Sep 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Code 501)


Students in this program will be earning  preliminary administrative services credential.  Prospective students will submit two applications-one to the university and one to the program-by posted deadlines.  Both applications should be submitted at the same time. Program application deadlines may vary. Visit the College of Education website for program details, application guidelines and materials, and application deadlines (http://
www.ced.csulb.edu
). 

Educational administrators serve in many capacities. No matter what position an administrator holds within a TK-12 educational organization, all efforts should be directed at supporting equitable academic opportunity and achievement for all students. The courses in the preliminary administrative services credential program are designed to prepare leaders for this important work. Emphasis is placed on (1) examining the role of a school leader, with heavy emphasis on instructional leadership, (2) using data to solve problems of practice, (3) leading school improvement to create more equitable schools, (4) managing and guiding change, and (5) working collaboratively with diverse families and communities. The program’s primary mission is to educate students who will assume leadership positions in diverse, urban, TK-12 schools and districts. Visit the program website for program details (http://www.csulb.edu/college-of-education/educational-administration).

Prerequisites


The following are required for admission to the program:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 15 upper-division units in education
  • Minimum 2.85 overall grade point average in last degree (not credential or certificate) earned from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants whose overall GPA is less than 2.85 but meet the University minimum GPA requirement and who present compelling evidence of academic and professional potential either through recent academic performance and/or experiential background, may be considered for admission at the discretion of the program admission committee.
  • Please see the “Preconditions for California Educator Preparation Programs” from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at this link, specifically pages 25& 26 for all of the preconditions http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/standards/Standards-Preconditions.pdf. Before admission to the program, the candidate must:

 1. Possess one of the following:

(a) valid 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

(b) valid 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

(c) valid 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.

        2. Meet the basic skills requirement as described in Education Code section 44252(b), unless exempt by statute.

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of credentialed service (teaching, counselor, or psychologist) in order to be eligible for the program. (Note: If a student is pursuing the M. A. only and not the credential, this requirement can be waived. Please contact a program advisor.)

Admission preference will be given to applicants with 5 or more years of credentialed classroom teaching and/or related credentialed educational experiences.

International applicants have additional university application requirements including meeting the English language proficiency requirement. Please visit The Center for International Education (CIE) website at www.csulb.edu/cie for more information.

An entity that operates a program for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential shall determine, prior to recommending a candidate for the credential, that the candidate possesses a baccalaureate degree and a valid teaching credential; or a services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services, library services, health services, or clinical rehabilitative services; or a designated subjects credential and a baccalaureate degree.

Application


An application and directions can be downloaded at www.csulb.edu/ced/graduate

Requirements


Prerequisite: Enrollment in courses is contingent upon acceptance in the Educational Administration program and the University. Candidates who have not been accepted in the program may not enroll in Educational Administration courses.

Exit Requirements for Preliminary Administrative Services Credential


Before recommendation for the Preliminary Administrative Services credential, the following must be met:

  1. Open a file with the university credential center (Note: fee required)
  2. Meet the basic skills requirement as described in Education Code section 44252(b), unless exempt by statute.
  3. Possess one of the following:

        A. valid 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

        B. valid 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

       C. valid 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. 

4. Verification of five years of successful experience in a position requiring one of the credentials in item #3 above. Must verify one of the below:

     A. Five years of successful, full-time teaching experience with an employing agency as defined in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations section 80054(g)(1) and (2)(A);

     B. Five years of successful, full-time experience in the fields of pupil personnel, school nurse, teacher librarian, or speech-language pathology. or clinical or rehabilitative services

         with an employing agency as defined in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations section 80054(g)(1) and (2)(A); or a combination of (3a) or (3b).

5. Verification of successful completion of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA). (Note: fee required)

6. Presentation of a professional Exit Portfolio to program faculty with program artifacts of course- and field-related experiences documenting the candidate’s competence and readiness to serve as a school administrator.

7. Recommendation of the Administrative Credential, to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, will be processed through the Credential Center.