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 exits the high-quality professionals from their programs, NCSOE incorporates a continuous improvement cycle to support candidate learning and as a tool for assessment, evaluation, and implementation of their programs.
PASC's 12-month program consists of:
- Support and guidance from a Faculty Mentor and District Advisor
- 154 hours of face-to-face instruction (22 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.
- Possess a valid 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)