Credential Programs

The Educational Leadership Department has two credential programs.  For more information on each credential please contact us at (657) 278-4023 or


Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

The PASC can be completed as part of our MS in Educational Leadership and Administration (MSEDAD) program or as a stand alone Credential.

  1. PASC with the MS in Educational Leadership and Administration (MSEDAD)

    • This path takes a total of five semesters. The PASC requirements will be fulfilled within the first four semesters of study. The MSEDAD will be fulfilled in the fifth term with successful completion of the final Master's project.

  2. PASC only

    • This path takes four semesters to complete.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that those interested in the PASC should apply for the MS in Educational Leadership and Administration degree. Coursework for both the MS and the PASC is the same, except for one additional course (EDAD 567-Project) taken in a fifth semester for completion of the MS. Students enrolled in the combined program are able to drop the MS (opt out of Project) if they wish. Those enrolled in the PASC only program may be unable to add the MS later.


Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC)

Note: CASC program is paused for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The CASC is stand alone Credential or can be take conjointly with our Doctoral of Education in Educational Leadership specialzation PreK-12 Leadership program.

California State University, Fullerton, has a fully accredited Clear Administrative Services Credential (formerly the Tier II credential) which is stand alone or embedded within the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in PreK-12 Leadership Program. Students may begin the CASC in the Fall semster.

CASC Information

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