Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)


Application Open

October 1, 2022


Fall 2023

Course Duration

1 Year (2 Semester) / 2 years (optional)

Program Completed

Credential (1 Year) / MS (2 Year optional)


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 are offered in a variety of locations starting in the 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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Program Features

  • Complete coursework for PASC in just two semesters
  • Individualized coaching from a veteran educational leader
  • Option to continue in MS and/or Clear Induction Administrative
  • Services Credential Program for new administrators
  • One synchronous class and two asynchronous online classes each semester, or six courses altogether.

Bay Area school districts collaborate with the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Allied Studies at Cal State East Bay to further develop the capacity of their employees to better serve students. Our program consists of a field-based academic program leading to a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) in two semesters. With the coursework offered within a district or at another geographically convenient location, this one-year program provides multiple leadership development opportunities. Students have the option of continuing for a second year to complete a Masters in Educational Leadership.

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 694 Transformation through Community Solidarity (1 Unit)

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)*

Spring Semester:

EDLD 693 Collaborative Research Project (4 Units)

EDLD 645 Equity Research Design II (3 Units)*

EDLD 694 Transformation through Community Solidarity (1 Unit)

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


To be considered for admission, applicants must submit two applications, one to the Department of Educational Leadership and one to the University. The application filing period for Fall 2023 is October 1, 2022 through June 1, 2023.


    1. Department Application

      Submit the $25 application fee.

    2. Upload the following required documents as part of your application:

      1. A current clear California teaching or services credential. Print this from the CTC website.

      2. Verification of Experience Form, verifying a minimum of five years full-time K-12 teaching or service experience under a credential. The form must be signed by a district-level human resources representative or a credential official.

      3. Satisfactory completion of the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST); submit a copy of your score report.

      4. Three Recommendation Forms; at least one from an administrator

      5. Statement of Purpose Form

      6. Current resume

      7. A PDF of your Cal State Apply submission confirmation page.

    1. University Graduate Admissions Application

    2. Set Degree Goal to Second Bachelor’s Degree and Graduate.

    3. To add program, select:

      East Bay Graduate: Educational Leadership MS (this option includes the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The second year of the MS degree is optional.)

    4. Submit the $70 university application fee.

    5. Submit all official transcripts from all schools attended, including community colleges. (Check the status of required transcripts in your “MyCSUEB” account which is activated after you submit the university application.)

Dr. Mari Gray

Credential Student Service Center