Stanislaus County Office of Education provides administrators the opportunity to clear their preliminary administrative service credential through a job-embedded, site-based, individualized mentoring program.
Upon acceptance into the two-year program, candidates are matched with a skilled administrator in a one-on-one coaching partnership. Candidates develop and implement an Individualized Induction Plan focused on developmental objectives that the candidate and coach formulate based on the (link is external)California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL)(link is external). Each plan will include elements of professional learning to empower the candidate to continue their own learning as well as activities in which candidates translate their learning into action. Over the two years of the program, candidates will create an e-Portfolio documenting their leadership growth based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).
Candidates build their Individualized Induction Plan based on their current assignments and responsibilities with the result that, rather than a potentially disconnected add-on to a busy administrator's week, the work of the plan is built upon the candidate's own job and its requirements.
Recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Clear Administrative Services Credential marks the certification of a candidate's completion of all program components.
Candidates are partnered with an experienced administrator who serves as the lead coach for the two-year program term. This relationship provides personalized mentoring in areas of interest to candidates to build capacity in educational leadership and a trusted colleague to provide support.
The Program is designed to support new administrators in their complex roles and to develop their skills in management and instructional leadership in order to ensure that their teachers are supported in their work and that students receive a high quality education. Specifically, the Program focus will include:
♦ Development and Implementation of a Shared Vision ♦ Instructional Leadership ♦ Management and Learning Environment ♦ Family and Community Engagement ♦ Ethics and Integrity ♦ External Context and Policy ♦