The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC), Tier I includes seven courses. Field experience is embedded in three of the courses:
EDL 580Leadership Induction
EDL 581Research and Leadership*
EDL 582Cornerstones of Educational Leadership*
EDL 583Educational Leadership and Change
EDL 584Policy and Politics of Educational Leadership
EDL 585Leadership in a Legal Culture
EDL 586Leadership Performance Assessment
|Tier I credential only||24 units|
|Tier I internship credential only||24 units|
*EDL 581 and EDL 582 are not required for candidates with a master's degree in education.
Students are required to enroll in TaskStream, which includes an online portfolio assessment system to facilitate teacher candidate evaluation. Students create electronic portfolios to showcase and document their competencies and experiences with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs), share artifacts or the entire portfolio with instructors and advisors for feedback and review online, submit sections of their portfolio or the entire body of work for evaluation online, and track their progress toward certification.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many units do I take each term?
Students may take no more than 6 units per term.
How long is a term?
Each term is 9–10 weeks long. Five terms are offered each year.
How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
Students meet one night a week throughout the course of the term.
How many hours does each class session require?
Each class requires that students meet for approximately 4 hours.
Is a California Teaching Credential (CTC) required?
Yes, a CTC is required if you are pursuing a Tier 1 credential.