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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, How to Apply

On this page: Learn how to apply to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program offered through the Department of Educational Leadership.

Important Dates for Fall 2019

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2018)
March 1, 2019 
2. Program application  March 1, 2019
3. Transcripts due April 1, 2019

 


Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.
  • Then, apply to the SDSU College of Education program which offers the credential you seek.

1. Cal State Apply

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application)

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2. Request official transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Test Scores and Transcripts page.

3. Program application

Gather required items

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload:

Hold a valid California Clear Credential.
Hold an Education-related Master's degree from an accredited university or you can apply to earn a Master's degree along with this credential.
If you do not have a copy of your original CBEST test results, you will need to request them from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

A minimum of 5 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. (Substitute teaching 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. (See an example: Verification of Experience Template.)

Note: To earn the credential, you must have a full 5 years of teaching experience at the time you finish the program.

Write a Statement of Leadership Philosophy, 1-2 pages, addressing your beliefs and values about:

  • Leadership
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Other stakeholders

Prepare a resumé or Curriculum Vitae to add to your application, which will include your education and employment history as well as any academic honors, awards, scholarships, and publications. Be sure to include leadership activities such as department chair, leadership team member, etc.

Contact 2 individuals who you have interacted with both academically and/or professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. One of the recommenders must be an immediate supervisor. Recommenders will submit their recommendations directly into the Online Program application.

Please complete this form Self Assessment of Leadership Disposition and upload it to the Program application

Submit your program application online

Go to Program Application - Apply Now

  • Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential is offered through the SDSU Department of Educational Leadership.

 

Pre-Admission Disclosure Language for Licensure and Credentialing Programs

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time.

For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check.

Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements.

The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.

Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the Department of Educational Leadership, 619-594-4063, [email protected].