Administrative Services Preliminary Credential (Tier I)

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.

Unique Features

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

Our Graduates

This credential serves as a valuable resource for graduates pursuing immediate opportunities in entry-level administrative positions. Courses meet all requirements for placement in an administrative position in grades K-12 in the state of California.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview (meet with program director for education plan)
  • Statement of intent (1-2 pages explaining your goals)
  • Three references (see attached form below)
  • Official transcript verifying BA/BS degree
  • Verification of passing the CBEST
  • Approved basic credential
  • Verification of current negative TB test (within 12 months)
Your admissions counselor may require you review the following documents during your application.

Further Info

Total Units: 24
This credential takes four semesters to complete (if taking six units per semester), and online/blended courses are available.

To schedule an appointment or for additional information, call or email:




Amanda Krum-Stovall
Front Desk 

Kaureen Brady 
Tracie Grimes 

Program information and tuition subject to change.