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Administrative Credential: PASC

For those interested in becoming a school leader, a teacher leader, or a central office leader, this flexible program enables candidates to pursue their preliminary administrative services credential in one year and then work toward earning their Clear Administrative Services Credential and/or M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership.

Locations offered
Degree Earned
Credential Earned

CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Certificate of Eligibility

Application Deadlines


Application Requirements
  • Employed by a Reach partner school with the ability to 1) access school level data for analysis, 2) coach at least one teacher throughout the year, and 3) develop and facilitate a professional learning arc and community of practice (a small group of focused professionals) at your site.

  • Recommendation Form (2)

  • Official transcripts of most recent university experience

Eligibility Requirements
  • Teachers, coaches, or current charter administrators with a clear California teaching credential (or other valid prerequisite services credential) and at least 5 years of full time teaching experience or full time experience in the designated fields (i.e., pupil personnel, school nurse, teacher librarian, or speech-language pathology, clinical or rehabilitative services).

  • Candidates must have passed the basic skills requirements (as described in Education Code section 44252(b).

  • Candidates have a field placement role (e.g., teacher leader, coach, TSA) that includes instructional coaching, planning for and facilitating professional learning, analysis of school level data, access to learning about school budgeting and family engagement. Candidates must be in a field placement that supports completion of the CalAPA, and have someone with an active California administrative credential available to serve as your site support mentor for your clinical practice assignment.

Program Start Date

Program Duration

1 Year

Accepts Transfer Credit


Program Format

Candidates should expect to dedicate approximately 9-12 hours per week to the program including:

  • Professional Learning Seminars: Candidates engage in a weekly virtual seminar, usually on Tuesday evenings, focused on conceptual and practical issues central to advancing instruction in schools. Seminars are primarily synchronous, with asynchronous work as appropriate. (3 hours each week)

  • Online collaboration: Weekly online collaboration that includes reading thought-provoking research and practitioner-literature, followed by online discussions. (Approximately 3-4 hours per week)

  • Job-embedded Learning (Practicums): Real time practicum, in which candidates collect and reflect on evidence of practice, including three authentic performance assessments of the candidate's leadership in practice. The practicums range from coaching cycles with teachers/staff, planning and providing professional development arcs and facilitating communities of practice, to creating partnerships with members of the educational community.

  • Professional Leadership Coaching:Practicums are supported by one-on-one coaching, approximately 10 individual coaching sessions, totalling a minimum of 10 hours over the course of the year.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Info

None available

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