Educational Leadership PASC 1

The Preliminary Credential program (PASC I) focuses on entry-level skills for effective administration with particular emphasis on the responsibilities of school site leaders. The program is 27 semester units and can be completed by taking classes in the Fall, Spring and then Summer semesters. The program is conducted in a cohort format in either late afternoons and evenings or on Friday evening and Saturdays meeting six or seven times a semester. A portion of some courses are also completed in an on-line format with students completing assignments and communicating on-line during the semester. In addition, each candidate enrolls in three units of fieldwork each semester. Fieldwork provides candidates the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained in the program at their own worksite or other sites in the community in order to gain practical experience in leadership and link theory and practice.