Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, the commission shall issue a professional services credential with a specialization in administrative services to an out-of-state trained administrator who meets all of the following requirements:
(a) Possesses a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
(b) Successfully passed the basic skills proficiency test administered pursuant to Section 44252.5.
(c) Completed a teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, was issued an elementary, secondary, or special education teaching credential based upon that program, and served on that credential for at least three years.
(d) Completed an administrator preparation program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education and was issued an administrative services credential based upon that program.
(e) Submitted to the commission a minimum of two rigorous performance evaluations, one in each of the applicant's two most recent years of service as an administrator, upon which the applicant received ratings of satisfactory or better.
(f) Successfully served as a public school administrator for at least three years or successfully completed an individual program of professional development that included intensive mentoring, assistance, and support as certified by the employing school district.
(g) Submitted fingerprint cards and met the requirements of California for teacher fitness pursuant to Sections 44339, 44340, and 44341.
(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch 703, Sec. 4.)