Administrator Induction

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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 candidate and coach formulate based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).  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  ♦ 


Key Contacts

Carolyn Viss
Carolyn Viss, Director II
(209) 238-1304
Patricia Evans
Patricia Evans, Event Planning Specialist II
(209) 238-1312
Aurora Trejo
Aurora Trejo, Professional Development Coordinator
(209) 238-1309

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to be admitted to the program?

Candidates must satisfy all of the following requirements to be granted admission to the Program:

  • Possess a valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (or Certificate of Eligibility activated)
  • Be hired for and/or working in an administrative position
  • Apply for the Program 
  • Attend the Program Information Meeting (recommended); visit our Candidate Registration and Application Process page to register
Where can I find out more?

Check out our brochure for more information about the program including cost, prerequisites, and program overview. 

Who should participate?
  • Any new site, program or district administrator whose job requires a Clear-Administrator Credential is required to apply to an approved Clear Administrative Services Credential Program
  • Administrators in a wide variety of roles will be accommodated and assigned Lead Coaches who have served in roles as similar as possible to the one held by Candidates applying to the Program