Administrative Services Preliminary (Internship) Credential

The Administrative Services Preliminary Intern Program is a state approved program that qualifies graduates to serve in any administrative position in California Public Schools, TK-12. Students in the intern program must be currently hired as educational administrators.  Upon completion of this program the students apply for the Administrative Services Preliminary Credential.   

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the university for admission as a post-baccalaureate student, admission to the Administrative Services Preliminary (Internship) Credential program requires the following:

  1. An application for admission to the program must be submitted;
  2. A 3.0 ("B") grade point average overall in all courses;
  3. Completion of or plan to satisfy the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. Verification of completion of minimum of five years of full-time years of teaching, counseling, or other certified work;
  5. A valid clear teaching, pupil personnel, library, or health services credential or full-time designated subject credential (with B.A.);
  6. Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  7. Submission of a 2-page essay from the provided prompt;
  8. Student must be currently hired as a school administrator;
  9. An internship contract signed between the student, the school district and the program;
  10. Students must enroll in the intern course, EADM 6630, each semester they remain in the program and complete the program within two years;
  11. Apply for the administrative services internship credential from the Commission for Teacher Credentialing.
  12. Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. Students admitted in this category may be changed to classified standing with approval of the College of Education.

Recommendation for the Credential

Recommendation to be recommended for the administrative services preliminary credential, a candidate must:

  1. Successfully complete the regular program for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential;
  2. Be currently employed in an administrative position in a school district or county office of education.
  3. Pass the new California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) which is required starting in Fall, 2019.
  4. Obtain recommendation from program coordinator.

Credential Requirements (28 units)

EADM 6601Educational Leadership and Ethics3
EADM 6607Culture, Equity, and Communication in Diverse Society3
EADM 6610Educational Supervision and Teacher Development3
EADM 6613Organizational Management and Human Resources3
EADM 6619Policy, Governance and Legal Aspects of Education3
EADM 6622Curriculum, Programs, and Assessment4
EADM 6625Organizational Management and Fiscal Resources3
EADM 6630Internship Fieldwork in Educational Administration I3
EADM 6631Internship Fieldwork in Educational Administration II3
Elective (0)
California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) Support Seminar
Total Units28

Note: Students must see program coordinator/advisor for recommended sequence of program.

Culminating Experience (0 units)

Complete the Student Exit Assessments in all areas of the CAPEs

Complete Student Portfolio addressing the six areas of the CAPEs