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The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program is for education professionals seeking a career as a public school administrator.

Is Educational Leadership In Your Future?

Would you like to serve as a public school administrator? CSU, Chico's School of Education offers a post baccalaureate Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) for education professionals seeking a career as a public school administrator.

The PASC Program provides the foundations of educational leadership necessary to qualify for a Clear California Administrative Services Credential granted through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). With the preliminary administrative credential you can serve as an assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, coordinator, or other equivalent level administrator in California public schools.

This credential authorizes the holder to provide administrative services for grades K-12, including:

  • The development and assessment of instructional programs
  • The management of school site, district, or county fiscal services; hiring, assigning, supervising, and evaluating certificated and classified personnel
  • Providing discipline to students and employees
  • Development of student support services

About the CSU, Chico PASC Program

  • 1 year, 4 six-unit courses, 24 semester units. 12 of these units can be applied to an MA in Education
  • Convenient hybrid model of online and on-campus instruction features Tuesday & Thursday meetings during the month of July and on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters
  • Learning as a cohort builds community, fosters creativity, enhances leadership skills, and encourages greater progress
  • Per unit fee is $350*
  • Updated curriculum meets new California standards

Apply to the PASC Program

Applications for Cohort 6, beginning in summer 2021, will open in January.

• Contact PASC Program Coordinator, Michael Gulbransen, 530-228-6567 or mgulbransen@csuchico.edu

• Complete the Graduate Application for Admission at Cal State Apply. Apply to the Fall 2020 term even though classes begin during the summer.

• Complete the PASC Program Application and return to mgulbransen@csuchico.edu

PASC Course Schedule and Registration

• Spring class registration begins November 1 • Summer class registration begins April 1 • Fall class registration begins July 1

Cohort 5

Spring 2021

EDAD 633 Educational Leadership: What Schools Can Be [Register]

Live-Online Class Meetings: Saturdays, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/8

Fall 2020: EDAD 633 Live-Online Class Meetings: Saturdays, 8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/24, 10/31, 11/21, 12/12

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* As a professional development program that does not culminate in a degree or teaching credential, this program is not available for federal loans or financial aid. You may, however, be eligible for other options, such as loans.