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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program
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 Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

Preliminary Services Credential


PCOE's Leadership and Learning Collaborative (LLC) offers a state-accredited Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program (PASC) for aspiring administrators.  Our program is delivered through a virtual platform for candidates to engage in both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. The virtual delivery is designed to allow for flexibility and accessibility for all participants within Placer County and beyond. Our program design provides designated time and support for candidates to complete the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) required by the state of California for this credential.

Our program offers two completion tracks (12 months or 18 months) to earn and meet the basic credential requirements to provide administrative services for K-12 in California.  In addition, candidates have the opportunity to obtain a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Educational Administration through the University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global, formerly Brandman University) with just an additional year of coursework.


Email Vanessa Ibanez for more information. 





 Program Overview

  • ​Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • All classes taught by practicing or veteran administrators
  • Program Cost (includes textbooks, materials and vouchers for CalAPA exams):
        Early Bird Rate:
    $7,900 if completed application is received by 5:00 PM on 5/19/2023
        Regular Rate: $8,200
  • Master's degree option available for an additional year of courseweek and cost

 Program Eligibility

  • ​Possession of a valid California clear teaching or service credential
  • Minimum of five years fulltime teaching and/or services experience (by the end of the program)
  • Passage of, or proof of registration for, CBEST examination
  • District Superintendent approval (PCOE form provided)

 ​Program Com​ponents

  • Six leadership courses with 3-4 class sessions each with end-of-course paper/project 
  • Three performance task (CalAPA) courses
  • Communities of Practice meetings (2 per course)
  • End-of-Year Exit Interview video
  • Faculty Mentoring

 Program Completion

  • ​Attend class sessions
  • Complete all Fieldwork and Signature assignments
  • Complete all CalAPA cycles
  • Participate in the End-of-Year Exit Interview
  • Pay tuition in full by the end of the program
  • Must have completed five years fulltime teaching and/or services experience by end of the program


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

Email Vanessa Ibanez for more information. 

     *Course sequence and schedule may change prior to Orientation.

 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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