The CASC Program is an accredited two-year coaching-based program 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 40 hours of professional development and 80 hours of individualized coaching, tailored to their leadership goals, over the two-year course of the program. Professional development will be focused on effective school/district leadership in the 21st century. The program emphasizes equity-centered leadership and candidates participate in a cohort model, fostering learning across contexts and a professional network.
San Mateo/Santa Cruz County Office of Education CASC/Tier 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 program is a guidelines-based program that allows preliminary credential holders to clear their administrative credential. Administrators can participate at either program, given their work location. For more information on Santa Cruz County Office of Education's program, please see their website: Santa Cruz County Office of Education CASC Program.
CASC Program Mission Statement
The San Mateo County Office of Education Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (CASC) is committed to improving the leadership qualities of administrators with an intentional focus on equity-centered, and responsive leadership practices leading to high outcomes for all students.
CASC Program Purpose
The CASC Program is dedicated to the development of highly effective, equity-minded leaders who provide rigorous educational programs and develop a strong sense of community with schools, programs and districts for all students. It delivers an interconnected and comprehensive curriculum which integrates face-to-face professional development sessions, field experiences, cohort professional learning communities, and 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.
Administrative services credentials authorize the holder to provide the following school services in grades 12 and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults: develop, coordinate, and assess instructional programs; evaluate certificated and classified personnel; provide students' discipline; provide certificated and classified employees discipline; supervise certificated and classified personnel; manage school site, district, or county level fiscal services; recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel; and develop, coordinate, and supervise student support services.
- One-on-one mentoring (40 hours a year)
- Individualized Leadership Growth Plan (leadership goals and action plan)
- Professional Learning sessions based on the CPSEL and directly actionable for leaders
- Individual choice for additional professional learning related to leadership goals
- Network of administrators throughout the county in a Cohort model
- Online resources available through blended learning model
- Creation of a portfolio of leadership evidence, artifacts and growth reflections
Apply for CASC
The deadline for applications for the next CASC cohort is September 13, 2023. Those interested can apply for Fall 2023 (Cohort 12) online. For more program information, refer to the CASC Handbook. The list of meeting dates will be can be found in the CASC Calendar. The first Orientation Session for Cohort 12 Program will be on September 14. Please contact Oscar Ho for further details.
Interested in Mentoring?
Interested applicants may apply here.