Administrative Services Preliminary Credential

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With this preliminary administrative services credential, the focus is on the needs of the school-site administrator, emphasizing the establishment of a close relationship with teachers, school districts and the community. You will gain hands-on experience with supervised fieldwork. To enter the administrative services internship program, you must register for a 1-unit course each semester ontop of the Administrative Services Preliminary Credential course-load.


  • 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 directors

Douglas S. Bartsch
Douglas S. Bartsch

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Program Director of Admin. Services

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview with program director 
  • One current professional reference form
  • 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 Units)

ADM 740Building Shared Vision and Leadership Capacity2
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 744Connecting the Broader Influences on Schools4
ADM 744AFieldwork: Connecting the Broader Influences on Schools2
ADM 745Digital Leadership in Schools2

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