Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
(PASC) Program at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
is designed to prepare experienced educators for the challenges of
school leadership. The credential allows you to serve in a variety of administrative roles, which may include principal,
assistant principal, program manager, coordinator, and others depending on your
district. Gaining your PASC will expand your opportunities as an educator. Our innovative,
competency-based program combines high-quality instruction and leading-edge
research with contextualized fieldwork experiences that prepare you to be an
effective educational leader.
Rigorous Blended Learning Program
The PASC Program makes a significant contribution to the San Diego region by preparing school leaders and educational administrators who are capable of attaining the level of effectiveness needed to produce high-performing schools in this increasingly challenging role. We partner with area superintendents whose voices inform the design of a rigorous and relevant program that is responsive to current leadership needs throughout the county. PASC Program students attend classes in an engaging cohort model through a blended learning environment with both online and face-to-face settings. In-person sessions take place on Saturdays, typically once a month.
Upon successful completion of this 17-month program, PASC program students will obtain the state of California's Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Students are also eligible to pursue a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership through our partnership with the High Tech High Graduate School of Education or a MA in Education Administration and Supervision through our partnership with the University of Phoenix.
Competency-based Guarantee with Expert Instruction
The PASC Program features a comprehensive leadership curriculum
grounded in a commitment to equity and service, and aligned with the
California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPE). Our course
instructors have all served as successful school principals and
have been recognized as effective leaders. In their current role with
SDCOE, instructors maintain current knowledge and leadership practice through
ongoing support and services in local schools and districts.
- Certification of all state Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC) requirements is accomplished through the 17-month program
- Aligned with the CAPE
- Program cost is $7,900, plus a one-time, $300 technology and materials fee.
Have questions or need more information? Contact:
Sylvia Padilla, Program Administrative Assistant