• Los Angeles Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (LAPASC)


  • LA Unified is the second largest public-school district in the nation. It serves a diverse population which speaks 94 languages other than English and 75% of students come from low-income households. There is a need to actively recruit, prepare, and support new administrators to meet the needs of the school communities LA Unified serves.  LAPASC (Los Angeles Preliminary Administrative Services Credential) seeks to create a pipeline of high quality, equity driven leaders to serve the students of LA Unified.  Integrating the learning from the field and current leadership theory, LAPASC is a 1-year program which prepares candidates in 4 Instructional blocks: Instructional Leadership, Change Leadership, Systems and Operational Leadership and Vision/Community Leadership. Throughout the LAPASC program candidates will be introduced, can practice and be assessed on each of the California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPE).  LAPASC has a coherent and progressive curriculum that embeds fieldwork experiences, using formative and summative assessments, which are fully aligned with the CAPE.  Each program assignment and experience prepare candidates to successfully complete all three CalAPA cycles. LAPASC candidates will be supported, guided, and assessed individually and as a cohort, by experienced, highly qualified leaders/administrators who have led LAUSD schools.  LAPASC will verify candidates meet all program requirements for coursework, fieldwork, and pass Commission-approved CalAPA cycles prior to being recommended for a credential. The following is the link to the LAPSC application:  


    Application window for Cohort 3 is officially closed. 

    No late applications will be accepted. 


    Visit our website in January 2024 for information regarding applying for Cohort 4.