Admission Requirements

  1. Completed Admission Application
  2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a preferred GPA of 2.75 or above in undergraduate work and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in any graduate work.
  3. A Statement of purpose (double spaced, 1, 500 words) that includes an articulation of the following:
    • your reasons for entering teacher leadership as a profession
    • any personal or professional experiences and/or qualifications related to your intended field of study
    • your perspectives on the relevance and role of cultural competence in leadership
  4. Two letters of recommendation (on letterhead) from individuals qualified to objectively evaluate the candidate’s ability to succeed in graduate school and the potential to be a competent educator. Letters must be from individuals who can knowledgeably comment upon the candidate’s academic skills, employment/volunteer experience, leadership potential, and professional abilities.
  5. Resume
  6. Transcripts
  7. Proof of valid prerequisite California credential in teaching, pupil personnel, librarianship, health services, clinical services, or rehabilitative services. A minimum of three years of full-time experience is required for admission (five years required to be eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.)
  8. Proof of completion of the CBEST.

Additional Admission Requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

  • Proof of valid prerequisite credential as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • A minimum of three years of full-time experience in teaching and/or related services (five years of full-time experience are required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Certificate of Eligibility)
  • Verification of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) completion