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The administrative services internship program prepares you to work as a paid school administrator while enrolled in the administrative services program. Internship candidates must be requested by a school district. You will receive support from district mentors and university supervisors. To keep the internship credential active, you must register for a 1-unit course each semester that provides guidance for individualized planning, mentoring and supervision. During each semester, you will be in contact with the district mentor and university supervisor a minimum of three times to review strengths and administrative development. In addition, you and your university supervisor will have contact at least two more times during the semester.


  • Experienced and supportive university faculty
  • Exposure to relevant, on-site challenges facing current administrators
  • Our grads are sought by top districts
  • Up to 6 units of credit may be transferred into program with approval
  • Series of five courses and five correlating, supervised fieldwork experiences

Career opportunities

This credential is designed specifically for educators entering into school administration. It meets all requirements for an entry-level administrative position in grades K-12 in the state of California.

Program director

Matt Gehrett, Ed.D
Matt Gehrett, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Administrative Services Program Director

John Mendiburu, Ed.D
John Mendiburu, Ed.D.

Program Director of Admin. Services

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview with program director 
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree 
  • Approved basic credential
  • Official Verification of meeting the CBEST requirement
  • Verification of current negative TB test (within 12 months)
  • Request letter from LOA
  • Verification of teaching experience
  • Verification of employment as administrator

Course listing

Required Courses (24 - 28 Units)

ADM-740Building Shared Vision and Leadership Capacity2
ADM-740AFieldwork: Building Shared Vision and Leadership Capacity1
ADM-741Developing Student Learning in a Standards-Based System4
ADM-741AFieldwork: Developing Student Learning in a Standards-Based System2
ADM-742Organizational Management in Support of Student Learning4
ADM-742AFieldwork: Organizational Management in Support of Student Learning2
ADM-743Meeting Diverse Needs of Family and Community2
ADM-743AFieldwork: Meeting Diverse Needs of Family and Community1
ADM-744Connecting the Broader Influences on Schools4
ADM-744AFieldwork: Connecting the Broader Influences on Schools2

Meets necessary California requirements for an entry-level administrative position in grades K-12.