ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL

DO YOU WANT OPTIONS FOR YOUR FUTURE? EARN AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL!

Teachers College of San Joaquin offers a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program for indivuduals looking to take on leadership roles now or in the future.

Program Highlights:

  • One-year program
  • Complete the program with a cohort for support
  • Shadow an experienced administrator for 12 days throughout the school year
  • Take relevant, rigorous, and research-based coursework
  • Ability to network with faculty and collegues
  • Affordable and interest free payment plans
  • Ability to also earn a Master's degree by completing five additional classes

Credential Details:

The Administrative Services Credential authorizes the holder to provide the following services in grades 12 and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults:

  • Develop, coordinate, and assess instructional programs
  • Evaluate certificated and classified personnel
  • Provide students’ discipline, including but not limited to, suspension and expulsion
  • Provide certificated and classified employees discipline, including but not limited to, suspension, dismissal, and reinstatement
  • Supervise certificated and classified personnel
  • Manage school site, district, or county level fiscal services
  • Recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel
  • Develop, coordinate, and supervise student support services, including but not limited to extracurricular activities, pupil personnel services, health services, library services, and technology support services

An individual must hold an Administrative Services Credential to provide the following services in grades preschool, K-12 and adults:

  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of instructional services at the school site level
  • Evaluate of certificated personnel employed at the school site level, with the exception of the site administrator
  • Student and certificated personnel employee discipline services at the school site level



If you have any questions, contact Danielle Daubin, M.Ed. at ddaubin@sjcoe.net or attend an informational meeting.

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Required Coursework (24 Units)

Program Length: 12 Months

  • EADM270 Public Schools in a Democratic Society (2)
  • EADM271 The Principalship (1)
  • EADM272 Climate Development, School Culture & Motivation (2)
  • EADM273 Supervision of Instruction (1)
  • EADM274 School Law (2)
  • EADM275 Administration of Human Resources (1)
  • EADM276 Equity & Access (1)
  • EADM277 Building Partnerships and Community (1)
  • EADM284 School Finance & Business Administration (1)
  • EADM286D Fieldwork (3)
  • EADM286E Fieldwork (3)
  • EADM288 Educational Planning, Delivery, and Assessment (2)
  • EADM386 Evidence Based Leadership (4)

Required Coursework (38 units)

24 months (typically)

The five courses to earn a Master's Degree with a Preliminary Adminisrative Services Creedential can be completed before or after the one-year Administrative classes.

Administrative Services Credential Coursework (24 units)

  • EADM270 Public Schools in a Democratic Society (2)
  • EADM271 The Principalship (1)
  • EADM272 Climate Development, School Culture & Motivation (2)
  • EADM273 Supervision of Instruction (1)
  • EADM274 School Law (2)
  • EADM275 Administration of Human Resources (1)
  • EADM276 Equity & Access (1)
  • EADM277 Building Partnerships and Community (1)
  • EADM284 School Finance & Business Administration (1)
  • EADM286D Fieldwork (3)
  • EADM286E Fieldwork (3)
  • EADM288 Educational Planning, Delivery, and Assessment (2)
  • EADM386 Evidence Based Leadership (4)

Additional Courses to Earn the M.Ed. (14 Units)

  • CURR321 Research Methods and Application (3)
  • CURR341 Preparing Students for the 21st Century (3)
  • CURR343 Curriculum for the 21st Century (3)
  • CURR345 Teacher Action Research (3)
  • CURR384 Writing a Literature Review (2)

(for candidates who have secured an administrative position and need to enroll in administrative services credential coursework.)

Required Coursework (24 Units)

Program Length: 12 Months

  • EADM270 Public Schools in a Democratic Society (2)
  • EADM271 The Principalship (1)
  • EADM272 Climate Development, School Culture & Motivation (2)
  • EADM273 Supervision of Instruction (1)
  • EADM274 School Law (2)
  • EADM275 Administration of Human Resources (1)
  • EADM276 Equity & Access (1)
  • EADM277 Building Partnerships and Community (1)
  • EADM284 School Finance & Business Administration (1)
  • EADM286D Fieldwork (3)
  • EADM286E Fieldwork (3)
  • EADM288 Educational Planning, Delivery, and Assessment (2)
  • EADM386 Evidence Based Leadership (4)

Preliminary Administrative Service Credential Cohort Offerings

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:30pm-7:30pm

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:30pm-7:30pm

  • Wednesdays Only, 4:00pm-10:15pm



Master's Degree Class Offerings

For candidates who want to take the five M.Ed. courses to earn a Master's Degree in Educational Leaership & School Development

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution
  • *Valid CTC prerequisite credential (clear/life)
  • **4+ years of full-time experience (Five years of experience is required by the completion of the program)
  • Basic Skills Requirement (e.g. CBEST)

Application Deadlines:

  • Tuesday/Thursday, June Start-May 27
  • Tuesday/Thursday, September Start-August 10
  • Wednesday Stacked, September Start-August 10

If you meet all eligibility requirements, complete the online application by one of the application deadlines

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*Prerequisite Credential:

For the Administrative Services Credential, effective July 1, 2013, a prerequisite credential is defined as:

  • A valid California clear or life teaching credential requiring a bachelor’s degree and a program of professional preparation, including student teaching; or
  • A valid California clear or life Designated Subjects Teaching Credential, provided the holder also possesses a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university or
  • A valid clear or life California Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Teacher Librarian Services Credential, Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential, Clinical or Rehabilitative Services

Credential, or a School Nurse Services Credential, requiring a bachelor’s degree and a program of professional preparation, including field practice or the equivalent. Holders of any of the other Health Services Credentials, such as the school physician, dentist, dental hygienist, optometrist, clinical psychologist, and psychiatric social worker, do not meet this requirement.




**Experience:

  • Five years of successful, full-time experience in a public school, nonpublic school, or private school of equivalent status located in California or another state, or a combination of experience earned in California and another state.
    • This experience may be teaching, pupil personnel work, librarianship, health services, clinical or rehabilitative services, or a combination of teaching and school services equal to five years.
    • Substitute or parttime service does not apply.
    • Verification of experience must be on the district or employing agency letterhead and signed by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of personnel, or director of human resources.
    • School or district personnel other than the applicant must verify all experience.



2021 Tuition

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program ONLY
    • $480/unit x 24 units = $11,520
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program & M.Ed.
    • $480/unit x 38 units = $18,240

Textbooks are not included.




2021 Fees

  • Enrollment Deposit = $200 (Deposit applied toward tuition)
  • (One-Time) Technology Fee = $150
  • CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing Fees:
    • Credential Processing Fee upon successful completion of the program (Aproximately $100)
    • Administrator Performance Assessment Fees (Aproximately $450)



Payment Plans:

  • Interest-free payment plans
  • Can pay a year past completion of the program