Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (ACT II)

San Mateo/Santa Cruz County Office of Education Clear Administrative Credential Program (ACT II)

The San Mateo and Santa Cruz County Offices of Education have formed a consortium to provide the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential Program to current administrators seeking to obtain their Clear Administrative Credential.

A new cohort begins in September, 2019.

Application for 2019-20 (Cohort 3)

Admission Requirements

Candidates are granted admission to the program if they fulfill the following requirements:

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Current Administrative Position
  • Candidate Application
  • Direct Supervisor Questionnaire

Cost of the Program

Price for administrators working in Santa Cruz County – $6,160 over two years. Payments can be paid in two installments of $3,180. each year, due 11/1/2019 & 11/1/2020.
Payments can be made in four installments of $1,540. each semester, due 11/1/2019, 4/1/2020, 11/1/2020, & 4/1/2021.
Payments to Santa Cruz COE can be made by personal check or by Purchase Order from the Candidate’s district. (Check with your district regarding financial support for these costs. Policies vary district to district.)

2 mandatory class days (8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.):

Thursday, September 26, 2019 &

Thursday, October 3, 2019

(Minimum 15 candidates required)

Apply Online for the ACT II Program:

For information, contact: Debi Bodenheimer,

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Administrative Services Credential

Administrative Services Credentials authorize the holder to provide the following school services in grades 12 and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults:
• Develop, coordinate, and assess programs
• Supervise and evaluate certificated and classified personnel
• Manage school site, district, or county level fiscal services
• Recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel
• Develop, coordinate, and supervise student support services
• Promote shared leadership within organization
• Build effective partnerships with school community

“Having a cohort of administrators in ACT II helped me understand different aspects of administration outside of my own ‘bubble’. I realized that I could affect change in ways beyond my immediate and pressing duties and focused on each CPSEL from a new perspective.” – ACT II Program Completer

ACT II Program Mission Statement and Program Design

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Clear Administrative Services Credential Program is committed to improving the leadership qualities of administrators by providing high-quality professional development, one-to-one mentoring, and a comprehensive program of support that includes ongoing assessment, feedback, collaboration, and reflection. This administrative program requires 40 hours of coaching and approximately 40 hours of professional development over a two year period.

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Administrators and mentors celebrate completion of the Act II program.

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