To be admitted to PLI, applicants must also meet the Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s conditions which apply to the Tier I Credential (the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential).
Applicants for the Tier I Credential must:
Possess a valid California teaching or services credential including a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential, a Designated Subjects Teaching Credential (provided the applicant possesses a bachelor’s degree), a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, a Health Services Credential, or a Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential
Have a minimum five years of successful, full-time experience in the public schools or private schools of equivalent status when they begin PLI
Pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
Complete a program of specialized and professional preparation in administrative services from an approved university, PLI in this case
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report from the Educational
Testing Service. (This may be directly reported to UCLA. You may choose to upload this in the
Supporting Documents upload section.)
Preferably, all prospective students to the PLI program should take the GRE exam by January 1st.
Three letters of recommendation – submitted online
One recommendation must be from your current supervisor.
Mail official transcripts
In addition to uploading copies of your official transcripts, they must also be mailed to us.
Send transcripts to: UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Office of Student Services
1009 Moore Hall, UCLA Box 951521
Los Angeles, California 90095-1521
PLI is a pedagogic space like none that I have encountered – a transformative one – that nurtured my mind and pushed me to grow as an instructional leader. I joined a collective group of caring educators eager to transform schools and left the program with a strong network of lifelong friends, along with a comprehensive set of foundational skills to support our youth and communities in relevant and purposeful ways.
Reading Intervention Teacher, Mt. Vernon Elementary School
My experience in the UCLA PLI program helped establish the foundation by which I serve as a social justice leader in urban public schools and communities. Unlike other traditional administrative programs, the PLI faculty and staff helped me transform my philosophies of education by sharing tools and insights that would allow me to evolve into a democratic leader whose goals are to establish school reform by creating collaborative opportunities for all stakeholders within the learning community.