The PASC program is designed for professionals who are seeking an administrative position in a school, district, or county setting, or for teachers who desire to expand their leadership capacity. PASC is a state-accredited program designed to provide candidates with the practical and research-based framework effective educational leaders need to meet the demands of the 21st-century learning environment. Program instructors are current or former site and district administrators who possess deep knowledge and understanding of effective instructional leadership and school management.


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Program Eligibility

  • Valid teaching or service clear credential, with at least 5 years full-time experience
  • Passage of CBEST examination

Program Review

  • Face-to-face seminars one weekend per month (24 days)
  • Online follow-up
  • Fieldwork (60 hours)
  • Small class sizes

Program Goal

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Optional Master’s Degree (and Doctoral pathway)available through an accredited university on completion of an additional year of coursework
  • Optional Extended Education credits available through an accredited university

Location of Classes

Santa Barbara County Education Office
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Program Cost

Payable in five installments throughout the year. Financing is available through the Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union. There will be an additional cost for books.