About the Program

An advanced professional administrative credential program for full-time administrators holding a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Tier I, the Professional Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Tier II offers mentoring, support, and assistance based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs).

Through an Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP) students’ performance expectations, professional development objectives, and learning activities are identified. Artifacts which demonstrate student progress in meeting the IMP professional development objectives are maintained in a portfolio.

Throughout the the program, students’ advancement toward their objectives are assessed. A culminating assessment forms the basis for certifying that students have successfully met all professional development objectives in the IMP and have met the level of administrative competence to merit recommendation for the Professional Administrative Services Credential.

Program Goals

Faculty members strive to challenge students to develop visionary leadership, scholarly practice, and exemplary character and engage in the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching to prepare students who are:

  • Identified as being competent, innovative, visionary leaders able to create educational environments within their organizations wholly conducive to educational programs that help connect students with schooling and their professional careers.
  • Recognized as scholarly practitioners who integrate theoretical knowledge with practical decision making, who are grounded in relevant technologies and substantive professional content, trained in skills of inquiry, capable of independent and critical thought, and who are dedicated to improving their own professional practice, as well as that of other educators.
  • Respected as individuals of high moral and ethical character who probe the deeper questions regarding the meaning of human existence and who dedicate themselves to a perpetual quest for truth as they face the contradictions inherent in the world.

Conferences

In addition to conferences supported by the School of Education and the Center for Research in Ethics and Values, students and graduates have other opportunities to keep abreast of current developments and enhance their professional abilities. For more information, contact the Department of Educational Leadership.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.