Administrative Services Credential (preliminary) Admissions (ELSIT)

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This credential authorizes the holder to serve as a superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, consultant, coordinator, or in other equivalent or intermediate level positions. It may be earned concurrently with the MA in Education concentration in Educational Administration.

Requirements may be met by successful completion of an accredited program offered by the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies, San Francisco State University. Upon completion of the program, the candidate will receive a Preliminary Administrative Services credential, or a Certificate of Eligibility credential if an administrator position is not yet secured. The Certificate of Eligibility authorizes one to seek initial employment as an administrator, but does not authorize actual administrative service.


Program Options

Students have the option of enrolling concurrently in the Educational Administration MA Admissions


Program Requirements

  • A valid basic California teaching credential or pupil personnel services credential, health services credential, or library services credential or designated subjects credential with a baccalaureate degree, or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential.

  • Fulfill the Basic Skills Requirement. 
  • A minimum of five years of successful full-time teaching or pupil personnel or health services, or library services experience (or combination) in public schools or private schools of equal status. Community college experience is not acceptable.

If taken concurrently with MA in Education concentration in Educational Administration the following additional requirements apply:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized/accredited institution

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary