2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership: Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program

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Cal Poly Humboldt’s Educational Leadership Program (EDL) is designed for teacher leaders interested in improving education locally as well as globally. The EDL Program will enhance educators’ skills and knowledge base while preparing them to lead the way towards school improvement and increased student performance. This cohort model is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy educators through a blend of classroom, online, and video-conferencing instruction. Candidates who wish to earn their California Administrative Services Preliminary Credential will also complete elementary or secondary fieldwork as required by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Instruction is delivered by local educational leaders, veteran school administrators, and guest presenters who represent the best within their field.

Program Admission Requirements

Those seeking admission to the program must submit the following documents to the program leader/coordinator:

  • a completed application for admission to the program;
  • a copy of a valid teaching or pupil personnel services credential;
  • participate in an admission interview with the program leader of the Educational Leadership Preliminary Administrative Credential Program;
  • two letters of recommendation for admission into the Educational Leadership Program: one from the student’s current supervisor and one from another administrator;
  • documentation of having completed four years upon entry - and (for candidates seeking a California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential), by completion of credential requirements, five years - of successful, full-time teaching or pupil personnel experience in public or private schools; and
  • transcripts verifying a university grade-point average of 2.75 on the last 60 semester units.

Required Courses

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 (with no grade lower than a C-) in the following courses:

Fieldwork Courses and Seminar

Candidates seeking to obtain a Preliminary Administrative Credential must document that a district is willing to support the candidate’s fieldwork by completing a fieldwork plan sheet with approval signatures from district and university supervisors; successfully complete the California Basic Education Skills Test; and successfully complete the following;

Program Leader

Kenny Richards, Ed.D.
Harry Griffith Hall 220


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