The purpose of the program is to provide education and training for new and aspiring administrators. The program is based on a set of competencies considered necessary for successful performance as a California school administrator.
The credential licenses holders to perform all administrative and supervisory services in grades prekindergarten–12 in California public or private schools.
There are two tracks under this program:
Track 1: CCTC Standards-Based program
Track 2: CCTC Mastery of Performance Assessment program
A master’s degree.
A Preliminary or Clear Administrative Services credential issued under present or prior regulations.
Passing score on UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE) or acceptable alternative by petition.
Passing score on California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST); and
Completion of written examinations and inventories required by the division.
At least one year of experience as an administrator if applying for Track 2.
Track 1: Standards- Based Program
Minimum Credential Requirements (24-36 units)
Residency Requirement: Students must complete 18 units at Cal State LA within the required courses for the credential.
All courses fulfilling the required program for credential must be competed within 8 years of applying for the credential;
Twenty-four to thirty-six units of postbaccalaureate course work as listed below;
Satisfaction of all program standards;
Completion of written examinations and inventories required by the division;
A minimum of two years of successful, full-time school administrative experience in the public schools or in private schools of equivalent status; and
Written verification from your employing school district, or an official of the appropriate county office of education, or successful completion of your program plan.