Are you a teacher, school counselor, or certificated personnel interested in becoming a school principal in California? Perhaps you want to pursue the credential first and think about the master’s later? If so, the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) will meet your needs!

The PASC program is closely aligned with our MA in Educational Leadership P-12 Emphasis coursework and prepares candidates for the State of California culminating credential assessment tasks.

Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Prior to recommendation for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential certification, the University faculty and credential counselor determine eligibility based on fully documented evidence that each student has demonstrated satisfactory performance on the full range of standards set forth by the CTC, including program completion, passage of the CalAPA exam and five years of successful, full-time teaching experience with an approved employing agency, or five years of successful, full-time experience in the fields of pupil personnel, school nurse, teacher librarian, or speech-language pathology, or clinical or rehabilitative services with an employing agency. Prior to recommendation for the credential, we verify an offer of employment in a full or part-time administrative position in an employing agency. If no such employment has been obtained, CSUCI will recommend the candidate for a Certificate of Eligibility which allows the holder to seek employment in an administrative position.

Notice to Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Seekers/Current Students Regarding Professional Licensure and Certification

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Information Sessions

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

All sessions will be held from 5:15-6:00pm via Zoom.  Registered participants will an email with meeting details.

Please register in advance.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming session.

Graduate Programs Admission Information

Applications for Fall 2024 will open December 1, 2023
*Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
All applications are due: July 1, 2024

Additional Information

To find out more about the graduate programs offered by the School of Education, to register for an information session, or to apply now, please visit the Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office.

Contact Us

Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office (CEPO)
Please visit our CEPO Webpage
Madera Hall 2900

Nitzia Castaniero
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Counselor
Schedule an appointment with Nitzia

Dr. Charles Weis
PASC Coordinator

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