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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 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. Twenty-eight (28) semester units are required for the credential program and an additional six (6) for the additional Master's in Educational Administration, for a total of 34 semester units.

In addition to being admitted to the University, applicants must also apply for admission to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and/or Masters of Arts in Educational Administration Program. Applicants must complete this step before they can advance to candidacy. 

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Please ensure you apply to the CSU San Bernardino campus. Application materials to be submitted include:

  • A Program Application
  • A copy of your valid California clear teaching, pupil personnel, librarian, or health services credential.
  • A 2-page essay 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 (4) years of full-time teaching. Substitute teaching does not qualify for program acceptance. 
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (LOR). At least one (1)  LOR has to be from a current school administrator.  
  • A copy of your successful completion of the CBEST.
  • A copy of transcripts from all higher educational institutions attended. 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Requirements

Please see the CSUSB Bulletin for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Requirements

Intern Pathway

The Preliminary Administrative Services Intern Credential (PASC) allows a student in the Preliminary Administrative Credential program to work as an administrator while in the program.

Any student who has completed admission requirements to the University, the College of Education Educational Administration Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program (PASC), and meets all intern eligibility requirements may request a letter of eligibility to the intern pathway from the Intern Director. This eligibility letter can be used when applying for an administrative position with a school district in place of the preliminary administrative credential. 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Intern Requirements

Please see the CSUSB Bulletin for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Intern Requirements