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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, and Requirements. Services Credential with a Specialization in Administrative Services; Requirements for Candidates Prepared Outside California   

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(a) The minimum requirements for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential for individuals with five years of full-time teaching experience earned in another state are (1) through (7):

(1) A baccalaureate degree or a higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university;

(2) Completion of a teacher preparation program taken at a regionally-accredited college or university located in another state or approved by another state and completed through a local educational agency;

(3) Possession of a professional-level teaching credential issued by another state as defined in section 80413.3(c)(5) for a general education credential or section 80048.3.1(c)(5) for a special education credential;

(4) Verification of five years of successful, full-time experience teaching at a public school or private school of equivalent status located in another state;

(5) Completion of an administrator preparation program at a regionally-accredited college or university located in another state and possession of or eligibility for an administrative services credential in another state;

(6) Submission of an application form as defined in section 80001(b)(2); the application fee as specified in section 80487(a)(1); and fingerprint clearance as specified in section 80442; and

(7) Satisfy California's basic skills requirement as specified in Education Code section 44252(b).

(8) An individual who satisfies requirements (a)(1) through (a)(6), but has not satisfied the basic skills requirement listed in (a)(7) may apply for a one-year nonrenewable credential through a California public school employer or county office of education, as provided in Education Code section 44252(b)(4).

(9) A preliminary Administrative Services Credential issued on the basis of completion of requirements (a)(1) through (a)(7) shall be valid for five years from the issuance date established in section 80440 and will expire the first day of the following month as established in section 80493(a).

(b) The minimum requirements for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential for individuals with less than five years of full-time teaching experience earned in another state are (1) through (6):

(1) One of the following:

(A) A valid clear or life California teaching credential that requires a baccalaureate degree or a higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and a program or professional preparation, including student teaching or the equivalent; or

(B) A valid clear or life California designated subjects teaching credential in adult education, career technical education, vocational education or special subjects as specified, provided the applicant also possesses a baccalaureate degree or a higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university; or

(C) A valid clear or life California services credential in pupil personnel services, health services for school nurse, teacher librarian services, or speech-language pathology or clinical or rehabilitative services requiring a baccalaureate degree or a higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and a program of professional preparation, including field work or the equivalent;

(2) Verification of one of the following:

(A) Five years of successful, full-time experience teaching at a public school or private school of equivalent status located in California and/or another state;

(B) Five years of successful, full-time experience in the fields of pupil personnel, school nurse, teacher librarian, or speech-language pathology or clinical or rehabilitative services at a public school or private school of equivalent status located in California and/or another state;

(C) A combination of (A) and (B) equal to five years.

(3) Completion of an administrator preparation program at a regionally-accredited college or university located in another state and possession of or eligibility for an administrative services credential in another state;

(4) Submission of an application form as defined in section 80001(b)(2) and the application fee as specified in section 80487(a)(1);

(5) Verification of an offer of employment in a full- or part-time administrative position from an employing agency as defined in section 80054(g)(1); and

(6) Satisfy California's basic skills requirement as specified in Education Code section 44252(b).

(7) An individual who satisfies requirements (b)(1) through (b)(5), but has not satisfied the basic skills requirement listed in (b)(6) may apply for a one-year nonrenewable credential through a California public school employer or county office of education, as provided in Education Code section 44252(b)(4).

(8) An individual who satisfies requirements (b)(1) through (b)(4) and (b)(6), but does not have an offer of employment as specified in (b)(5), shall apply for a Certificate of Eligibility which verifies completion of all requirements for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential and allows the holder to seek employment.

(9) A preliminary Administrative Services Credential issued on the basis of completion of requirements (b)(1) through (b)(6) shall be dated as follows:

(A) If the prerequisite teaching or services credential listed in (b)(1) is valid for five years or less from the issuance date of the preliminary Administrative Services Credential, the preliminary credential shall be valid from the issuance date established in section 80440 and will expire on the expiration date of the prerequisite credential as established in section 80493.

(B) If the prerequisite teaching or services credential listed in (b)(1) is valid for more than five years from the issuance date of the preliminary Administrative Services Credential, the preliminary credential shall be valid for five years from the issuance date establish in section 80440 and will expire the first day of the following month as established in section 80493.

(c) The minimum requirements for the clear Administrative Services Credential for individuals who qualify on the basis of subsection (a) or (b) are:

(1) Possession of a valid preliminary administrative services credential;

(2) For individuals who qualify via subsection (b), possession of a valid teaching or services credential as specified in (b)(1);

(3) Verification of two years of successful, full-time administrative experience with an employing agency as defined in section 80054(g)(1) earned while holding the preliminary administrative services credential;

(4) Completion of one of the options provided in subsection (d)(3)(A), (d)(3)(B), or (d)(3)(C) of section 80054;

(5) A completed application form as specified in section 80001(b)(2) and the application fee specified in section 80487(a)(1); and

(6) For an individual who completes a program as specified in subsection (d)(3)(A) or (d)(3)(B) of section 80054, verification of completion from a Commission-approved program as specified in Education Code section 44227(b) and accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code section 44373(c). An individual who passes the assessment specified in subsection (d)(3)(C) of section 80054 may apply directly to the Commission.

