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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASCI) is a state approved program that qualifies graduates to serve in any administrative position in the California Public Schools, TK-12.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program and Masters of Arts Program are integrated.  Thirty-seven (37) quarter units are required for the credential program and an additional eight (8) for the additional Master's in Educational Administration 45 quarter units total.

In addition to being admitted to the University, students must also apply for admission to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and/or Masters of Arts in Educational Administration Program. Students must complete this step before they can advance to candidacy. Mail or hand deliver the following materials stapled in a set to the College of Education, Masters' Program Office CE 102, CSUSB, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397.  List of the required applications documents are listed on p. 5 of the EADM Program Handbook.  The stapled set of materials must include all of the following:

  • A Student Information sheet for the program with all items 2-4 stapled to the application form in a set. (Appendix 2).
  • A photocopy of your valid California clear teaching, pupil personnel or health services credential or evidence of eligibility for a credential.
  • Complete a 2-page essay (using 12-pt font Arial or Times New Roman) responding to the following prompts:
    • What are important leadership basics and skills and how are you working to acquire them?
    • Identify and discuss current challenges facing school leaders in California.
  • A letter from your District Personnel Office documenting the completion of minimum of four years of full-time teaching; substitute teaching does not apply to enter the program. Five years of related school experience is required for the preliminary administrative services credential.
  • Complete and submit the Reference Form with your set of materials.
  •    A photocopy of the notification of your successful completion of the CBEST test.

NOTE: Documentation of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 ("B") in all courses previously taken in education will be verified by the admissions office from transcripts submitted as part of your admission to the university (Step 1). To be admitted to the program, all students must demonstrate they have already satisfied the upper division writing requirement.