Jun 27, 2022  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Graduate Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Services Program


Program Director: Doug Bartsch, Ed.D., Visalia

John Mendiburu, Ed.D., Bakersfield

Overview

The administrative services program offers work leading to a preliminary credential, an intern credential, a clear credential and a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in administrative services.

The preliminary credential, the intern credential, and the clear credential programs focus on the needs of the school site administrator.

The programs are entirely competency-based and have an emphasis on practicality, with a close relationship to school districts in the Central Valley of California. Up to 9 units of credit from an accredited graduate program in administration or a related area may be transferred into the administrative services program, where such courses are judged by the program director to be equivalent to those required in the graduate program. All other provisions of the general graduate policy on transfer of credit shall apply. A maximum of 6 units may apply to the preliminary credential program.

Accreditation

State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95814-4213

Admissions Requirements: Preliminary and Intern

  • Three current reference forms
  • Interview with program director
  • Verification of passing the CBEST
  • Copy of preliminary teaching credential
  • Verification of current negative TB test (within 12 months)
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 3.0

Admissions Requirements: Clear

  • Copy of initial education credential,
  • Copy of preliminary administrative credential, and
  • Letter/form signed by district official verifying employment as a CA K-12 administrator
  • Interview with program director

Admissions Requirements: Master of Arts

  • Three current reference forms
  • Interview with program director
  • Verification of current negative TB test (within 12 months)
  • Copy of valid preliminary teaching credential or certificate of clearance issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 3.0

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Vision of Learning. Each candidate is able to promote the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  2. Student Learning and Professional Growth. Each candidate is able to promote the success of all students by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conductive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  3. Organizational Management for Student Learning. Each candidate promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
  4. Working with Diverse Families and Communities. Each candidate promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interest and needs and mobilizing community resources.
  5. Personal Ethics and Learning Capacity. Each candidate promotes the success of all students by modeling a personal code of ethics and developing professional leadership capacity.
  6. Political, Social, Economic, Legal and Cultural Understanding. Each candidate promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.