Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

With an MA in Educational Leadership option

Prepare to take on the role of assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, as well as positions in fields including teacher leadership.

Upon completion of this 9-month program, you will be eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Quick Facts
Program Units
Average Duration
9 months
Hybrid (60% on campus, 40% online) with a part-time course load 
Course Availability
Weekend format (Friday evening, Saturday during the day). Four weekends per 11-week term.
Start Term
New students begin during the Summer term.
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
  • Santa Maria
  • Online
Program Costs

$2,500 scholarship available

Veteran's Benefits

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Program Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals, course work is completed in 9 months with 60% in class and 40% online instruction.
  • Weekend format (Friday evening, Saturday during the day). Four weekends per 11-week term.
  • Program offered at our main campus in Thousand Oaks and our satellite campuses in Online, Oxnard and Santa Maria.
  • Expert faculty of full-time professors and highly regarded practicing educational leaders.

Earn a Master of Arts Degree

Schools today need 21st-century leaders who are knowledgeable, reflective, and have the ability to work with a diverse array of constituents. They need administrative leaders who can promote the success of their students and ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

And with just nine additional credits you can earn a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.