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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

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Professional Administrative Services Credential – Tier II (code 502)

Certification under the Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II) authorizes the candidate to serve in any position requiring the Administrative Services Credential. The Professional Credential cannot be pursued until the candidate is employed in a position requiring an administrative credential. The program requirements must be completed within the five year authorization of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Once issued, the Professional Credential is valid for five years and is renewable subject to fulfillment of professional development requirements.


  • 1. Possession of a valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential;
  • 2. Written verification of employment in an administrative position by an educational agency.


  • 1. Program application and evidence that prerequisites have been met.
  • 2. Current resume.
  • 3. Personal narrative describing philosophy of leadership and academic and professional goals while in the program.
  • 4. Copy of valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
  • 5. Written evidence of mentor's commitment to work with the candidate for the duration of the program.
  • 6. Personal contact (phone, email, in person) with program coordinator prior to program application.


The Professional Administrative Services Credential Program has a unique format intended to meet the needs of the busy, practicing administrator. Candidates complete the program in 10 semester units. The program is designed to provide the candidate with professional support through an introductory 2-unit course (EDAD 640) in which the Mentoring and Professional Induction Plan is developed. The plan is developed collaboratively among the candidate, the school district mentor, and the University supervisor. The academic core program consists of two courses, EDAD 658 and 659, which must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. The final requirement is a two (2) unit candidate assessment (EDAD 692) in which the candidate participates in a Portfolio Exhibition.

1. Development of the candidate's Professional Induction Plan during EDAD 640.

2. Completion of the following courses:

  • A. EDAD 640 Mentoring and Professional Development Planning for the New Administrator (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to EDAD Professional Administrative Services Program.
  • B. EDAD 658 Organizational Development, Culture, and Change (3)
    Prerequisites: EDAD 640.
  • C. EDAD 659 Educl Governance, Politics and Policy (3)
    Prerequisites: EDAD 640.
  • D. EDAD 692 Administrator Portfolio Development and Exhibition (2)
    Prerequisites: Completion of the Professional Development Plan, including the core courses, electives and/or professional development activities.

3. Presentation: Administrative Portfolio during EDAD 692.

Exit Requirements

1. Provide verification of two years of successful full time experience in a position requiring the Administrative Services Credential.

2. Present to program faculty, school district mentor, and a panel of other candidates a professional portfolio containing artifacts that demonstrate competency in each of the six administrative services credential standards and satisfactory progress toward attaining goals identified in the candidate's Professional Induction Plan developed in EDAD 640.

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