In April 2014, CTC Commissioners approved new regulations for programs dedicated to preparing candidates for a Clear Administrator Services Credential (CASC). The revised regulations are presented in the Clear Administrator Services Credential Program Standards (June 2014), available at: Administrative Services Credential Program Standards(2016)

Category I: Program Design and Coordination
Program Standard 1: Program Design and Rationale

Summary of the CASC Program:

  • The administrator induction program design includes an individualized, job-embedded, two-year program, with enrollment and initiation of coaching within 120 days of starting an initial administrative position.
  • The program is based on a sound rationale informed by theory and research, is primarily coaching-based, and includes personalized learning.
  • The induction program is built on competency indicators that support the program sponsor's final recommendation for the clear credential.
  • Various types of professional learning may be offered through formal and informal partnerships.
  • The program is designed so that candidate learning for the credential complements and integrates with her/his school and/or district goals.
  • It provides multiple opportunities for candidates to demonstrate growth and competence in the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL), also known as Program Standard 5.
  • Upon program completion, the Induction program sponsor certifies a candidate's ability to demonstrate the administrative and operational knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to effectively lead, manage, and improve educational organizations.
  • Assessment of candidate competence is grounded in the proficiencies expressed in Standard 5 of the Administrative Services Credential Induction Program Standards.

Questions and Answers

Practical Examples


Updated April 25, 2022