Spring 2021 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jul 01, 2022  
Spring 2021 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clear Administrative Services Credential

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Program Description

The Clear Administrative Services Credential program builds upon the preliminary administrative credential and prepares school administrators to establish and sustain a vital learning community that supports powerful teaching and learning for the success of all students. This is an evidence-based program. Candidates develop a plan for their graduate level coursework and fieldwork, building on the evidence of prior knowledge, skills, and dispositions that they bring into the program. This program is aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs).

All instructors are veteran school leaders with decades of experience as principals and district office administrators. Their background and experiences are diverse and include schools and districts with special needs in Title 1, Program Improvement, Curriculum Audits, diverse demographic, language and socio-economic populations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Candidates who complete the Clear Administrative Service Credential program will be able to:

Equip: Promote the success of all students by:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the greater political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context;
  • Responding to and influencing the greater political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context; and
  • Demonstrating the development of professional leadership capacity.

Transform: Promote the success of all students by:

  • Responding to diverse community interests and needs;
  • Collaborating with families and community members;  and
  • Modeling a personal code of ethics.

Empower: Promote the success of all students by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that  is shared and supported by the school community; 
  • Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff development and growth; and
  • Ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the University

Candidates are eligible to be considered for the Educational Leadership programs when the following conditions are met:

  • Application;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation;
  • Application fee;
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a baccalaureate or higher-level degree from an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting association;
  • Overall university grade-point average (GPA) of 3.000 or better on a four-point scale - a cumulative GPA of 3.000 alone does not guarantee acceptance into the program;
  • Submission of CBEST or equivalence;
  • An interview with the area Program Admissions Chair;
  • Formal acceptance to PLNU as a student.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Verification and Passage of the CBEST (credential students)
  • Writing sample indicating graduate level writing ability. Writing sample should be in the form of an essay and respond to the following prompts:
    • Describe your professional career goals;
    • Describe the experience that helped you determine these goals. You may want to include multi-cultural and professional experiences; and
    • Explain why you are applying to a Christian graduate program.
  • Verification of Experience (clear credential candidates only)
  • Verification of teaching and/or administrative credentials held

Required Courses for the Clear Administrative Services Credential

Credential Total: 12 Units

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