North Coast School of Education

Preliminary Administrative Credential Program


NCSOE’s one-year state accredited Preliminary Administrative Credential Program (PASC) is designed to provide educational leaders with the theoretical framework and field work to become administrators through a job-embedded experience that also prepares them to take the state-required CA Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA).

NCSOE is committed to cultivating and supporting effective educators and lifelong learners for California's students. In order to ensure that NCSOE's high-quality programming, NCSOE incorporates a continuous improvement cycle as a tool for assessment, evaluation, and implementation that supports Candidate learning and success.

Program Overview

PASC's 12-month program consists of:

  • Support and guidance from a Faculty Mentor and District Advisor
  • 154 hours of face-to-face instruction (24 Saturdays /7 hours each class)
  • 20 hours of guided, synchronous work in a small, online learning seminar
  • Course specific fieldwork between each Saturday class
  • Master's degree option available through a partner university

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to be recommended for a certificate of eligibility or a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2023-24 PASC Course Schedule

Eligibility Criteria

  • Possess a valid clear teaching or services credential
  • Have 4 to 5 years of experience in their credential area prior to completing the program
  • Show evidence of satisfying the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST or other CTC approved method)

Now Accepting Applications For The 2023-24 Program Year
Application Deadline: May 12, 2023

  1. Review the PASC Information Packet.
  2. Attend a virtual PASC Informational Meeting. Register here.
  3. Complete the online application. Before you begin the online application, please make sure you have the following documents ready to upload:
    • Your personal leadership statement that describes your leadership characteristics and shares what role these characteristics would play in leading a school. (12-pt font, double-spaced, max. 3 pages).
    • Your current resume
    • Copy of your unofficial transcripts
    • Evidence of having satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST or other CTC approved method)
    • Verification of teaching experience: Provide letter(s) from your employer(s) verifying at least 4 years of teaching experience. Letter(s) must be on district letterhead and signed by an HR representative. If you have more than one letter, please combine them into a single PDF document before uploading. (Letter template provided in the PASC Information Packet.
  4. You will be contacted within 1 week of application submission to schedule a group interview.
  5. All applicants will be notified of the program's decision by May 26, 2023.