Department of Administration & Leadership
(Tier 2) Credential
This credential program is designed for California K-12 school administrators who hold a Preliminary Administrative Services (Tier 1) Credential in California. The curriculum offers opportunities for educational leaders to develop advanced knowledge, skills and research capabilities. This program requires a minimum of 36 quarter units of post-baccalaureate coursework and may include an equivalent of 12 quarter units of approved non-academic activities. This program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The 36 required units may be obtained from the following, as determined in consultation with the candidates Induction Team:
Induction and Assessment
Supervised Field Experiences/Induction
Supervised Field Experience/Assessment
Leadership in the Organization
Organizational Systems and Culture
Sociology of Education
Non-academic activities (120 clock hours)
Coursework electives (12 units)
Combination of the above
This credential program must be completed with a GPA of at least 3.50
Candidates also need to make application to the Department of Administration and Leadership and provide documentation of the following:
Possession of a valid Preliminary of Clear Administrative Services Credential
Current employment in an Administrative position in a California K-12 school
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
La Sierra University's administrative credential programs are approved by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing.
Combining your Credential program with a Degree program in Administration and Leadership
Individuals pursuing administrative credentials may incorporate credential requirements into a degree program.
This web page is for advisory purposes only, and although every attempt is made to ensure its accuracy, readers are directed to the Graduate Bulletin for official information. The Graduate Bulletin can be accessed online at http://www.lasierra.edu/academics/bulletin.html#grad