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Credential in Administrative Services

Pursue a role in education leadership.

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Online Administrative Services Credential Overview


Are you an experienced teacher looking to step into a management or leadership role? The online preliminary administrative services credential (ASC) program can take you from being an educator to an educational leader. If you have five years of teaching experience, this administrative services credential program will prepare you to guide and mentor other teachers with skill and confidence as a reputable school leader.

This CalAPA-approved program is designed to integrate professional development and transform experienced teachers like you into the principals, superintendents, administrators, and educational leaders of tomorrow. Take the administrative position and lead others on the path to a great education.

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Program Highlights


CalAPA-aligned program

Passage of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) is a mandatory requirement of the preliminary ASC program. The ASC program is CalAPA-aligned, so you’ll be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in fulfilling the California Administrators Performance Expectations (CAPE) upon graduation.

CTC-Approved Online Course

The program is fully approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and offered online with courses designed to train you in the vital aspects of educational administration. The online administrative credential program gives you a quality education with the flexibility to complete your credential in the administrative service that only an online program can offer.

Focused and Versatile

The online administrative services credential is a 30-unit program that can be completed in just one year. You can also transfer up to 12 units from the ASC program into an EdD in Educational Leadership and Management degree. 

 

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California Administrative Credential Information


Transform Your Experience into Expertise, and Your Expertise into Educational Leadership

The California administrative services credential includes three courses of research and field experience that serve to meet CAL APA requirements and round out your education with practical training that best prepares you for a new career as an educational administrator or school administrator. 

CalAPA alignment

Courses known as the Leadership Cycles in the program are CalAPA-aligned. Topics include: 

  • Analyzing data to inform school improvement and promote equity
  • Facilitating communities of practice
  • Supporting teacher growth 

Each of the courses covers an aspect of professional practice in the field of administrative service that cannot simply be taught via classroom instruction, and will ask you to investigate, plan, act, and reflect as a way to help you grow into an exemplary school administrator and leader.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?

As you would expect, graduates of the program will often end up in administration roles at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels— and leadership positions such as principal, superintendent or assistant superintendent, administrator, vice principal, provost, or dean.

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What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students who wish to assume an administrative position. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.

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When does the program start?

There are two enrollment periods for the program, one in August and the other in January.

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How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is either a 30- or 33-credit program and takes a minimum of a year to complete.

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What is the modality of this program?

The administrative services credential program is offered fully online. All classes and coursework of graduate studies can be completed virtually, allowing you to tailor your professional learning and education to your schedule.

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Evelyn Serrano

"In my experience with Alliant, it was very clear from the start that there was a commitment to education being the great equalizer. I feel like I got tools through my learning at Alliant that are allowing me to become a better teacher and reach out to everyone in my classrooms."

Evelyn Serrano
CSOE Alumna
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