- I know I need to apply to the University as
well as the department, I started the Graduate application process
for the University, do I need really need Academic references
for the Graduate application? Or will references from my
director or coordinator be OK.?
program is a graduate-level program that leads to the MA
degree so we only accept those who have demonstrated competence
in academic rigor that'll be required. We also require
one recommendation letter from a practicing administrator, therefore,
your director or coordinator can certainly write one for you. Our
division staff will mail you an application package. Please
read the cover letter carefully for eligibility and requirements.
- What is the cost per semester/quarter?
The tuition fee was $1,206.75/quarter
as of Fall 06, subject to change.
- I will have 2 years with PPS Credential in June
2007 and I know the cohort program stats in Spring 2007. That means
I am a couple of months short. Will this mean I will not be able
to start the program in the Spring 2007?
Yes and No. If you're that close, we MAY admit
you, IF OTHER factors are assessed to be outstanding
from the application review and a seat is available.
- Are the requirements for the program
through the LAUSD cohort the same as the requirements if done without
All of our programs are offered through
a cohort model, i.e., you are admitted as a cohort member. If you
have a personal need to be flexible, such as slow pacing in the
program or unusual family or school responsibilities, etc, then
we make a special arrangement for you. In this case, you
will not belong to a specific cohort, however, you'll be assigned
to various cohorts depending on the classes being offered and
the classes you need. It may be necessary for you to skip
a quarter if we don't offer classes you need during the quarter
you want to take them. What I can tell you is that
we do our best to accommodate your special needs and help
you complete the program ASAP.
- I am interested in the Admin Credential program
that is being put together as a COHORT for LAUSD. The flyer I
received stated you had to have a teaching credential, but I have
a PPS credential. I
guess my question is, Can I still apply if I have the PPS credential
and MS in Counseling instead?
On the cover page of
the application package it should state, " California Professional
Teaching Credential or equivalent credential." PPS
is one of the equivalent credentials and the counseling experience
with the PPS is equivalent to the classroom teaching experience. So
if you have at least 2 years of experience with the PPS credential,
you'll be eligible.
- I am having some personal family problems
at this time and would like to withdraw from this fall quarter. I
understand that the drop process would have to be through Admin 146
and the department. I would like to start back in the Winter
quarter 2007, is that possible? What is the procedure? Would
I have to re-apply?
Since we don't have a new cohort in Winter 07, you'll
have to wait till Spring 07 to re-join the program.
If you let our division staff know,
they'll be more than happy to move your file to Spring 07 so
you don't have to submit the entire application package again. However,
you'll need to re-apply to the University, i.e., pay the application
fee and get another set of official transcripts for the University
Admissions Office. Please call the division office, 323-343-4330
to find out when the university application is due.
- At the time that I started working for
Los Angeles Unified Schools as a Speech and language Specialist
the CBEST was not required. Do I need to take the CBEST for entering
the Masters/credentialing program?
While the passing of the CBEST is a requirement
for admission to our program, you'll be wavered for that requirement
if the overall evaluation of all other admission criteria is
excellent, provided that you submit a documentation that you're
scheduled to take the CBEST within the next several months. The
CBEST is a requirement for ALL NEW credentials by the California
Commission on Teaching Credential, i.e., you'll be required to
submit a document of passing the CBEST when you complete our
program to apply for the Administrative Services Credential.
- How do I take the WPE and what's the
implication of not completing this requirement?
You can get more info about WPE from
the university website, /faculty/nganesa/MSIS/WPE.htm.
Below, I've copied a section re: exemptions to WPE for your reference. Most
of our students who graduated from another university are eligible
for the second exemption. If you can prove that Chapman
is an accredited college, you can ask the Associate Dean's office
to reconsider your case. Otherwise, if you must take
the WPE, the Schedule of Classes is available online through
You must satisfy the WPE requirement
before you can be advanced to the candidacy lest your graduation
filing may be delayed.
