Take the first step toward a leadership career.

As a current student Lydia Rice shared about her experience, "I feel like I am engaged and learning new things. I am also very much enjoying the other students in my cohort. It is so nice to meet new people."  



To view a list of program application deadlines, click here


What’s required for admissions?

  • Application and $50 fee. Apply online.

  • Statement of objectives and professional goals: Tell us why you’re interested in this program.

  • One official transcript from each college or university attended (unofficial copies may be embedded in your application and will act as placeholders until original transcripts are received).  Send Official Transcripts to KSOE, PMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350

  • Scanned copies of all your credentials. You must possess a baccalaureate degree and one of the following valid California Clear Credentials: Designated Subjects Teaching Credential (Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Special Education, etc.), Pupil Personnel Services, Health Services, Library Media Teacher Services, or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services

  • Proof of a) four years of teaching experience with a clear teaching credential. (Must have five years by the end of the credential program.) Also allowed is b) five years successful, full-time experience in the fields of pupil personnel, school nurse, teacher librarian, or speech-language pathology or clinical or rehabilitative services in a public school, or a private school of equivalent status, located in California and/or another state. (Or a combination of a and b.) Verification is provided in a letter on district or site/school letterhead signed by the candidate's employer/building administrator. The letter needs to verify term of employment, title,  brief description of the position, and whether employed full or part time or the equivalent FTE.

  • Three current letters of recommendation (uploaded to your application directly by your recommenders). Letters of recommendation must be received for your file to be deemed complete and ready for review; however, they DO NOT need to be received by admissions prior to submitting your application.

  • Satisfactory completion of the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR), often satisfied with the CBEST. 

  • A current tuberculin test clearance report (test taken within last four years)

  • Proof of Insurance and/or the signed waiver (embedded in Application)

  • Interview with the program director (after all documents are submitted)