At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

15 months

Cost per unit


Base cost





*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Online Administrative Credential

The Online Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC) prepares candidates for administrative responsibilities in a variety of educational settings and contexts. Prospective administrators receive grounding in the principles of leadership practice and a broader understanding of schooling—all in a dynamic online format that allows them to complete their degree when and where they want.

Most students complete the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with the M.A. in Educational Leadership, in a combined program also offered at APU in an online or on-campus format.

For students interested in earning their credential on campus, APU offers the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC).

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Program Highlights

  • If you have your master’s degree, serve as an administrator while completing your credential coursework.
  • Earn your credential in a flexible online environment without sacrificing the quality of instruction or professor-student interaction.
  • Progressing through the program with the same group of peers allows you to collaborate with others actively working in school administration.
  • Learn from expert faculty with years of experience.
  • Benefit from coursework grounded in a Christian worldview that emphasizes an ethical approach and cultural sensitivity.
  • Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.

This online degree is offered by APU’s School of Education. View additional graduate education programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.
Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.