The Educational Administration Certificate is designed to prepare California educators to earn the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) and become instructional leaders in a collaborative learning environment.
All of the courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and qualify students for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from the State of California. The State requires candidates for the credential to complete in-depth fieldwork with an administrative mentor under the supervision of a field supervisor and in collaboration with a school district. There is an additional fee for this program option due to the additional fieldwork.
12 of the 27 academic credits earned in the certificate program may later be applied toward Fielding’s Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Change degree.
The Educational Administration Certificate program requires active participation in learning community sessions, online work, and applied reflective practice, including:
- Six Core Courses with Guided Practice: During each of the three semesters, you meet with the other members of your learning community to study two integrated courses and engage in a guided practice of the concepts learned in your courses. Between the face-to-face meetings, you engage in online dialogue and independent and small group study.
- Professional Development Plan: You create a professional development plan which acts as your personal road map, guiding you through the program. Your plan is informed by your personal and professional goals, state teaching standards, and the five propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching.
- Portfolio: Throughout the program, you build a portfolio that is an ongoing demonstration of your personal, professional, and community growth. Your reflections are an important component of your portfolio along with artifacts from your classroom, school, or workplace.
- Capstone Research Project Design: Using your experiences in the coursework and guided practice, you design a project that you are passionate about and that will positively impact your local K-12 educational system. You design your project with support from your learning community and facilitators.