Student Affairs Counselor; Credential Analyst
School of Education
December 1, 2008
Sarah Singh Has Served the Educational Needs of UCI Students For Over 20 Years
As an academic counselor and credential analyst, Sarbjit K. Singh (Sarah Singh) directs and manages the academic advancement of more than 500 students in the Master of Arts and Teacher Credential Program. She works collaboratively with University Extension in providing recruitment and counseling support to students enrolled in the Administrative Services Credential and the Reading Certification and subsequent issuance of their State certification licensure.
Since the Administrative Services program moved to University Extension in Fall 2003 Sarah has provided this counseling support to 150 students inspiring to become public school administrators or reading specialists. She has issued approximately 85 administrative services credentials and 18 reading certificate licenses. Sarah also serves on the advisory board for the Administrative Services Credential program.
During her twenty years of varied experiences and service in different staff level capacities within UC Irvine’s Department of Education, Sarah acquired extensive knowledge of departmental and university policies and procedures as they relate to student services and their implementation. She is well versed in the California Education Code and other State laws for certification of public school personnel. Sarah interprets and implements California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) regulations and procedures to certify that credential candidates have met the State requirements. She is certified by the State to issue administrative and reading credentials on behalf of the CCTC.
As a representative of the Credential Counselors and Analysts of California, Sarah attends the monthly meetings of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, held in Sacramento. She has been a valuable resource for University Extension in alerting pending actions that may impact the education programs/courses offered at University Extension.
With a strong belief in the mission of the university and the objective of the Department of Education to inspire excellence in education for all students, Sarah works to provide opportunities for students to reach their potential. She has a deep appreciation of cross-cultural differences and is sensitive to the values and beliefs of others. She counsels that we affect the future of many by being who we are. Her door always is open for giving advice, offering support, and providing directions for negotiating application processes.
Sarah’s contributions to UC Irvine, the Department of Education, and current and aspiring students was recognized this December when she received the 2008 Special Recognition Award from UC Irvine Extension for outstanding dedication to the educational mission of the university. She also was honored by UC Irvine earlier this year for her 20 years of service.