How to Apply
Apply for Summer 2020 by April 10


Application Process

To apply to this program, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • already possess your Master’s in Social Work
  • currently be enrolled in the Sacramento State Master’s in Social Work program, or
  • expect to graduate from another university the spring in which applications are due 

We will not accept any other degrees or licenses. Please see the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Requirements for more information.

We will begin accepting applications on January 3, 2020. The deadline to submit your application is April 10, 2020. A complete application packet includes the following:

All of the above items are necessary for a complete application.

Current Sacramento State MSW students must complete and submit all above items except transcripts, but must also complete a Declaration of Intent and email Dale Russell at

The application, statement, reference letters and grids will be requested and submitted electronically. Please mail ONLY official transcripts to:

Attn: PPSC program
College of Continuing Education
3000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819-6103

A $50 application-processing fee will be collected after eligibility has been determined.

Although not required, students are highly encouraged to complete the LiveScan and receive your Certificate of Clearance as soon as possible. 

Please note: If you have completed all 450 hours of your fieldwork, please see the Checklist of Fieldwork Paperwork and submit the appropriate fieldwork paperwork with your application. If you have not completed all 450 hours of your fieldwork you may still apply to the program following the steps above.

NOTE: Students are required to find their own placements if they have not completed their fieldwork hours. We do not assist with finding fieldwork placements.

Please click the “Applying for the Credential” tab here: