Service Credential, Preliminary Administrative Services

Service Credential, Preliminary Administrative Services

This program mentors and prepares students to successfully assume the multiple leadership roles needed in school administration. With an option to align coursework with direct field experience the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential allows for students to intern while completing their studies. A selection of program courses may also be integrated into the Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Administration degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Vision: Organize the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • Instructional Leadership: Create, nurture and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and professional growth.
  • Management: Design the management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with stakeholders, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources to promote the success of all students. 
  • Ethics: Construct and model a professional code of ethics and develop professional leadership capacity.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for the success of all students by influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of schools.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be written by professional educators who have knowledge of the candidate's administrative performance and should be presented on school or district letterhead.
  2. Two waiver forms.
  3. Possess a valid Preliminary Administrative Services California Credential.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Hold a current position as an administrator in an approved setting. Form CL-777 titled Verification of Employment as an Administrator must be turned in prior to being admitted and enrolled in the first course.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two – A GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75 – 2.99)
calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam such as GRE, GMAT, CSET or MAT (consult program for acceptable tests and scores)

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate.

Required courses:

EDAU 670 Collaborative Leadership 3
EDAU 672 21st Century Human Resource Management 3
EDAU 674 Instructional Leadership, Supervision and Accountability 3
EDAU 675 Politically Intelligent Leadership and Governance 3
EDAU 677 Educational Law and Ethics 3
EDAU 678 Culturally Responsive Leadership 3
EDAU 679 School Finance and Resource Allocation 3
EDAU 691 Directed Fieldwork in Administrative Services 3-6

 

Total credits (not including prerequisites) 24-27
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