Program of Study
This credential program prepares instructional leaders to serve effectively in a variety of public and private schools and school districts. The design of the program is based on sound rationale informed by theory and research and is aligned with the California Administrator Content and Performance Expectations, and principles of adult learning theory. The program includes a coherent, developmental, integrated, and interrelated set of theoretical and practical learning experiences designed to provide extensive opportunities to engage candidates in developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions to advance teaching and learning. The program includes both formative and summative assessments based on the California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPE). The 24 units qualify the candidate for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, and an additional 6 units leads to the Master’s degree in Educational Administration.
Admission to the program requires the ability to have a clear California credential in teaching or teacher-related services on completion, a minimum of five years of full-time teaching or equivalent on completion, and a passing score on a basic skills examination such as the CBEST. The M.A. in Education has requirements listed in the General Option application.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for educational leaders are defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. https://www.ctc.ca.gov/
Candidates must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and not receive a grade of less than B- in any course. Students completing the course of study and meeting the criteria will be recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.