Program Standards

Administrative Services Credential Standards Booklet (2016)

Guidance for program sponsors in both designing and implementing an Administrative Services Credential program are captured in one location in this booklet.  Containing the program preconditions, content expectations, performance expectations, the 2013 preliminary program standards, the 2014 clear induction standards and glossaries for both programs the booklet also offers contextual information and graphic aids to help understand program requirements.

 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Preparation Program

As of fall 2015, California has 59 institutions that offer a Commission approved preliminary administrative preparation program  for aspiring education leaders, with 21 of them offering programs with an intern pathway as well.  A list of these entities can be found on the CTC website.

All preliminary administrative programs transitioned to new adopted standards as of September 1, 2015.  Candidates who enrolled in a program based on the 2001 preliminary/Tier I program standards before August 31, 2015 have until September 1, 2018 to complete that program.  Anyone entering a program after August 31, 2015 must complete a program based on the 2013 program standards.

The final step in the transition process will be participation in Program Review, with due dates according to an institution's Accreditation color cohort. Additional details are provided in PSA 16-07.  A technical assistance PowerPoint is available.

 

Clear Induction Administrative Services Credential Preparation Program

As of spring 2016, California has 45 Commission adopted clear induction programs for the state's new administrators. All education administrators have five years (the life of their preliminary credential) to complete the program that earns their clear credential. Additional information on the waiver of the requirement to enroll in a program within 120 days of starting a first administrative position, see PSA 16-01.

Candidates who enrolled in a program based on the 2001 clear/Tier II program standards before June 30, 2015 have until July 1, 2017 to complete that program.  Anyone entering a program after June 30, 2015 must complete an induction program based on the 2014 program standards.

The final step in the transition process will be participation in Program Review, with due dates according to an institution's Accreditation color cohort. Additional details are provided in PSA 16-07.  A technical assistance PowerPoint is available.

 

Support and Guidance for the development and implementation of Clear Induction Programs:

This website offers programs information on and ideas for each of the clear induction standards. Developed through a collaborative effort of California's administrative services practitioners and educators, this site presents answers to frequently asked questions, program design considerations, ideas on training for key personnel, and possible activities, forms and practices to use.

California Professional Standards for Education Leaders

CPSEL Companion Booklet: California Professional Standards for Education Leaders 2014

The CPSEL are the standards against which clear credential candidates are measured to indicate sufficient mastery of the clear induction program content.  A full copy of the standards, their elements and sample indicators can be found in this booklet.  

Descriptions of Practice

Moving Standards into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practice, Second Edition

Enhancing the usefulness of the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) this booklet illustrates what individual elements within each of the six CPSEL look like across a continuum of practice. Each continuum, ranging from practice directed toward the standard to practice exemplifying the standard, provides common concepts, language, and examples for a given leadership element. The continuum can be used for a variety of purposes, including developing credentialing criteria and assessments, planning leadership preparation, induction, professional learning or coaching, and clarifying performance expectations. Download the recently updated Moving Standards into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practice, Second Edition.  

California Administrator Performance Assessment: CalAPA

The Commission has authorized the development of a required performance assessment that will be embedded into the preliminary program design of each preliminary preparation program.  In March 2016, the Executive Director convened a panel to help develop the assessment.  The panel will be meeting monthly from April-October and bimonthly for the following 18 months, with full implementation of the assessment by the 2018-19 school year.

CalAPA Design Team

Transitioning to New Standards:  Program Review

The final step in transitioning to the new program standards will be required participation in ASC Program Review Technical Assistance.  A note-taking guide/organizational tool is available as well as the Course Sequence Matrix for Preliminary programs' Exhibit 5.1.  Submissions are due by December 30, 2016 from members of the Red, Green, Indigo and Violet cohort groups. 

Updated March 20, 2017