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 must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admission requirements for Brandman University as stated in the catalog (see the Graduate Admissions section).

  1. Possess a valid California clear prerequisite credential.
  2. Proof of passing or evidence that applicant has registered for a basic skills test, e.g. CBEST or hold a prerequisite credential that required passing a basic skills test.
  3. Candidates must submit a resume.
  4. Letter of intent.
  5. Two letters of recommendation along with two waiver forms from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic/professional ability to undertake graduate studies.
  6. 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. The supervising principal must hold a clear Professional Administrative Services Credential.

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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