Administrative Services Credential - Preliminary Tier I (PASC)

At a Glance

San Mateo County Office of Education announces its 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 providing high quality professional development, and a program of support that includes assessment and reflections.

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 or register to attend our informational meeting.

If you're interested in joining PASC Cohort 4:

1.  Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION  

2.  Submit a Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation (one from current supervisor) to


The deadline to apply for Cohort 4 is January 11, 2019 by 5PM (All application items must be received by 1/11/19).  


  • Anyone seeking an administrative credential.
  • Minimum 4 years of teaching and/or counseling experience.
  • Recommendations available for those with 5 years of verified teaching and/or counseling experience with a credential.
  • Complete PASC Online Application
  • Submit a Letter of Interest and Two Recommendations to Brian Allen by application deadline.


  • One-year accelerated program
  • Program requirements include coursework, integrated online learning, field experience, and action research.
  • Administrative fieldwork for job embedded experiences.
  • Completion of ePortfolio to demonstrate mastery of California Performance and Content Expectations for Administrators.

PASC Cohort 4 (2019-20) Important Dates:

Cohort 4 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 2019  
PASC 101: Administration of Public Schools in a Democratic Society; Foundations

4pm - 10pm

2019 February

5 weeks

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

March - April

5 weeks

PASC 103: Instructional Leadership

4pm - 10pm

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

4pm - 10pm


3 weeks
PASC 105: Technology for School Administrators


July/August Course:Due August 31st

5 weeks
PASC 106: The "Principalship"

4pm - 10pm

June 3 weeks
PASC 107: Culture and Climate

4pm - 10pm

September 3 weeks
PASC 108: Portfolio Seminar

4pm - 7pm

Sessions embedded:

June, September, November, December

5 weeks
PASC 109: Governance

7pm - 10pm

September - December

10 weeks
PASC 110: Equity & Access

4pm - 7pm

October 5 weeks
PASC 111: School Finance and Business Administration

*4pm - 10pm

4pm - 7pm

November - December

5 weeks
PASC 112: Talent Management 4pm - 7pm 2020 January - February 5 weeks
PASC 113: Community Leadership 7pm - 10pm 2020 January - February 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 4 February 2020 (Date TBD) @ 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