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April 24, 2017 CREDENTIAL Continued from page 1 “This transition created an opportunity to engage districts, local programs, coaches and researchers to reimagine program com- ponents in order to provide the highest quality in program design and implementa- tion,” Arthofer said. As of March 2017, CACP has served 985 new administrators throughout ACSA’s 19 regions. Since 2011-12, the current number of candidates represents an unprec- edented growth of 915 percent and contin- ued growth is anticipated. The CACP fall cohort application win- dow is now open through Sept. 30. Preliminary program New this year is the Leadership Institute preliminary administrative credential program, with a master’s degree option. Beginning in 2017-18, ACSA will partner with the Sacramento County Office of Education’s Leadership Institute to offer aspiring teacher leaders the opportunity to earn a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. This program is designed to empower and build the capacity of leaders to improve teaching and learning for all students. Candidates will engage in six courses over the 12-month program, offering both face-to-face instruction as well as online learning, guided fieldwork and an end-of- program project. The institute courses are taught by sea- soned local and regional school administra- tors who have first-hand experience and expertise in both the content and region. By completing four additional classes the fol- lowing year, candidates may apply the work from the Leadership Institute credential courses to obtain a master’s degree. Upon program completion, a recommen- dation will be made to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a Certificate of Eligibility or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential if the candidate has already accepted an offer of administrative employment at the end of the program. Arthofer said during the first phase of implementation, ACSA plans a single cohort serving the Region 12 San Bernardino area. Over the next two years, plans are to expand this offering with a second cohort in the same region and add additional cohorts in selected areas of demand. For more information on ACSA Administrative Services Credential pro- grams, visit www.acsa.org/Credentialing. Paid Advertisement Kindergarteners will make you smile These precious performers from Holly Avenue Elementary School in Arcadia really got into a routine choreographed by one of their teachers, performing for a few hundred adults at the Arcadia Unified Public Schools Luncheon April 13. The 104 mostly 5-year-olds sang and danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Watch the video at https://youtu.be/ePp0oG-Xueo. The kids practiced for about three weeks before their big debut in front of school officials, the mayor, police and fire departments and proud parents. They stole the show with their contagious energy and creative dance moves. This lun- cheon has been held for the past 51 years to honor Arcadia Unified students and staff. www.acsa.org professional development calendar www.acsa.org | 800.608.ACSA Set Up, Organization, Forms and more association of california school administrators FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACSA’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, CALL 800.608.2272. ACSA’S PD CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.ACSA.ORG/CALENDAR EDCAL   5