Earn Your Administrative Services Credential and Become a Leader in K-12 Schools

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC) program prepares candidates for administrative responsibilities in a variety of educational settings and contexts. Prospective administrators gain a strong conceptual knowledge of how students learn and the leadership and management actions necessary to support student learning through examining best leadership practices and school policies. Embedded field experiences allow candidates to engage in hands-on learning, applying the knowledge and skills from their courses to their school environment.

Flexible Online Format

Complete your Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in a fully online format, enabling greater flexibility and balance with your work and life commitments. Courses may also be available on campus with sufficient enrollment.

Most students complete the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC) with the M.A. in Educational Leadership in a combined program also offered at APU in an online format.

Program Highlights

  • If you have your master's degree, serve as an administrator while completing your credential through the internship credential program.
  • 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, many actively working in school administration.
  • Benefit from a program grounded in a Christian worldview that emphasizes an ethical approach and cultural sensitivity.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

School of Education Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, our credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our Educational Psychology program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). These notable accreditations set APU graduates apart from other candidates and ensure that your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.