Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

This credential program is designed for individuals seeking a career in school administration and educational leadership. Graduates may be eligible to be recommended for a certificate of eligibility or preliminary administrative services credential needed to serve as a school site/district administrator.

Program Overview

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential requires candidates to complete nine courses in Educational Leadership and Administration and three, 1-credit leadership seminar courses. The program features a cohort model and the courses are sequential and must be taken in order.   

As a student, you will:

  •  Develop, implement and evaluate an actionable and sustainable vision of teaching and learning that is responsive to the changing context of a given school and local education agency.
  • Strategically design continuous improvement plans based on analysis of program assessment data.
  • Advocate for the school and communicate its successes, needs and challenges with a broad range of audiences through a variety of media to achieve the school’s vision and goals. 
  • Evaluate classroom instruction using research-based instructional and assessment practices to provide focused, constructive coaching and feedback. 
  • Integrate organizational values, structures, processes, and policies in solving problems and making decisions that productively impact the school’s ability to achieve its vision and goals. 
  • Create, implement and evaluate a professional growth plan to build individual and collective capacity for leadership.


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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
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Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Valid California clear prerequisite credential
  • Letter of Intent
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
  • Proof of a passing score on the CBEST or any CTC approved basic skills tests or a valid California Credential that required passage of basic skills to receive the credential
California Residency

This program is only available to California residents.

Letter of Good Standing

If the candidate is not currently employed in a position requiring a “basic” CTC credential, he/she must submit a letter identifying the school and principal under whom field work assignments will be completed

Program Curriculum

  • EDAD 601  Introduction to Vision, Leadership, and Change


    EDAD 602  Applied Educational Research and Data Analysis


    EDAD 604  Community Perspective, Collaboration and School Culture


    EDAD 606  Change and Continuous Improvement


    EDAD 608  School Law, School wide Discipline and Safety


    EDAD 610  Innovations in Instructional Leadership


    EDAD 612  Working with Diverse Populations


    EDAD 614  Aligning Resources and Systems for School Improvement


    EDAD 616  Professional Growth and Learning


    EDAD 695  Educational Leadership Seminar I


    EDAD 696  Educational Leadership Seminar II


    EDAD 697  Educational Leadership Seminar III


    EDAD 698  Educational Leadership Internship Seminar *


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