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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Administrative Services Credential (ASC): Preliminary and Intern*

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John Borba, Ed.D., Program Coordinator

Office: DBH 348A
Phone: (209) 667-3260 or 3364 or (209) 648-3570

The Administrative Services Credential (ASC) is an advanced credential offered through the Department of Advanced Studies in Education .

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing 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 or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or 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. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from program coordinator.

Upon program completion, and five years of full-time certificated experience such as teaching, school counseling, school psychology, or other appropriate education experience, students will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility, which allows them to seek employment in an administrative position. When administrative employment is attained, the Preliminary ASC document is issued and the holder must meet the requirements for the Professional Clear ASC within five years.

Information on Administrative Services Credential

Note: Frequently, students obtain an advanced credential and the M.A. degree (especially in School Administration, since school districts may require its administrators to possess both). When seeking the advanced credential in conjunction with the M.A. degree, the student is subject to the regulations described on the appropriate M.A. degree page, as well as those which follow. When seeking an advanced credential only, the student is subject to the following regulations:


To be considered for admission to the Administrative Services Credential (ASC) program, the applicant must:

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Have at least a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 units earned.
  3. Possess a valid teaching or service credential.

Application Procedures

The applicant must:

  1. Complete the University Admission form including required transcripts of college/university coursework of the last 60 units.
  2. Submit program application and receipt for program application fee to the Department of Advanced Studies in Education Office.
  3. Submit a Letter of Sponsorship from Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director, or Principal to the department office.
  4. Submit proof of a valid teaching or service credential to the department office.
  5. Participate in, and pass, mock interview.
  6. Be fully admitted to the School Administration Credential program.

General Information

  1. Grade Requirements: Students seeking an advanced credential are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.0 while in the program. The minimum acceptable grade for a credential course is a C.
  2. Final Requirements: To obtain the required recommendation for the advanced credential from Stanislaus State, the student must:
    1. Complete all of the coursework required in the Credential program.
    2. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skill areas of the program.
    3. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for all coursework required for the credential.
    4. Hold a professional clear teaching or service credential.
    5. Have 5 years of successful full-time teaching or service.
    6. Submit a completed application to Credential Services (DBH 303) and make payment as directed. Be recommended for the credential by the Coordinator of the program.

Note: Early registration is strongly recommended. Limits are placed on class size; consequently, enrollment is not guaranteed.

Program Requirements:

Administrative Services Credential (ASC): Intern

The Administrative Services Credential (ASC): Intern 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 or county office of employment and continues the course work at the 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.

Administrative Services Credential (ASC): Preliminary

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, Grades Pre-K, K-12, and Adult Education.  The following courses are required in order to earn this credential at Stanislaus State:

(24 units)

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