This certificate is designed to prepare California educators to become instructional leaders in a collaborative learning community environment. All of the courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and qualify students for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from the State of California. The State requires candidates for the credential to complete in-depth fieldwork with an administrative mentor under the supervision of a field supervisor and in collaboration with a school district. There is an additional fee for this program option due to the additional fieldwork.
A portion of the credits earned in the certificate program may later be applied toward the EdD at Fielding.