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 2020-2021: Cohort 5 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, complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.

You will need the following when applying (requires Google log-in):
  • Letter of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from current supervisor
  • CTC Credential number

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:
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 Course Outline

Cohort 5 meets Tuesday evenings from Feb.2020 to Feb.2021 at 4pm - 10pm for weekly sessions held at San Mateo County Office of Education.

  • PASC 100: Orientation - Intro and Overview
  • PASC 101: Administration of Public Schools in a Democratic Society; Foundations
  • PASC 102: Transformational Change Leadership I
  • PASC 103: Instructional Leadership
  • PASC 104: Transformational Change Leadership II: School Improvement
  • PASC 105: Technology for School Administrators
  • PASC 106: The "Principalship"
  • PASC 107: Culture and Climate
  • PASC 108: Portfolio Seminar
  • PASC 109: Governance
  • PASC 110: Equity & Access
  • PASC 111: School Finance and Business Administration
  • PASC 112: Talent Management
  • PASC 113: Community Leadership
  • PASC 114: Fieldwork
  • CalAPA Support
  • Commencement Ceremony
Download PASC Cohort 4 (2019-20) 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