Administrative Credential

Designed for full-time administrators who hold a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), this professional administrative credential offers mentoring, support, and advanced coursework to evaluate and improve administrators' effectiveness. Candidates are challenged to develop visionary leadership through a program tailored to their individual needs.

Candidates who have received the PASC and are employed in an administrative position have five years to obtain the Clear Administrative Services Credential.

Administrative Credential Program Highlights

  • If you hold a credential, gain the skills and preparation needed to serve as a full-time administrator in higher level positions.
  • Integrate applicable knowledge and experience based on the needs of your current role.
  • Gain valuable skills and feedback grounded in a Christian worldview.
  • A flexible format allows you to take classes through a one-on-one mentor approach at your school site.

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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.