Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) prepares candidates for leadership roles in public and private schools. The PASC program focuses on building vision for education, developing skills in communication and public relations, building community collaborations, serving communities of diversity, creating curriculum and instruction that leads to high achievement, and management of schools and budgets. Field experience is thorough and practical.

Upon successful completion of the program, five years of teaching experience, and completion of the CalAPA, candidates will be recommended for a Certificate of Eligibility with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Preliminary Credential will be issued when students complete five years of teaching experience and obtain their first position requiring an Administrative Services Credential. This credential is valid for five years, during which time it is expected the candidate will earn a Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential.

Required Courses

Course Code Title Units
ED 6120 Leadership in Vision and Change 3
ED 6135 Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision 4
ED 6144 Leadership in School Law 3
ED 6145 Leadership in Fiscal Management 3
ED 6150 Leadership in Communications, Public Relations, and Politics 3
ED 6160 Leadership in Organizational Management 3
ED 6190 Field Experience 1 1
ED 6290 Field Experience 2 1
ED 6390 Field Experience 3 1
ED 6700 Leadership in Diversity Issues in the Schools 3

PASC-MA in Education

The following courses complete the MA in Education:

Course Code Title Units
ED 6113 Foundations and Trends 3
ED 6100 Tests and Measurement 4
ED 6050 Research and Writing 3

“The M.A. and PASC programs at Simpson University gave me the knowledge and confidence to strive to become a school administrator. The program inspired me to try and be the best principal I can be for the teachers, students, and families in our community.”Amy Dunlap, Evergreen Elementary Principal, Yreka, Calif.

“I chose Simpson for my graduate studies because of the evening, weekend and summer class schedule which fit with my work schedule, and because of Simpson’s reputation for quality instruction and because the cost was comparable to other programs in the area. Upon completing my M.A. and PASC, I was hired as an administrator, and I have found that I was well prepared in my studies at Simpson. I’m grateful for my instructors who had experience in the field and knew what I needed to know and understand in order to be effective as an administrator. Each course included in my educational plan was critical in my preparation for this career. Thank you Simpson for quality instructors and effective instruction."Scotti Gleason, Shasta Meadows Elementary School Principal, Redding, Calif.

“Earning my teaching and administrative credentials as well as my M.A. from Simpson has been an investment that has repaid me many times over. The knowledge, skills, and professional connections I acquired in those programs have opened doors and allowed me to attain every professional goal I have pursued and have rewarded me with an exciting and fulfilling career in education.”Mark Telles, Gateway Unified School District Principal of Alternative Education, Redding, Calif.

“I have used my acquired skills and knowledge to develop curriculum, change a culture for the better, improve classroom instruction, and design new programs. For all this I was awarded the ACSA Alternative Education Administrator of the Year for 2011-12. Simpson’s program prepared me well. I have had continued support from the professors at Simpson. The team of educators that taught our group was exemplary. This program at Simpson University helped make me the successful administrator I am today.”Scott Yeager, Principal, Tehama County Office of Education

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