Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential authorizes the holder to perform administrative services (such as certificated evaluation, student discipline, employee discipline, and instructional program evaluation and assessment) in California schools from Grades Pre-K, K-12, and Adult Education. The following courses are required in order to earn this credential at Stanislaus State:

EDAD 5801 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (4 units)
EDAD 5802 - School Personnel and School Finance (4 units)
EDAD 5803 - The 21st Century Principal (4 units)
EDAD 5804 - School Law (4 units)
EDAD 5805 - Community Participation in Schools (4 units)
EDAD 5806 - Practicum I (2 units) Fall
EDAD 5807 - Practicum II (2 units) Spring

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Checklist

Intern Administrative Services Credential

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Internship) Program allows school districts to appoint persons to administrative positions before they have completed the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. The Internship shall be for at least one semester. The intern is supervised by both the University staff and the school district of employment and continues the course work at University as required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The Internship credential is usually issued for a two year period; thus the intern must complete the approved institutional program within a two-year period or the period authorized by the credential.

Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential

The Professional Administrative Services Credential Program is not offered at California State University, Stanislaus. 


The default course format for the School Administration program is in-person/face to face. Courses are offered at satellite locations throughout our service region: Merced, Turlock, and Ceres. We do offer an online pathway that uses the following priorities for enrollment:

  • Candidates who live/work outside of the CSU Stanislaus service region.
  • Candidates who live/work in San Joaquin County.
  • Candidates who have extenuating life circumstances (program coordinator discretion)
  • All remaining seats are enrolled on a first come, first serve basis.

Priority enrollment only applies for applicants that meet the CalState application deadline.

Students interested in enrolling in the online pathway should email the program coordinator, Dr. Anthony H. Johnson.

Admission into programs leading to licensure or credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure or credential requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) and successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.

Professional licensure notification from the Chancellor's Office.

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential at California State University, Stanislaus is fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Updated: July 06, 2023