The Administrative Services Credential 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.
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)
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.
Clear Administrative Services Credential
Graduate students who have completed the Preliminary Administrative Credential or are currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program can enroll with the Orange County Department of Education at any time to clear their Administrative Service Credential and fulfill their coursework requirements through CUI.