculty and regional experts for people ages 50 or older.
Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI): an intensive English Language program that prepares international students and foreign residents for successful academic study and careers.
Wine Business Institute: a series of professional development short courses pertaining to the wine industry under the auspices of the Wine Business Program in the School of Business and Economics.
Contract Credit: contract credit may be earned for professional development programs; and conferences offered by an organization that meet specific university guidelines.
Online Development and Career Training: online self-paced non-credit courses to enhance professional, technical, or personal development.
Continuing Education for the Professions
Coursework is offered each semester that fulfills continuing education requirements for counselors, social workers, nurses, and attorneys.
Summer Session offers University credit coursework that counts toward graduation.
Intensive courses during the break between semesters that count towards graduation.
Through Open University, students may enroll without formal admission in state-support courses offered at the University. Students are encouraged whenever possible to apply for acceptance into the state support program, but Open University may be available to those for whom such enrollment is not possible or appropriate, such as:
- High school juniors and seniors;
- Professionals seeking to upgrade skills, maintain licenses, or make career changes;
- Those with personal interest in a particular subject who have no degree objective; and
- Those interested in exploring college coursework before committing themselves to a degree program.
Per-unit registration fees are the same for in-state and out-of-state residents. Up to 24 units of academic credit taken through Open University may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree, and up to 9 units may be applied toward a master’s degree at the discretion of the program.
Open University registration information is available at www.sonoma.edu/exed.
School of Extended and International Education