Leadership Preparation

Educators are often faced with the challenge of how to reconcile the dreams of what could be with the realities of today’s classrooms. Or as mathematician Seymour Papert puts it, “What can I do Monday that will prepare for one day?”

At Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education we prepare passionate educators who endeavor to tackle this enduring question and develop them into professionals who can lead their school community.

  • Through the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI), you will earn a master’s degree and a recommendation toward an Administrative Services Credential (ASC) – Preliminary (Tier I). The ASC allows for service as a superintendent; associate superintendent; deputy superintendent; principal; assistant principal; dean; supervisor; consultant; coordinator; or an equivalent or intermediate-level administrator.
    • Upon completion of PLI, we offer a Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential and Induction program. Established in 2002, our Leadership Support Program is the longest-running university-based induction program in California.     

NOTE: Our Ed.D. program, known as LEEP, is under reorganization and for that reason, the admissions process has been postponed for the 2017-18 academic year.