Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program

Prepare to take on the role of assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, as well as positions in fields including teacher leadership.

Upon completion of this 9-month program, you will be eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


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Quick Facts
Program Units
Average Duration
9 months
Hybrid (60% on campus, 40% online) with a part-time course load 
Course Availability
Weekend format (Friday evening, Saturday during the day). Four weekends per 11-week term.
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
  • Santa Maria
  • Woodland Hills
2020-21 Cost

$790 per credit

$16,590 base cost

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Program Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals, course work is completed in 9 months with 60% in class and 40% online instruction.
  • Weekend format (Friday evening, Saturday during the day). Four weekends per 11-week term.
  • Program offered at our main campus in Thousand Oaks and our satellite campuses in Woodland Hills, Oxnard and Santa Maria.
  • Expert faculty of full-time professors and highly regarded practicing educational leaders.

Earn a Master of Arts Degree

Schools today need 21st-century leaders who are knowledgeable, reflective, and have the ability to work with a diverse array of constituents. They need administrative leaders who can promote the success of their students and ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

And with just nine additional credits you can earn a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.

Cal Lutheran is so well respected in the educational world. I knew my Master’s in Educational Leadership would be recognized and valued. And the program is challenging, inspiring and relevant.

Aileen Wall '13, M.A. in Educational Leadership, Preliminary Administrative Services Credential