Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

At a Glance

San Mateo County Office of Education offers a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program (PASC). This one year accelerated program is designed for full-time educators who are looking to earn an administrative credential to either deepen their current work or open up additional career opportunities in site or district based administration.

Mission Statement

San Mateo County Office of Education Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program (PASC) is committed to improving the leadership qualities of aspiring administrators serving all students by developing the capacity of leaders to be instructional leaders, systems thinkers, and equity-centered.

Program Overview

SMCOE Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program is a one-year accelerated program designed for full-time educators who are looking to earn an administrative credential. The program maintains a rigorous pace in order to conclude in one year. A blended learning model is used where the majority of learning occurring in person on Tuesday evenings. Supplemental, individual, group, online learning, and fieldwork are also components of this program.

For more program information, please refer to PASC 2019-2020: Cohort 4 Brochure , view the PASC Program Handbook (updated with each Cohort), or register to attend our informational meeting.

If you're interested in joining PASC Cohort 5:

1.  Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION.

2.  Submit a Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation (one from current supervisor) to Brian Allen (ballen@smcoe.org).

 

The deadline to apply for Cohort 5 is January 10, 2020 by 5PM (All application items must be received by 1/10/20).  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Will have completed 5 or more years of work with valid credential by conclusion of program.
  • Possess one of the following valid credentials:
    1. a clear of 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
    2. a clear of 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
    3. a 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.
  • Have satisfied the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR). (Most applicants who hold a valid clear CA credential will have met the BSR. Candidates holding the following credentials must confer elementary, standard secondary, designated subjects or Career Technical Education credentials.)
  • Complete a full application and submit by PASC application deadline

Commitment

  • One-year accelerated program meeting weekly on Tuesdays at SMCOE (4pm - 10pm).
  • Program requirements include coursework, integrated online learning, field experience, and action research.
  • Administrative fieldwork for job embedded experiences.
  • Completion of assignments to demonstrate mastery of California Performance and Content Expectations for Administrators.
  • Complete all three cycles of Cal APA (Cal Administrator Performance Assessment) meeting state established deadlines.

PASC Cohort 5 Important Dates:

Cohort 5 meets Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 10pm for weekly sessions held at San Mateo County Office of Education.

  Time Dates Duration
PASC 100: Orientation - Intro and Overview 4pm - 6pm January 2020  
PASC 101: Administration of Public Schools in a Democratic Society; Foundations

4pm - 10pm

February 2020

5 weeks

PASC 102: Transformational Change Leadership I 4pm - 10pm

March - April 2020

5 weeks

PASC 103: Instructional Leadership

4pm - 10pm

April - June 2020 5 weeks
PASC 104: Transformational Change Leadership II: School Improvement

4pm - 10pm

May 2020

3 weeks
PASC 105: Technology for School Administrators

ONLINE

July/August Course:

Due August 31, 2020

5 weeks
PASC 106: The "Principalship"

4pm - 10pm

June 2020 3 weeks
PASC 107: Culture and Climate

4pm - 10pm

September 2020 3 weeks
PASC 108: Portfolio Seminar

4pm - 7pm

Sessions embedded:

June, September, November, December 2020

5 weeks
PASC 109: Governance

7pm - 10pm

September - December 2020

10 weeks
PASC 110: Equity & Access

4pm - 7pm

October 2020 5 weeks
PASC 111: School Finance and Business Administration

*4pm - 10pm

4pm - 7pm

November - December 2020

5 weeks
PASC 112: Talent Management 4pm - 7pm January - February 2021 5 weeks
PASC 113: Community Leadership 7pm - 10pm January - February 2021 5 weeks
Fieldwork I

 Home Site Days & 5 Off Site Days (Embedded in Spring term)

Fieldwork II Ongoing Project (Embedded in Fall term)
COMMENCEMENT: Cohort 5 February 2021 @ 7pm - 8pm
Download PASC Cohort 3 (2018-19) for an example of PASC accelerated program schedule

PASC graduates will be able to...

  • Design systems for effective leadership
  • Become expert instructional leaders
  • Foster a climate of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Use data to inform and drive decisions
  • Analyze and synthesize current educational research
  • Collaborate, reflect, and lead

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams