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The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential (formally Tier II) is job-embedded, relevant to the day-to-day work of the beginning administrator, and flexible for meeting goals and professional development requirements.

The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential program is designed to facilitate the onsite reflective coaching induction and professional development of beginning administrators and fulfill the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requirements for the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential. The program utilizes a reflective coaching format that includes a minimum of 20 hours of onsite coaching by a university fieldwork coach/supervisor each year for twenty-four months. The 12-unit, four-semester program is centered on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs) and supports participants in clarifying and achieving the actual goals and tasks confronting them as beginning administrators.

Expected Completion Time

24 months

Program FormatJob-embedded and online modules
LocationBakersfield
Mission Valley
Needed Units to Graduate

12

Program Start Date

Fall 2016:
Quad 2 - October 24, 2016

Spring 2017:
Quad 1 - January 9, 2017
Quad 2 - March 13, 2017

Summer 2017:
Quad I - May 15, 2017
Quad II - July 10, 2017

Not all programs offer entry for new students each quad, check with enrollment counselor for programs and start dates.

Cost

$610 (per unit) in San Diego & $595 (per unit) in Bakersfield for the 2016 - 2017 academic year

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Quality & Experience

Master of Teaching

The Center for Student Success and Career Development provides financial, academic, and career support for students, giving them the tools they need to be successful at PLNU and beyond.

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Important Dates

Program Start Date(s):

Spring 2017:
Quad I - January 9, 2017
Quad II - March 13, 2017

Summer 2017:
Quad I - May 15, 2017
Quad II - July 10, 2017

Fall 2017:
Quad I - August 28, 2017
Quad II - October 23, 2017

Application Date(s):

Spring 2017:
Quad I - November 29, 2016
Quad II - February 7, 2017

Summer 2017:
Quad I - April 3, 2017
Quad II - May 29, 2017

Fall 2017:
Quad I - July 17, 2017
Quad II - September 11, 2017

All applications submitted after this date will be reviewed based on availability of space.

Not all programs offer entry for new students each quad, check with enrollment counselor for programs and start dates.

The Selection Process

The educational context at Point Loma Nazarene University will challenge you to live a full life that integrates the pursuit of knowledge with beliefs, values, and actions. While honoring diverse perspectives and beliefs, PLNU integrates Christian values and principles into the educational experience. 

We understand that your application is not only a reflection of you as a student; it’s a reflection of you as a person. At PLNU, we holistically evaluate your academic history, work and life experience, background, and circumstances to determine admission into a graduate program. 

Your undergraduate GPA is an important piece of your application, but if you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 or higher, you may still be eligible for admission based on your application package as well as the exceptions policy per your particular program. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to contact your enrollment counselor, who will advise you regarding your qualifications and provide specific information about the admission-under-exceptions process.
 
To be admitted into PLNU's Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential program, you must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, as evidenced by an official transcript from an institution that indicates the completion of an undergraduate degree.
 
If you have any questions about your qualifications or the program in general, we encourage you to contact your enrollment counselor.

*Exceptions Policy: If you have below a 3.0 GPA in your baccalaureate degree you will need to speak with your enrollment counselor for more information on the exceptions materials needed for your particular program.

Application Checklist

*Note: The application is completed entirely online with the exception of transcripts, which can be submitted electronically or directly to PLNU, and test scores, which should be submitted electronically.

  • Submit online application for admissions (includes $50 non-refundable application fee—fee waived if applicant is one of the following: PLNU alum, current or former military and their dependents, or PLNU employee). 
  • Submit official transcripts with proof of earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. *If you have higher degree work, transcripts may be submitted but only the baccalaureate transcripts are required.
    • Official transcripts must be sent to: 
      Point Loma Nazarene University 
      Office of Graduate Admissions 
      3900 Lomaland Dr. 
      San Diego, CA 92106
    • Official electronic transcripts must be emailed to: gradprocessing@pointloma.edu
  • Submit personal essay: The essay should be 2-3 pages in length, double spaced.
    • Describe your professional career goals for the next five years.
    • Describe the variety of experiences that helped you determine these goals.
    • Explain what motivates you to work in California’s diverse schools.
    • Explain why you are applying to PLNU, a private Christian university.
  • Provide two professional recommendations–you will be asked to register your recommenders by providing their names, titles, and email addresses.

Exceptions Policy: If you have below a 3.0 GPA in your baccalaureate degree, you will need to speak with your enrollment counselor for more information on the exceptions materials needed for this program.

Financial Aid

The Center for Student Success and Career Development is committed to assist you throughout your educational journey. Your Student Success Advisor will walk you through your payment options, which may include federal student loans, grants, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, and the Tuition Installment Plan. We encourage you to reach out to your Student Success Advisor to learn about the financial opportunities available to you.
 
Ask about the TEACH Grant – For M.A. in Teaching, M.A. in Special Education, and M.A. in Education.

Types of Aid

Types of aid available for master’s degree students:

Potential sources of aid may include:

  • Federal student loans
  • Grants
  • Employer tuition reimbursement process
  • Military and veterans benefits
  • Tuition installment plan

Visit Graduate Student Financial Services for more information.

Still have questions? Our enrollment counselors are here to help.

List of Courses

GED 701 Coaching (Year One) - 3 units

This course utilizes assessments of leadership competency, mentoring, and university site-based coaching, development of an induction and a professional growth plan in collaboration with a district mentor and University Fieldwork Supervisor. The induction plan includes goals related to enhancing candidate competency in the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Graded Credit/No Credit.

GED 703 A, B, C (Year One) - 1 unit each

The 6 modules, 703 A-F are on-line work, seminars and coaching around the six standards.

GED 702 Coaching (Year Two) - 3 units

This course utilizes assessments of leadership competency, mentoring, and university site-based coaching, development of an induction and a professional growth plan in collaboration with a district mentor and University Fieldwork Supervisor. The induction plan includes goals related to enhancing candidate competency in the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Graded Credit/No Credit.

GED 703 D, E, F (Year Two) - 1 unit each

The 6 modules, 703 A-F are on-line work, seminars and coaching around the six standards.

Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential

Contact

San Diego 
Serina Scott
Enrollment Counselor
SerinaScott@pointloma.edu
(619) 563-2863

Bakersfield
Stephanie Meier
stephaniemeier@pointloma.edu
(661) 377-4721
(866) 861-4723