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Administrative Services

(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.

Course Requirements


The 36 required units may be obtained from the following, as determined in consultation with the candidates Induction Team:

Induction and Assessment  

EDAD 697a   Supervised Field Experiences/Induction3
EDAD 697bSupervised Field Experience/Assessment   3


EDAD 687   Leadership in the Organization3
EDAD 688Moral Leadership3
EDAD 695Organizational Systems and Culture   3
EDFO 606Sociology of Education3
Electives 6

Optional Elements

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

Other Requirements

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


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