Credential in Administrative Services

Become a leader in education.

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Online Administrative Services Credential Overview


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Are you an experienced teacher looking to step into a management or leadership role? The online Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (ASC) program will take you from being an educator to an educational leader in no time. If you have five years of teaching experience, this credential program will prepare you to guide and mentor other teachers with skill and confidence.

This CalAPA-approved program is designed to transform experienced teachers like you into the principals, superintendents, administrators, and educational leaders of tomorrow. Learn to step back as a teacher in order to lead others on the path to a great education.

 

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Get the information you need to start earning your Single-Subject Teaching credential, see the latest admission requirements, and get to know our faculty members using the links below.

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Credential Program Highlights

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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.

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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 on your own time.

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Focused and Versatile

The online Administrative Services Credential is a 30-unit program that can be completed in just one year; with one additional class, a capstone project, you can also earn your Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. 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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“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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California Administrative Credential Information


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

The California Administrative Services Credential, with the optional MAE in Educational Administration, 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. 

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 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 administrator and leader.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Degree Campus Locations


The Admin Credential Program is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership positions and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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Why CSOE

At CSOE, we believe that education is the great equalizer and are committed to preparing and empowering the next generation of educational professionals. Our Administrative Services Credential Program provides students with challenging coursework and hands-on experience that fully prepares them to enter the workforce with confidence and the skills to succeed following the completion of the program.

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