Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Administrative Services Credential

The School Leadership Program at CSU Dominguez Hills provides the two CTC-required pathways for Administrative Services Credentials in California. These pathways prepare educators for leadership positions in elementary and secondary schools, and certain district level positions. The School Leadership program is comprised of two tiers. The first tier, the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, authorizes service in positions serving preschool, K-12, and adults.The second tier is for those holding a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and employed in an administrative position. Candidates are expected to enroll in this program, called the Clear Administrative Services Credential within 120 days of beginning service on their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (26 units)

Admission Requirements

  1. Five years full-time teaching experience in a public, or private school, or five years of experience in pupil personnel services.
  2. A 3.0 grade point average in the last 60 units of college work, a score of 500 or better on the MAT or a score of 300 or better on the GRE, General Aptitude Test.
  3. Have passed the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).
  4. Possession of a valid California Teaching Credential or Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
  5. Attendance at orientations and two confidential recommendations, one from the applicant's site supervisor.

Pre-Admission Disclosure for Academic Programs Leading to Licensure or Credentialing

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 from the College of Education Dean's Office: COE 1490 - (310) 243-3510.

Clear Induction Administrative Services Credential (14 units)

Admission Requirements

  1. Possession of a valid California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
  2. A position that is 100% out of the classroom, and requires a preliminary administrative services credential.


This credential authorizes the holder to serve as a superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, consultant, coordinator director, dean, instructional specialist, or in an equivalent or intermediate level administrative position.