Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

CTC Approved Program

RCOE is proud to announce the September 2017 launch of its new Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program, recently approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Our program was designed by a group of outstanding Riverside County educators dedicated to meeting the unique needs of our county’s aspiring administrators.

Next year is non-consequential.


To empower and equip administrators who both understand and embrace the challenges of educational leadership.


The RCOE PASC Program is grounded in the California Administrator Performance Expectations which describes what new administrators must know and be able to do as they become principals for the first time. It also features the integration of a world-class leadership model, Kouzes’ and Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, throughout the course work. The Five Practices address the question of how to do what needs to be done by Modeling the Way, Inspiring a Shared Vision, Challenging the Process, Enabling Others to Act, and Encouraging the Heart. Though leadership will be studied from many perspectives, Kouzes’ and Posner’s model will provide a common language for understanding leadership development across the county.

Another feature of the program is that it will be delivered using a hybrid model, blending face-to-face instruction with online learning. Candidates will meet one Saturday a month for 16 months, and then engage in online learning and assignments during the months between classes. The fieldwork for the program is also unique compared to many other PASC programs because rigorous fieldwork assignments are embedded into each class for practical, hands-on application of learning.

Finally, the RCOE PASC Program features a focused emphasis on excellence through equity in each course. The work of Randall and Delores Lindsey and others on cultural proficiency is integrated into coursework to ensure the practical application of equity principles in daily leadership practice.

Program Information

  • 16-month program, including a one-month summer hiatus in July.
  • Cohorts begin in September and January of each year.
  • Classes meet one Saturday per month with online and fieldwork assignments completed between classes.
  • Seven developmentally sequenced courses grounded in the CAPE:
    • Leading By Example: Who Am I?
    • Shared Vision: Where Are We Going?
    • Shared Leadership: Doing It Together
    • Instructional Leadership: The Work
    • Systems and Systems Thinking: Making It Work
    • Regulatory Leadership: The Law
    • Leadership Realities: Now What?
  • Completion of an online fieldwork portfolio, including three leadership observations.
  • Presentation of fieldwork and course learning at the conclusion of the program.

Program Cost: $7500, with a $500 non-refundable deposit, applied to program fees.

Program Eligibility:

  • Hold an active California clear or life teaching credential, Designated Subjects, Pupil Personnel Services, Teacher Librarian, Speech-Language Pathology Services, Clinical or Rehabilitative Services, or a School Nurse Services credential.
  • Submit all required enrollment documentation for the PASC Program to the Leadership Institute of Riverside County.

Application Deadlines: 

  • August 15th for the September cohort
    Note:  All applications received after that date may be assigned to the January Cohort.
  • November 30th for the January cohort

Application Requirements:

E-mail application and supporting documents to or JET/Mail to:

Cheryl Reynolds-Young
Leadership Institute of Riverside County
Riverside County Office of Education
3939 13th Street
Riverside CA 92502