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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

School districts throughout the Bay Area are working with CSU, East Bay with the goal of developing leadership core within districts' teacher force and building capacity in our schools. Year 1 cohorts will be offered in a variety of locations starting Fall semester. With the course work offered within a district or at another geographically convenient location, this accelerated one-year program provides multiple leadership development opportunities. 

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For Fall 2020 Applicants: Due to the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Directive, application documents for Fall 2020 can be submitted via email to The documents need to be in pdf form. Please inquire with your sending institution for information regarding electronic transcript submission. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly from your institution to the Credential Office at  The Office of Graduate Admission must also receive official electronic transcripts. Your sending institution may email those transcripts to electronictranscripts@csueastbay.eduFor a list of required materials, please see the information below under the tab "Application Process." 

To begin the admission and application process for the University and Department, candidates must submit the following for consideration to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. These items must be submitted as a complete packet to the Credential Student Service Center, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Arts & Education Building, room 235, Hayward, CA 94542

  1. Fill out the department application: Department Application
    Filing period for applications for Fall 2020: January 22, 2020- May 31, 2020
    • Department application
  2. University Graduate Admissions Application on Cal State Apply and application fee
    • Complete the ONLINE university's application and submit the $70 university application fee
    • For your Major/Program Objective, select: Educational Leadership MS and also select the credential in the appropriate section.
  3. A current clear California teaching or services credential.

    A valid California clear or life teaching credential or Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Teacher Librarian Services Credential or Designated Subjects Credential with a baccalaureate degree, or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential, School Nurse or Speech Language Pathology Services Credential (see CTC CL-574C, 4/2017).

  4. A minimum of five years full-time K-12 teaching or service experience under a credential as verified by the CTC Verification of Experience Form. The form must be signed by district human resources or a credential personnel.
  5. Satisfactory completion of the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST)
  6. A minimum 3.0 GPA in university course work
  7. Three recommendation forms; at least one from an administrator.
  8. Statement of purpose
  9. Current Resume
  10. For the department file: submit one official final bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript
    • Note: If you graduated from CSUEB, CSSC will attempt to retrieve your final transcript, however, you will need to provide it if we are unsuccessful in doing so.
  11. For the university file: submit all official transcripts from all colleges/university's attended (Check the status of transcripts required in your MyCSUEB account which is activated after you submit the university application.)

Tuition & Fees information can be found here. (Please refer to the Graduate column.)

*For further program information, please contact Dr. Mari Gray at

Fall Semester:

EDLD 600 Leading for Social Justice and Equity in Urban Schools (4 Units)

EDLD 620 Educational Leadership for Equitable Resources (3 Units)*

EDLD 695 Fieldwork  (2 Units)

Spring Semester:

EDLD 610 Transforming Professional Learning to Support Equitable Student Outcomes (4 Units)

EDLD 625 Application of School Laws, Policies and Governance for Equitable Outcomes (3 Units)*

EDLD 696 Fieldwork (2 Units)

EDLD 690 Independent Study (1 Units)

Sample (Optional) Year 2 MS in EDLD course sequence:

Fall Semester:

EDLD 630 Collaborative Research for Equity (4 Units)

EDLD 635 Equity Research Design I (3 Units)*

EDLD 650 Critical Topics in Educational Leadership I (1 Units)

Spring Semester:

EDLD 693 Collaborative Research Project (4 Units)

EDLD 645 Equity Research Design II (3 Units)*

EDLD 690 Independent Study (1 Units)

* These courses are offered online/ hybrid so leadership students need only attend face-to-face class once a week.

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