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Administrative Careers

If you're an educator ready to take on an instructional, programmatic, or site leadership role, becoming a school administrator may be right for you.

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Students deserve great schools with great leaders. Learn more about how you can prepare for an administrative position.

SDCOE Administrative Service Credentials

SDCOE offers both programs for both Preliminary Administrative Service Credentials (PASC) and Clear Administrative Service Credentials (CASC)

RISE Urban Principal Preparation (RISE UPP)

San Diego County Office of Education and RISE San Diego (a local nonprofit that fosters grassroots leaders) have partnered for three years to create a stronger pipeline for educators of color to bridge their career into leadership. We have created a one-year free fellowship that encompasses a summer intensive, ongoing weekend workshops, an equity coach, a faculty mentor, and a discounted (time and money) rate in our administrative credential program. The fellows are responsible to complete an Equity Action Research project rooted in Improvement Science. Prior Fellows have secured leadership positions across San Diego county.

Specifically, our fellowship addresses several issues of equity, they are multi-layered and complex.

  1. Through an intensive listening campaign, our students of color have requested accurate representation of school leaders. We have recruited school leaders that represent our local students.
  2. We have formed a POC educator learning network and have ensured that our two prior cohorts have secured administrative positions in our community.
  3. We are offering this one year fellowship that includes faculty from the universities, an equity coach, and a faculty mentor, along with many opportunities to attend professional conferences for free. We believe that in order to foster these leadership experiences we must also sponsor.
  4. Our fellows learn about equity consciousness and adaptive leadership, along with being responsible for an equity action research project rooted in improvement science. As fellows, they are able to learn how to change conditions for students within their local context and learn to have a continuous improvement mindset.

Coming to California from another state or country? Check out tips or strategies to help you navigate the requirements and processes.

One of your best resources is the SDCOE Credentials team for information on educator credentials, certificates, waivers, authorizations and fingerprinting.

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