University Admission Procedures
Admission to the University is required before a student can be formally admitted to the Administrative Services Credential Programs [Tier I and Tier II]. Admission begins with your application to CSU Mentor and your presentation of transcripts from the institutions of higher education from which you received your bachelor's degree and your teaching credentials.
Transcripts should be mailed to:
Admissions and Outreach Office at Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave,
Pomona, CA 91768
Tier I Program Admission Procedures
In addition to and concurrent with University admission, Tier I candidates need to apply for admission to the Tier I Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. This is done by completing an Administrative Credential Application Packet (ACAP) which you can find here. The ACAP packet includes three letters of recommendation pertaining to the candidate's leadership potential, copies of valid teaching credentials, proof of CBEST passage, verification of a minimum of five years of successful fulltime teaching and a 3.0 GPA for the candidate's most recent 90 units of university/college work. Both the University and Tier I Program admission procedures are summarized on the "Two-Step Admission Procedures Chart" available in the Student Resources section of this website.
The Administrative Intern Program
Candidates also have the option to participate in the Administrative Intern Program at the request of your participating school district. The candidate must be actively enrolled in the Tier I Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program and must have an offer of employment from the participating district. The District must then enter into a contract with the Program Advisor who stipulates the conditions under which the District and the Program Coordinator will supervise and assist the Intern in meeting the Program's requirements.
Follow-Up to the Tier I Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
Upon completion of the Program requirements, Tier I candidates earn the Certificate of Eligibility which enables the candidate to seek an administrative position. Once hired, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing will issue the Tier I Preliminary Administrative Services Credential which is valid for five years. Upon appointment, the candidates must enter a Tier II Program and complete the requirements within five years. It is important that the candidate complete the Tier II Program within the five year life of the Tier I Credential.