At a Glance
The ACT II Program is a two-year induction program that is coaching-based, grounded in the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL), and 21st century leadership skills. It combines targeted professional development with individualized mentoring and support. Participating administrators will receive 56 hours of professional development over the two-year course of the program. Professional development will be focused on effective school/district leadership in the 21st century.
San Mateo/Santa Cruz County Office of Education ACT II Program
The San Mateo and Santa Cruz County Offices of Education have formed a consortium to provide the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential Program to current administrators seeking to obtain their Clear Administrative Credential. The San Mateo/Santa Cruz County Offices of Education Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (SM/SC COE Clear Administrative Services Credential Program) is a guidelines-based program that allows preliminary credential holders to clear their administrative credential. The program is designed to prepare high quality administrators through individualized coaching, targeted professional development, one-to-one mentoring, and structured assessment and reflection. Candidates who have completed all program requirements and demonstrate mastery of the CPSEL will be recommended for the Clear Administrative Services Credential.
ACT II Program Mission Statement
The San Mateo County Office of Education Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (ACT II) is committed to improving the leadership qualities of the administrators serving all students by providing high quality professional development, one-to-one mentoring, and a program of support that includes assessment and reflection.
ACT II Program Purpose
The ACT II Program is dedicated to the development of high quality leaders who provide rigorous educational programs for all students.
The ACT II Program delivers an interconnected and comprehensive curriculum which integrates face-to-face professional development sessions, field experiences, cohort professional learning communities, and integrates a blended learning model through the use of technology. The curriculum is based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) and is designed for candidates to demonstrate the ability to meet or exceed each of the standards as outlined in the candidate self-assessment.
ACT II Support
- One-on-one mentoring
- Individualized Leadership Growth Plan
- Ongoing Professional Development tied to the CPSEL
- Individualized Professional Development
- Peer support
- Online collaboration
- Blended learning model