The San Mateo County Office of Education supports administrators in obtaining and clearing their administrative credentials through its Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Preliminary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential, and Clear Administrative Services (ACT II) programs.


Preliminary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential

The Preliminary CTE Teaching Credential integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge. This credential is valid for three years and authorizes the holder to teach in the subject, also known as industry sector, listed on the credential in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses. This program is offered through the Orange County Department of Education

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program is a one-year accelerated program 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.

Clear Administrative Services Program

The Clear Administrative Services (ACT II) Program is an accredited two-year coaching-based program that clears educators' preliminary administrative services.

SMCOE Teacher Residency at Alder Graduate School of Education

SMCOE, in partnership with the Alder Graduate School of Education, is offering a Teacher Residency Program with an aim toward furthering our focus on equity and our priority of diversifying the educational workplace in our county.

Winnie Hardie

Executive Director, Teacher and Administrator Development (TAD)


Phone: (650) 802-5341