Credential Programs

The Educational Leadership Department has two credential programs.  For more information on each credential please contact us at 657/278-4023 or attend an Information Session.

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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

The PASC is linked to our MS in Education Administration.  In the Education Administration program  you are able to enroll three ways:

  • MS in Education Administration and PASC
    • This education path with take 5 terms the first 4 terms you will complete your PASC and the 5th term you will complete your final project.
  • PASC only
    • This education path with take 4 terms to complete the PASC.
  • Master's only
    • This education path with take 5 terms to complete your Master's degree.  Students who apply for this path have teaching expereince, but do not hold a teaching or service credential.  This program is intended for current teachers as many of the embedded fieldwork projects require a teaching enviroment



Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC)

The CASC is linked to our Ed.D. in P-12 Leadership program.

California State University, Fullerton, has embedded a fully accredited Clear Administrative Services Credential (formerly the Tier II credential) within the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program.  Students may begin their Clear Credential simultaneously with the Fall start of the Ed.D. program (apply for the program in the Spring prior to the Fall start date).

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*Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available within programs or departments.