Clear Administrative Services Credential

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The clear credential induction program leading to the Clear Administrative Services Credential is based on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) standards. This advanced professional program for full-time administrators who already hold a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential offers individualized coaching, support, and assistance based on the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSELs). An Individualized Induction Plan (IIP) identifies each student’s performance expectations, professional development objectives, and learning activities. Artifacts that demonstrate student progress in meeting the IIP goals and professional development objectives are maintained in an electronic portfolio.

Throughout the two-year (four-term) program, advancement toward each student’s goals is assessed. A culminating assessment forms the basis for certifying that students have successfully met all professional development objectives in the IIP and have met the level of administrative competence to merit recommendation for the Clear Administrative Services Credential.

Candidates must enroll in the induction program within 12 months of the start of their initial administrative position. Candidates are required to begin coaching within 30 days of the program start. Candidates have five years, from the date of their initial administrative contract, to complete the Clear Administrative Services Credential.


EDUC 661Clear Induction Orientation3
EDUC 662Individualized Induction Plan Implementation and Professional Development I3
EDUC 663Individualized Induction Plan Implementation and Professional Development II3
EDUC 664Clear Induction Assessment3
Total Units12

Students enrolling in the program are required to register for EDUC 661 upon admission to the program. 

Students may apply for the credential upon successful completion of the program and provide a statement with supervisor and district signatures to verify the candidate has at least two years of full-time administrative experience under the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SHARED VISION: Education leaders facilitate the development and implementation of a shared vision of learning and growth of all students.
  2. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Education leaders shape a collaborative culture of teaching and learning informed by professional standards and focused on student and professional growth.
  3. MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Education leaders manage the organization to cultivate a safe and productive learning and working environment.
  4. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Education leaders collaborate with families and other stakeholders to address diverse student and community interests and mobilize community resources.
  5. ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: Education leaders make decisions and behave in ways that demonstrate professionalism, ethics, integrity, justice, and equity and hold staff to the same standard.
  6. EXTERNAL CONTEXT AND POLICY: Education leaders influence political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts affecting education to improve education policies and practices.