CSU, Chico News

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

Date: 05-06-2016

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Joe Picard
Regional & Continuing Education

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 PASC 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 PASC 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,” commented Rick Stout, PASC program coordinator. “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."

The PASC program information and application will be posted at www.csuchico.edu/soe 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, Educational Leadership, commences July 7, 2016. For more information, please call Chico State PASC program coordinator Rick Stout, 530-228-6357.