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Preliminary Services Credential
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 Preliminary Services Credential

Preliminary Services Credential


The PCOE Leadership and Learning Collaborative (LLC) is proud to offer our Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. Candidates can earn an administrative credential through our one year program.  Additionally, participants have the option of obtaining a Master's Degree in Education with the Educational Administration Emphasis through Brandman University with an additional year of coursework. 

Even if you completed our program years ago, you are still eligible for this master's program. See below for Master's Information meeting dates.

​Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program Video


 Program Overview

  • ​Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • All classes taught by practicing or veteran administrators
  • Cost for 2019-2020 program $7,750 (includes textbooks or Kindle, all materials, vouchers for CalAPA exams
  • Master's option available for an additional cost (payment options and loans are available) 
  • First priority will be given to participants that are currently employed in Placer County

 Program Eligibility

  • ​Possession of a valid CLEAR teaching or service credential
  • Minimum of five full years teaching experience 
  • Passage of or proof of registration for CBEST examination
  • District Superintendent approval

 ​Program Com​ponents

  • Six leadership courses each containing 3-4 classes with end of course papers (all classes held on Saturdays at our Rocklin Seavey Center)
  • Online Professional Learning Communities (2-3 per course, held weeknights based on your schedule)
  • Field Work Courses (half-day on Saturdays)
  • End of Year Panel Exit Interviews
  • Faculty mentoring

 Program Completion

  • ​Attend Saturday classes, missing no more than two full days
  • Complete all assignments and fieldwork for all six courses
  • Submit all three CalAPA cycles by stated deadlines
  • Participate in End of Year Panel Exit Interviews
  • Pay all tuition in full by end of program
  • Must have completed five (5) full years of teaching experience


Below you will find  important resources, applications and documents to assist you in learning more about our programs. These documents are available for viewing on your screen or downloading to view or print at a later time.

 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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Jason Drewry

Credential Analyst

(530) 889-5993​​


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Shelly Hollowell

Staff Secretary II

(530) 745-1495


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Melody Thorson

Director, Leadership & Learning Collaborative

(530) 889-5937




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