Courses in theory, administration and curriculum development prepare students to become an administrator in California K-12 public schools. Gain the competencies and meet the standards required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

In order to become an administrator in California K-12 public schools, candidates need to gain the competencies and meet the standards required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

The following courses are approved by the CCTC to attain a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or a Certificate of Eligibility.

The unit requirement ranges from 12 to 27, depending on the number of transferable units from other applicable graduate work. Students/Applicants will work with our Fieldwork and Advising office to review transcripts to determine which of the required preliminary credential courses need to be taken.

Candidates who have been recommended for an administrative appointment in a district may be eligible for an administrative internship, which would require registration in a one unit practicum course each term.

Certificate of Eligibility

Upon completion of the program students will apply for a certificate of eligibility. This certificate never expires and will enable the holder to apply for administrative positions.

Once employment is gained the student can then apply for the preliminary administrative services credential.

Credential candidates must have worked in a position requiring a preliminary teacher or service credential for five years prior to receiving the Certificate of Eligibility for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Once candidates acquire and administrative position, they can apply for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Masters Programs

For those applicants desiring to combine a master's degree in School Administration and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential please see Master of Arts in Education Programs.

Gainful Employment Information 

For programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, University of Redlands is required by the U.S. Department of Education to post the Gainful Employment (GE) required information (program information, completion rates, program cost, and median loan debt). To view this information please click here.

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