Jan 23, 2020  
2018-19 CATALOG 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

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Program of Study

This option prepares school teachers, counselors, librarians, and health services credentialed candidates for leadership positions in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Candidates develop administrative and leadership knowledge, skills, and dispositions through a progression of courses addressing school culture, supervision of instruction, student achievement, data and assessment, improving schools, personnel practices, educational law, and school finance. Candidate progress is assessed based on demonstrating competency in the California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPEs), the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA), and a digital portfolio assignment. Completion of the course of study leads to both the Master’s degree and the credential. Candidates who already have a master’s degree may elect to complete the credential only part of the coursework (24 units). The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential requires a valid CA credential, a minimum of five years full-time teaching experience or equivalent, and the passing of a basic skills examination such as California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

Admission and pre-professional qualifications are the same as the admissions requirements for the M.A. in Education and the Option 2 for Educational Administration.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcome Outcome Evidence
1. Meet the required standard for dispositions for the profession

EDAD 610:  Self-reflection

EDAD 618A:  Faculty

EDAD 620:  Self-reflection

2. Demonstrate proficiency in the California Administrator Performance Expectations

EDAD 618A:  Case study

EDAD 618B:  Action Plan

3. Develop and apply research skills to address practice within a candidate’s school setting

EDAD 618A:  Case study

EDAD 618B:  Action Plan


Analyze and integrate research

DUC 622: Research methods

EDUC 698: Thesis

Please note: Candidates for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and not receive a grade of less than B- in any program course. Students completing the course sequence and meeting these criteria will be recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Certificate of Eligibility.  Once a candidate has accepted a position as a leader, he or she then applies for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The Certificate of Eligibility does not expire.


Program Total (30 Units)

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