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New Pathway to Educational Leadership

The University of La Verne LaFetra College of Education has a new pathway to educational leadership.

Last fall, the college launched its first Preliminary Administrative Services credential program cohort to help California educators meet requirements to work as an administrator, while providing a pathway to earn a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. The program is a twenty-four unit online one-year program that provides a series of leadership courses taught by successful education leaders, including superintendents and cabinet members.

Courses are based on the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSELs) and the integration of CalAPA exam content. Accredited through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) the program is comprised of six sequential courses with embedded fieldwork and CalAPA-focused support courses. The course curriculum is intentionally designed with a “learn by doing” framework. This model encourages leadership development through learning activities in school-based fieldwork commonly experienced by school site leaders.

Upon completion of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Coursework, students have the option to transfer units to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program. Interested students can apply to the master’s degree program and upon acceptance, complete an additional nine units (three courses) to complete the degree.

Live virtual information sessions for PASC are ongoing. The next one is scheduled for May 7.