Commitment to one year of in-class instruction (154 hours)
Commitment to scheduled online chats for required online learning and guided fieldwork (77 hours)
Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the SCOE Conference Center (3661 Whitehead Street, Suite 100, Mather, CA 95655)
The End-of-Year Project and Presentation are based on job-embedded leadership practice.
The purpose of the End-of-Year Project is to put into action the concepts and standards from the coursework.
Job-embedded project develops leadership skills while meeting a specific district or school site need.
The Project Proposal is developed collaboratively with the participant, Executive Director, Faculty Mentor, District Advisor, and peers.
The End-of-Year Project is presented to a panel at the conclusion of the program.
Orientation session prior to the first course explains key concepts, requirements, and expectations of the program.
Participant Handbook provides details about coursework, fieldwork, online instruction, and policies and procedures.
Leadership Institute Team, Faculty Advisors, District Coaches and Online Principal-Coaches assist participants.
Upon successful completion of the coursework for the Preliminary Administrative Services Program, as well as passing scores on all three Cal APA Cycle Exams, participants' names will be submitted to the Administrative Services office at CCTC for either the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (if the participant has received an offer of administrative employment by a district).
Master's Degree in Applied School Leadership
Participants have the option of obtaining a Master's Degree in Applied School Leadership through the Leadership Institute in partnership with National University. This option requires an additional year of coursework (2-year program).
Units earned in the SCOE Leadership Preliminary Administrative Services Program are credited toward the degree, which requires an additional year of coursework.
The MA program takes place in both face-to-face and online settings.
Participants must decide to enroll in the MA program prior to the start of the Preliminary Administrative Services Program.
Cost of Master's Degree Program *
YEAR 1: $2,550 (Cost of 18 semester units earned for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program) ($425 x 6 courses)
YEAR 2: $5,616 (Cost of 12 semester units for Year 2 of the Master's in Applied School Leadership Program). ($1,404 x 4 courses)
If enrolling in the Master's Program, participants may apply for federal financial aid to pay for both the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program and the Master's Program. It is the participant's responsibility to pay the Leadership Institute directly for the program cost of $7,500 once loan disbursements have been sent to the participant.
Payment(s) are made directly to National University.
* Costs for the Master's Program are subject to increase.
Contact Kristen Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 228-2538 for more information.