The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) program at Concordia University Irvine offers an expedited route to secure an administrative credential apart from a master’s degree. Designed to prepare leaders in private or public K-12 education, this program equips aspiring administrators to gain knowledge in leadership best practices, facilitating community, and supporting growth. Completion of this 24-unit program will allow students to file through Concordia’s Credential Analyst for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Designed for working educators, courses can be completed fully online in 8-week terms. For students desiring a blended format of online and face-to-face instruction, courses can also be made available at our campus in Irvine or through special arrangement in regions requesting a partnership within their district.
Upon completion of the eight courses required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program, students who do not hold a master’s degree are eligible to apply to our MAED: Educational Administration program. Only two additional courses (6 units) will be required to earn the credential along with a master’s degree.