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Preliminary Admin Program
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 Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Preliminary Services Credential


The PCOE Leadership and Learning Collaborative (LLC) is proud to offer our Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. In three semesters, candidates can earn an administrative credential.  Additionally, candidates have the option of obtaining a Master's Degree in Education with the Educational Administration Emphasis through University of Massachusetts Global, formerly 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.
If interested, please email Vanessa Ibanez for information.



 Program Overview

  • ​Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • All classes taught by practicing or veteran administrators
  • Cost is $7,900 if completed application is received by 4:00 PM on 5/20/2022, $8,200 if after, and includes textbooks, materials and vouchers for CalAPA exams
  • Master's option available for an additional cost (payment options available)

 Program Eligibility

  • ​Possession of a valid California clear teaching or service credential
  • Minimum of five full years' 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 each containing 3-4 classes with end-of-course paper/project (some sessions in person on Saturdays, usually in Rocklin, some online and occasional Monday evening)
  • Three performance task (CalAPA) courses
  • Communities of Practice meetings (2 per course)
  • Coaching Institute participation (3-day instructional coach training July 19-21, 2022) 
  • End-of-Year Exit Interview video
  • Faculty Mentoring

 Program Completion

  • ​Attend Saturday classes
  • Complete all assignments and learning labs for all six courses
  • Submit all three CalAPA cycles by deadlines
  • Participate in End-of-Year Exit Interview
  • Pay tuition in full by end of program
  • Must have completed five (5) full years of teaching and/or services experience by end of the program


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.

Email Vanessa Ibanez for information.

 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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Vanessa Ibanez

Staff Secretary

(530) 745-1492


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Melody Thorson

Director, Leadership & Learning Collaborative

(530) 889-5937




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