School of Education Offers Preliminary Administrative Services Credential for Future School Administrators and Educational Leaders

Thursday, May 5, 2016

California State University, Chico, School of Education is now offering a post baccalaureate Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) for educators seeking a career as a public school administrator.

Offered through the School of Education, the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential 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).

The California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential authorizes the holder to serve as an assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, coordinator, or other equivalent level administrator in California public schools.

The preliminary administrative credential focuses on the educational preparation of future leaders who place a high value on improving the student and faculty experience with resulting success. Candidates will engage in challenging course work and real world administrative experiences, as they develop expertise in problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, curriculum development, evaluation, finance, and personnel supervision.

The one-year, 24 unit preliminary administrative credential is aligned with current State standards and is presented as a hybrid program comprised of face-to-face courses with online components. Courses are conveniently scheduled during the summer and Saturdays during the academic year.

The program will seek approval for course units to be transferable for candidates applying to a Masters of Arts in Education.  An internship credential option is available to provide an opportunity for candidates to work as professional administrators and apply that work experience to the program.

“Chico State has a long, successful history of providing educational leadership opportunities in support of California students, families, teachers and administrators. We are pleased to be able to deliver an intensive one-year program specifically designed for working professionals that advances their careers and supports the schools we serve. Candidates can also take advantage of the administrative internship credential option so they can work in an administrative position while completing the program,” commented Rick Stout, PASC Program Coordinator.

PASC program information is available at The application is posted at, (under Announcements). The PASC application deadline is June 6, 2016 (late applications may be considered on a space available basis). The first, six-week course, EDAD 631-350 Educational Leadership, commences July 7, 2016. For more information please call the Chico State PASC Program Coordinator, Rick Stout, 530-228-6357.