The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential (formally tier II) is job-embedded, relevant to the day-to-day work of the beginning administrator, and flexible for meeting goals and professional development requirements. Current administrators throughout the state of California are eligible to apply and enroll.
The heart of the induction/clear program is delivered through one-on-one coaching throughout the state of California where each candidate is provided a university coach for mentoring of the candidate. Each coach is also a recently retired longtime school administrator who supports the candidate for eight quads of eight weeks each valued at one unit per quad — spread out over a two-year period. Together with a site mentor, the candidate and the university coach develop an individual growth plan based on the candidate’s competency assessment of knowledge, skills, and interests. The PLNU coach will meet with the candidate approximately five hours per quad at the workplace or off-campus location of mutual agreement.
The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential program is designed to facilitate the onsite reflective coaching induction and professional development of beginning administrators and fulfill the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requirements for the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential. The program utilizes a reflective coaching format that includes a minimum of 20 hours of onsite coaching by a university fieldwork coach/supervisor each year for 24 months. The 8-unit, four-semester program is centered on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs) and supports participants in clarifying and achieving the actual goals and tasks confronting them as beginning administrators. The program is also designed to work within the academic school year, with no classes held over the summer.
Note: All new administrators in the state are required to enter a CASC program within (60) days of becoming an administrator.
Why complete your CASC at PLNU vs. your county education office?
Our statewide program offers two elements that distinguish our program from that of your county office:
- You’ll be coached by a seasoned veteran administrator who will be able to provide expert guidance on the situations you’ll handle as a new administrator.
- With a total cost of $5,280, the CASC at PLNU is more affordable than the alternative program offered by most district offices in California.