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Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Credential Programs

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (code 501)


The following are required for admission to the program:

  • 1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 2. 15 upper-division units in education, including EDP 400 or equivalent.
  • 3. Minimum 2.85 overall grade point average in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units of coursework.
  • 4. For international students whose primary language is not English, minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


An application and directions can be downloaded at Preference will be given to individuals with 3 or more years of classroom teaching and/or related educational experiences.


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.

  • 1. Take all of the following:
    • EDAD 541 Leadership, Organizational Management, and Ethics (3)
    • EDAD 544 Legal Aspects of Education: Implications and Applications for School Leadership (3)
    • EDAD 647A Fiscal Resources in Educational Admin (3)
    • EDAD 647B Human Resources in Educational Administration (3)
    • EDAD 649 Urban Schools and Communities: Academic, Social, Political, and Cultural Issues (3)
    • EDAD 677A Curriculum/Program Development and Evaluation (3)
    • EDAD 677B Instructional Leadership & Assessment (3)
    • EDAD 680 Field Experience in Educational Admin (3)
  • 2. The CBEST must be passed prior to entrance into EDAD 680. The CBEST must be taken no later than the second available test administration date following enrollment in the program.

Exit Requirements

  • 1. Verification of three years of successful experience in a position requiring one of the credentials in Item #2 of the "Clear Admission Requirements" (see above);
  • 2. Verification of completion of the State requirement of a mainstreaming course or approved equivalent coursework;
  • 3. 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.

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