North Coast School of Education

Preliminary Administrative Credential Program


The PASC Program Has Received State Accreditation!

NCSOE’s one-year 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 exits the high-quality professionals from their programs, NCSOE incorporates a continuous improvement cycle to support candidate learning and as a tool for assessment, evaluation, and implementation of their programs.

PASC Information Meeting

Attend one of our Information Meetings
To learn more about the PASC program and obtain an application:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Thursday, February 28. 2019, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa

Register Today

Tentative 2019-20 PASC Course Schedule

Those enrolled prior to May 31, 2019 will be part of the
non-consequential CalAPA test group.

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 (22 Saturdays /7 hours each class)
  • 32 hours of guided, synchronous work in a small, online professional learning community (PLC)
  • Course specific fieldwork between each Saturday class
  • Extensive fieldwork in the form of a year-long leadership project
  • 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.

PASC Program Calendar

  • Possess a valid teaching or services credential
  • Have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in their credential area prior to completing the program
  • Show evidence of satisfying the Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST or other CTC approved method)

Learn more by checking out the materials below or contacting Executive Director, Jason Lea or Registrar/Advisor, Yesenia Rivas-Suarez.