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Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Program
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 Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Program

 Preliminary Services Credential For Administrators


The mission of PCOE's Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Program is to assist and support candidates as they begin their administrative roles, to advance their knowledge and skills in relation to the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs), and to help them become effective administrators who lead equitable and inclusive educational programs that result in the success of all students.  

The program provides candidates with an individualized induction experience based on the context of their leadership role, including one-on-one coaching by an experienced administrator.  Candidates participate in ongoing formative assessment, professional learning, and networking designed to grow the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are essential for successful administrative leadership.  PCOE is a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)-approved educator preparation program.

Clear Administrative Services Credential Program Overview



 Candidate Requirements


  • Employment in a full or part-time administrative position which requires an administrative credential
  • Valid California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Certificate of Eligibility
  • Completed PCOE-CASC Application packet


  • Online Orientation module in Canvas (Learning Management System)
 Program Support
  • Schedule a meeting with the Program Director by clicking here
  • Weekly informational newsletter
  • Bi-annual progress reports

Course and Fieldwork

  • Employment in a full- or part-time administrative position
  • Site-based coaching
  • Assessments of the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs)
  • Individualized Induction Plans (IIP) based on context of leadership role
  • CPSEL professional learning
  • Professional networking through monthly administrator collaborative
  • Leadership project presentation at annual Showcase

Program Completion (2-year program)

  • 80 hours of coaching support, 40 hours/year
  • 20 hours of Administrative Collaborative support, 10 hours/year
  • 24 hours of CPSEL professional learning, 12 hours/year
  • Electronic portfolio of CPSEL evidence, inquiry, and self-assessments
  • Annual Showcase
  • Employment verification for 2 years of full-time service in administrative position


Below are documents to assist you in learning more about our program and enrollment process.

 Grievance Policy

​​​​The Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Leadership and Learning Collaborative seeks to provide professional learning opportunities in optimal working and learning environments.  If an applicant or program participant questions application procedures, program prerequisites, program requirements, policies and procedures, grading practices, program extension or deferral requests, equivalency requests, credential eligibility reviews, financial matters or other program related issues, the first step is to address the concern with the relevant party, such as the instructor, coach, etc. 

If the concern is not resolved, the grievance shall be submitted, in writing, through the PCOE Credential Program Grievance Form. The Program Administrator will review the concerns, meet with the program participant and investigate the concerns. A decision will be made regarding the grievance and the participant will be notified of the decision within five days. Appeals may be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, within five days of the notification.  A copy of all documentation related to the grievance will be kept on file.​


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Melody Thorson

Director, Leadership & Learning Collaborative

(530) 889-5937


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Vanessa Ibanez

Staff Secretary

(530) 745-1492




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