Preliminary Administrative Credential Program
NCSOE’s one-year state accredited Preliminary Administrative Credential Program (PASC) is designed to provide educational leaders with the theoretical framework and field work to become administrators through a job-embedded experience that also prepares them to take the state-required CA Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA).
NCSOE is committed to cultivating and supporting effective educators and lifelong learners for California's students. In order to ensure that NCSOE's high-quality programming, NCSOE incorporates a continuous improvement cycle as a tool for assessment, evaluation, and implementation that supports Candidate learning and success.
PASC's 12-month program consists of:
- Support and guidance from a Faculty Mentor and District Advisor
- 154 hours of face-to-face instruction (24 Saturdays /7 hours each class)
- 20 hours of guided, synchronous work in a small, online learning seminar
- Course specific fieldwork between each Saturday class
- Master's degree option available through a partner university
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to be recommended for a certificate of eligibility or a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Program Application Instructions
- Possess a valid clear teaching or services credential
- Have 4 to 5 years of experience in their credential area prior to completing the program
- Show evidence of satisfying the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST or other CTC approved method)
Now Accepting Applications For The 2023-24 Program Year
- Review the PASC Information Packet.
- Attend a virtual PASC Informational Meeting. Register here.
- Complete the online application. Before you begin the online application, please make sure you have the following documents ready to upload:
- Your personal leadership statement that describes your leadership characteristics and shares what role these characteristics would play in leading a school. (12-pt font, double-spaced, max. 3 pages).
- Your current resume
- Copy of your unofficial transcripts
- Evidence of having satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST or other CTC approved method)
- Verification of teaching experience: Provide letter(s) from your employer(s) verifying at least 4 years of teaching experience. Letter(s) must be on district letterhead and signed by an HR representative. If you have more than one letter, please combine them into a single PDF document before uploading. (Letter template provided in the PASC Information Packet.
- You will be contacted within 1 week of application submission to schedule a group interview.
- All applicants will be notified of the program's decision by May 26, 2023.