Credentials & Certificates

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Programs Offered:


Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Regulations, policies, and procedures governing the program for the Preliminary Administrative Services credential, available from the division office, were developed in accordance with guidelines developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  The program is based on a set of competencies necessary for successful performance as a California school administrator.

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Professional Administrative Services Credential

The purpose of the program is to provide education and training for new administrators.  The program is based on a set of competencies considered necessary for successful performance as a California school administrator.  The credential licenses holders to perform all administrative and supervisory services in grades prekindergarten-12 in California public or private schools.

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Certificate Program in Computer Applications and Schools

The credit certificate program in Computer Applications and Schools is designed to prepare teachers to use computers in their classrooms and to take leadership roles in their schools.  Those who complete the program will be prepared to teach  students about computers; to incorporate computers in their instruction; to select and modify instructional software; to evaluate and select hardware; to create multimedia and hypermedia and to use computers to manage classrooms and schools.  Completion of this credit certificate program requires 28 units in core and elective courses with a minimum B  (3.0) average.  Refer to the Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Study: General Information chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.

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Certificate Program in English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)

This program is designed to prepare students to teach English as a second language (ESL) in post-secondary settings in the U.S. or to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad.  Specifically, the program is designed for (A) students who hold a master's degree in a discipline other than ESL or applied linguistics and wish to be certified to teach ESL in a community college or university and (B) students who plan to teach EFL abroad.

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Graduate Certificate Program in Teachers of English Learners

This certificate offers an option for prospective and current teachers who want to augment their skills for teaching English Learners. Certificate requires a minimum of 16 units.

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Certificate Program in Online Teaching and Learning

The Certificate Program in Online Teaching and Learning is designed to meet the growing needs of online educators in a wide variety of teaching sectors like K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, community college professors, non-profits, governmental agencies and businesses that develop online training programs. The program is designed for both experienced trainers and educators and those interested in entering the field of online teaching and learning. Certificate requires a minimum of 16 units.


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