North Coast School of Education

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program


NCSOE’s one-year state accredited Preliminary Administrative Services 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.

Program Overview

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.

2023-24 PASC Course Schedule
2024-25 PASC Course Schedule

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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)

The application period for Fall 2024 will open in Spring 2024.

  1. Review the PASC Information Packet.
  2. Attend a virtual PASC Informational Meeting.Register here.
  3. Complete theonline application by May 10, 2024. 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 experience: Provide letter(s) from your employer(s) verifying at least four years of experience in your credentialed area. 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.
  4. All applicants will be notified of the program's decision by May 24, 2024.