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PASC Program Courses and Curriculum

​​​​The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program is a 17-month program that requires the completion of 21 units of coursework. 

PASC Program​ students complete seven rigorous courses that develop the necessary leadership competencies in vision and culture, instructional leadership, school improvement, community relationships, professional learning, organizational and systems leadership, and program evaluation.  

Coursework includes relevant application of learning through fieldwork experiences that provide practical opportunities to understand the real-life experiences of effective instructional leaders. Students may also elect to earn a Master of Arts in Education, Administration and Supervision through our partnership with the University of Phoenix, by taking an additional 13 credits upon completion of the PASC Program.

SDCOE's District and School Improvement unit has developed a unique, integrated curriculum that clearly defines a systems thinking instructional leader. The Systems Leadership Framework shown below is woven together throughout the PASC Program curriculum and anchors student learning to ensure a deep understanding of how systems leaders build healthy, equity-centered organizations. 

​Contact Program Administrative Assistant Sylvia Padilla​ at 858-569-​5373 with questions or to request additional information. ​