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Professional Administrator License Program

In the Professional Administrator License program, you will make lifelong connections with peers through a network of mentors and supporters that will remain strong long after coursework is completed.

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A Responsive Program for Today’s Administrators

Unlike traditional administrator preparation programs, Lewis & Clark’s Professional Administrator License program offers innovative curriculum, small classes, and personal attention. It is designed to be responsive to the changing nature of our schools and focused on the work you’ll be doing every day as an educational leader. 

A K-12 student

Program Overview

Total credit hours: 18
Program start: Students may begin any term, classes are part-time
Program director: Megan Barrett

Options:
Professional Administrator License Regional Cohorts
EdS in Administration

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Learn from Faculty-Practitioners and Mentors

Lewis & Clark faculty work in conjunction with distinguished administrators in the field who serve as adjunct faculty to provide a course of study that emphasizes reflective practice, collaborative leadership, and data-driven decision-making.

A highlight of the administrator licensing program is the mentorship, which gives you in-depth working experiences of leadership. Through the school and district level practicum, you develop and practice the knowledge and skills necessary for successful school administration, including both leadership and management responsibilities.

Note for administrators with a current Principal License in Oregon: To renew your Principal License, you must complete six semester hours from the Professional Administrator program offerings.

What to Expect

Every student in the program is a practicing administrator. We support administrators in developing “action leadership” and in understanding how that looks in supporting teachers, students, and parents.

Students may begin any term and take classes in any sequence with the exception of EDAD 549, which is the final course in the Professional Administrator License program.

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You can call it opening doors, removing obstacles, lighting fires; all of it boils down to helping adults become their very best for kids.

Tony Mann
MAT ’94
Superintendent Molalla School District

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