- I received a letter from the college
asking for a copy of CBEST score with the original score sheet. I
guess it for a purpose of confirming the writing score. However,
as I was looking for the original scores, I was only able to find
a copy of the score sheet. I probably sent the original with
another program that I attended years ago. So I took the copy
that I had to the university, and they told me that they need to
see the original. I told them that it is a copy from the original. So,
they finally told me that if I could talk to you about it then they
would accept the copy from me without looking at the original. Here
are my thoughts. Although I would love to order the original
copy of the test scores from the CBEST testing site, it costs $15
with 2-3 weeks of waiting time. Do I really need to go
and get the original copy?
Yes. The reason the
office is asking to see the original is because they had incidents
in the past with forged scored. The technology does wonders for our
life but when used by wrong people, it becomes very strong weapon
to destroy trust in the society. So resulted this policy
of checking the original scores in that office.
- When is the registration period?
The University informs you the assigned
registration period. You will need to pay the fees 3-4 days prior
to the beginning of the registration period in order to access
to the GET system.
- When do I get the registration info?
Our Division staff emails you the registration
information 5-6 weeks prior to the beginning of the registration.
If you do not receive the registration information, please call
the division office at 323-343-4330.
- I would like to do my fieldwork with
the supervisor who does not have a copy of his credential and can
only provide his credential number. Would that be a problem? Should
I find someone else?
Ask him to download
the credential info from the www.ctc.ca.gov.
have a new site supervisor who is expecting her administrative
credential to come in the mail any day. In the meantime, when she
prints out her "credential," she
gets verification that she has a Certification of Eligibility
for the administrative services credential. Is this sufficient
for a site supervisor?
The Certificate of Eligibility
- My supervisor and I have not officially
met although I have attempted to contact her several times. I
have e-mailed her the handbook and informed her of the program but
I haven't received any response from her yet. Do
you think I should try a different school instead?
It's your decision to
need to decide if this is a usual behavior pattern of this principal
or not. Remember, it's not the principal but you whose
grade depends on meeting the deadline.
- For the 5 hours of shadowing a student
with disabilities: Does it need to be the same student for
5 hours or can it be different students totaling 5 hours of observations? Also,
can the student be in an inclusion/RSP class or would you prefer
You can spend 5 hours
in any way you want. Also the purpose of this activity is for you to experience
the difficulties that the disabled students go through daily. If
you think shadowing a student in an inclusion/RSP class helps
you learn better, you can do so. When you make a decision
about learning opportunities in this program, reflect upon how
better you'll learn to prepare yourself to be a good educational
leader rather than how convenient the learning opportunities
the fieldwork class requirements,
it states "In two (2) doubled-spaced pages"......does this
mean to reflect on all 20 hours for each of your classes in two pages
double spaced or 2 pages for each individual task? For example,
in EDAD 566B, there are schedule of classes, substitute teachers,
teachers' union, and in-service training. I would write
2 pages of reflection for each or is it overall?
Yes, the reflection
summary is an essay you'll write at the end of the quarter, reflecting
on ALL the activities you've done. Keep in mind, you do NOT create
this essay, though. You only need to respond to the prompts
provided in the syllabus.
|Leave of Absences
- I am currently enrolled in the program.
Unfortunately, I am unable to keep up with the required classwork
and fieldwork at this time. I am going through some very difficult
family problems and I need to dedicate more time to my family.
not want to withdraw completely from the program. I really want
to stay in the program but I can not handle the workload at time
in my life.
You will need to fill
out a withdrawal form from the Division Office. Ask Betty or Karen in the
office for assistance. They can sign in for the instructor
and the advisor. Please explain the situation to your instructor
before you submit this form as a professional courtesy.
- Is it possible to still get my administrative
credential paperwork processed through the university even though
I graduated this past June? If not, where do I go to get it processed?
I'm assuming that you
did NOT apply for the credential during your last quarter before
you completed the program. If you have paid for the control card at the
beginning of the program, yes, you can process it through the
Office of Student Services within the seven years from the completion
of your program. If you have not paid for the control card,
you'll need to pay $65 at the cashier's office first. This office
is the only place where you can apply for the credential through
if you're planning to use our EDAD program to satisfy the training
option for the CCTC requirement.