(7) A clear Administrative Services Credential issued on the basis of completion of requirements (c)(1) through (c)(5) shall be dated as follows:

(A) For an individual who qualified for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential on the basis of completion of the requirements specified in subsections (a)(1) through (a)(7), the clear credential shall be valid for five years from the issuance date established in section 80440 and will expire the first day of the following month as established in section 80493(a).

(B) For an individual who qualified for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential on the basis of completion of the requirement specified in subsections (b)(1) through (b)(6), the clear credential shall be dated as follows:

1. If the prerequisite teaching or services credential listed in (b)(1) is valid for five years or less from the issuance date of the clear Administrative Services Credential, the clear credential shall be valid from the issuance date established in section 80440 and will expire on the expiration date of the prerequisite credential as established in section 80493(b).

2. If the prerequisite teaching or services credential listed in (b)(1) is valid for more than five years from the issuance date of the clear Administrative Services Credential, the clear credential shall be valid for five years from the issuance date established in section 80440 and will expire the first day of the following month as established in section 80493(b).

(d) The minimum requirements for the clear Administrative Services Credential for individuals with out-of-state teaching and administrative experience are:

(1) A baccalaureate degree or a higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university;

(2) Completion of a teacher preparation program taken at a regionally-accredited college or university located in another state or approved by another state and completed through a local educational agency;

(3) Possession of a professional-level teaching credential issued by another state as defined in section 80413.3(c)(5) for a general education credential or section 80048.3.1(c)(5) for a special education credential;

(4) Verification of five years of successful, full-time experience teaching at a public school or private school of equivalent status located in another state:

(5) Completion of an administrator preparation program at a regionally-accredited college or university located in another state and possession of or eligibility for an administrative services credential in another state;

(6) Verification of three years of successful, full-time experience in an administrative position at a public or regionally-accredited private school located in another state or successfully completed an individual program of professional development that included intensive mentoring, assistance, and support as certified by the employing school district;

(7) Performance evaluations from the last two years of the verified out-of-state administrative experience;

(8) Submission of an application form as defined in section 80001(b)(2); the application fee as specified in section 80487(a)(1); and fingerprint clearance as specified in section 80442; and

(9) Satisfy California's basic skills requirement as specified in Education Code section 44252(b).

(10) An individual who satisfies requirements (d)(1) through (d)(8), but has not satisfied the basic skills requirement listed in (d)(9) may apply for a one-year nonrenewable credential through a California public school employer or county office of education, as provided in Education Code section 44252(b)(4).

(11) A clear Administrative Services Credential issued on the basis of completion of the requirements (d)(1) through (d)(9) shall be valid for five years from the issuance date established in section 80440 and will expire the first day of the following month as established in section 80493(a).

(e) An Administrative Services Credential issued pursuant to this section authorizes the services specified in section 80054.5.

(f) The following definitions apply to the terms used in this section:

(1) ‘Full-time teaching or services experience' shall mean a minimum of four hours a day, unless the minimum statutory attendance requirement for the students served is less. Experience must be on a daily basis and for at least 75% of the school year. Experience may be accrued in increments of a minimum of one semester. No part-time employment will be accepted. Teaching experience may not be combined with other school employment to satisfy (a)(4) or (d)(4). Teaching experience and experience in one or more of the services fields specified in subsection (b)(2)(B) may be combined to satisfy (b)(2). Experience earned outside California must be verified on the official letterhead of the out-of-state employer or employers by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of personnel, or director of human resources by which the individual was employed. Experience from outside the United States will not be considered.

(2) ‘Full-time administrative experience' as used in (d) shall mean serving as an administrator a minimum of four hours a day, unless the minimum statutory attendance requirement for the students served is less. Experience must be on a daily basis and for at least 75% of the school year. Experience may be accrued in increments of a minimum of one semester. No part-time or combination of administrative service with other school employment will be accepted. Experience earned outside California must be verified on the official letterhead of the out-of-state employer or employers by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of personnel, or director of human resources by which the individual was employed. Experience from outside the United States will not be considered.

(3) The term ‘state' as used in this section means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(4) Performance evaluations:

(A) The effectiveness areas on the performance evaluations must include, but are not limited to, all of the areas, 1. through 4., below. If these areas are not included in the evaluations, the individual may submit a supplemental letter on the employer's letterhead and signed by the superintendent or his/her designee.

1. Demonstration of leadership skills;

2. Verification of leadership in program implementation and instructional practices;

3. Implementation of effective procedures for smooth operations of the school; and

4. Evidence of self-motivation, continuous professional development, and the updating of skills in administration.

(B) Performance evaluation ratings must be satisfactory or better.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225

Reference:

Education Code 44227(b)

Education Code 44252(b)

Education Code 44270

Education Code 44270.1

Education Code 44270.3

Education Code 44270.4

Education Code 44270.5

Education Code 44372

Education Code 44373

Education Code 47605

Education Code 56365

Education Code 56366

(Added by Register 2015, No. 30.)