San Diego State University, in conjunction with its National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST), is pleased to offer a California Administrative Services Clear Credential program. This exciting program, fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, offers novice administrators professional development grounded in the real work of the schools and districts they serve and informed by the leadership systems and practices found in America’s highest performing schools.

  • One-on-one guidance provided by an experienced administrator coach.
  • Clear your California administrative credential at one the nation’s top universities.
  • Rich opportunities to learn directly from administrators leading high-performing urban schools through attendance at the NCUST America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium and guided visits to NCUST’s award-winning schools.
  • Job-embedded professional development as novice administrators identify a real problem of practice in their schools/districts, articulate measurable goals for its resolution, and create and implement a plan of action.
  • Participation in a network with other novice administrators (designed to support leadership growth and development as participants learn from, support, and challenge one another).

For more information, please contact:

Karen Jones


“I wish we could meet more often!”
“A blessing.”
“Priceless!  I enjoy my coaching sessions very much. Cara is personable and knows my school and district well. She has helped me navigate really difficult situations this year and build my professional skills.”
“I value the opportunity to regularly engage with an experienced, thoughtful, compassionate and challenging educator.”
“The coaching experience brings clarity and insight on how to improve the work I currently do.  Dr. Peterson facilitates a reflection that allows me to build on my strengths and face challenges with the right mindset and tools.”
“Networking with others and having GREAT discussions.  I learn so much from everyone else in the cohort and their work.”
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