Tuition and Qualifications

Tuition for the School Leadership Academy is $10,000. When registering, you will be charged the non-refundable $500 deposit. Please note, you must make your tuition payment of $9,500 by July 15th, 2022. A $100 late fee will be charged beginning July 16th. If no payment is made by July 23, 2022, you will forfeit your place in the cohort and lose your deposit.

Participant Qualifications:

  • Hold a valid clear teaching OR PPS credential
  • Verify a minimum of three-and-a-half (3 1/2) years of professional, full-time experience (see note below)
  • Signed and dated letter of recommendation from your site administrator/evaluator and/or the individual who will oversee your two semesters of fieldwork*

*Successful completion of the School Leadership Academy requires 200 hours of fieldwork experience. The fieldwork experiences are overseen by your school site administrator who will serve as your site supervisor and who is approved by USC’s fieldwork coordinator. The site administrator who will serve as your site supervisor is required to hold a clear California Administrative Services Credential.

NoteIn partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from the CTC, you must have verification of five years of full-time, credentialed experience. You must verify your years of experience from your current and/or previous employer by submitting a document or documents signed by the HR administrator on district or school letterhead certifying five years of full-time employment. These do not have to be consecutive years of employment. You may start the School Leadership Academy with no fewer than three-and-a-half years of full-time credentialed experience, so that upon completion of the program, you have the requisite five years of credentialed experience. If you have fewer than five years of full-time credentialed experience upon completion of the program, you will have to wait until you have reached the five-year mark before USC can recommend you to the CTC.

For further information contact:

Kate O’Connor