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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education offers a superior, innovative, educational credentialing program for current administrators needing to clear their preliminary credential. This program is designed to develop systems thinking leaders who know how to build capacity in their organizations to ensure equity and access for all students.
The CASC program delivers a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that integrates coaching and professional development over the course of two years. Professional development, delivered in a seminar format, is based on the California Professional standards for Education Leaders (CPSELs) and designed to develop proficiencies in these standards. Each participant is assigned a one on one coach. Coaches meet with participants bi-weekly guiding them through the development of the standards with ongoing self-assessment and reflection. Participants develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with specific goals and objectives that align with their job-embedded fieldwork. In addition participants attend eight professional development seminars over the two year period focused on practical implementation of the CPSELs and development of organizational leadership.
Statement of Intent 1-2 pages (12 pt. font, double spaced) sharing your leadership characteristics and your purpose for pursuing a leadership role
Two letters of recommendation, one from your immediate supervisor
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
Verification of administrative position from your HR department (Must be on employer letterhead and signed by your Superintendent, HR Asst. Superintendent or HR Director.)
Total program cost, $7500.00 with a registration fee of $75.00
The tuition can be paid at $3750.00 per year and paid in one lump sum or you may participate in our
payment schedule. Late payment fee applies.
Orientation session in August introduces program administration and coaches, also explains key information and expectations
Participants Handbook provides further details about requirements, expectations, policies and procedures
Leadership team and coaches are available to assist participants
Completion of all coaching requirements including meetings, ILP, and paperwork
Completion of ePortfolio with a passing evaluation score
Verification of two years of successful experience in a full-time administrative position
Completion of the LEAP Commission-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Induction Program based on Administrative Services Credential Program Standards
Upon successful completion of CASC participants will
receive a verification of completion letter that must be brought into
the Credential Services office at the Santa Clara County Office of
Education. At that time, a credentialing analyst will walk you through
the process of filing for your Clear Administrative Services Credential.
Credentialing Process - Next Steps on Clear Credential (Video)