Other School Personnel Credentials

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Administrative Services. The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program for education professionals is designed for candidates seeking a career as a public school administrator. The PASC Program provides the foundations of educational leadership necessary to qualify for a Clear California Administrative Services Credential granted through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The preliminary administrative credential authorizes the holder to serve as an assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, coordinator, or other equivalent level administrator in California public schools. This credential holder can provide administrative services for grades K-12.

School Psychology. Offered through the Psychology Department, work leading to the school psychology credential is offered in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Psychology, Option in Applied Psychology. This program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Language, Speech, and Hearing. Offered through Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services authorizes the holder to serve in public schools as a language, speech, and hearing specialist.

Licensure and Credentialing

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. 

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states' educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state's requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 §CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).