Intern Credential Program

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  • Hold a California teaching, pupil personnel, health, librarian or clinical rehabilitative services credential,
  • Have five years of experience in a position requiring one of those credentials,
  • Have passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST),
  • Gain acceptance into the SJSU Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program,
  • Agree to complete requirements for that credential within two years, and
  • Hold a position requiring an administrative credential.

Other Qualifications

The University offers an approved Administrative Intern Credential Program. This program is essentially the same as the Preliminary Administrative Credential Program. You qualify for the intern program if you:

  • Are admitted to our graduate program at SJSU,
  • Work at least half your assigned job time in administrative or supervisory responsibilities,
  • Have written permission from your Superintendent to participate in the program, and
  • Agree to complete requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Credential through SJSU


Credential Coursework (45 Units)


Course Description Units
EDAD 200 The School Manager 3
EDAD 201 The School Leader 3
EDAD 202 The Educator 3
EDAD 203 The School Human Resources Administrator 3
EDAD 204 School Fiscal and Legal Leadership 3
EDAD 205 The School Leader in the Community 3
EDAD 206 Advocate for All Students 3
EDAD 221A Research Seminar in Educational Leadership 3


EDAD 242ABCD: 21 units of Fieldwork completed in four semesters.


Administrative Fieldwork (21 Units)

For all four semesters of the program, you will develop and apply your administrative skills in real world settings through EDAD 242ABCD.

In your final semester (EDAD242D), you will present a portfolio to your on-site supervisor and university supervisor to showcase your knowledge, skills, and growth in educational administration.