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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program 

Program Overview

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program is a one-year program designed for aspiring school administrators or teachers who want to expand their leadership capacity.


Candidates participate in coursework and fieldwork that allow them to learn about the elements of effective leadership with instructors and fieldworks supervisors who are currently-practicing administrators. .

Program Details

Our one year program consists of weekly evening classes designed for the working professional via a an online format. We now serve candidates from across the state of California.  The courses use contemporary texts relating to all facets of leadership. Faculty use their leadership experiences to serve as case studies for constructivist learning. 

In addition to coursework, candidates participate in Fieldwork experiences that help them get real-life leadership opportunities with the support of their Fieldwork Supervisor. 

All-in-all, the Center for Educational Excellence program has graduated many students who are practicing in a range of leadership positions in California.

The program cost is $7,500 which is all inclusive of textbooks and fees. Payments can be made over the course of 10 months. For those looking for salary schedule advancement, units can be purchased through the University of California, Santa Barbara through a joint partnership with LVUSD Center for Educational Excellence. 


To be eligible for the PASC program, you must possess one of the following credentials:

  • a clear or life California teaching credential that requires a baccalaureate degree and a program of professional preparation, including student teaching or the equivalent, and holds an English learner authorization; or

  • a clear or life California designated subjects teaching credential in adult education, career technical education, vocational education or special subjects, provided the applicant also possesses a baccalaureate degree, and holds an English learner authorization; or

  • a clear or life California services credential in pupil personnel services, health services for school nurse, teacher librarian services, or speech-language pathology or clinical or rehabilitative services requiring a baccalaureate degree and a program of professional preparation, including field work or the equivalent.

Additionally, all candidates should have completed a minimum of four-years or verified equivalent of full-time, verifiable employment on a valid credential as well as the California Basic Skills requirement through the CBEST exam. 

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 15, which is set to begin in January 2024.  Please visit the links below to access our program calendar and application. Completed application packets are due by November 30, 2023 (a rolling admissions process will occur after this date). 

Application packets must include:

  1. PASC Program Application

  2. Official transcript for university coursework

  3. A copy of your current California credential(s)

  4. Three current letters of recommendation that speak to your potential as an administrator

  5. Verification of Experience An official letter from your current employer verifying that you have completed a minimum of four years of full-time experience on an active California credential. 

  6. Basic Skills Requirement Verification

Application Materials

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