Professional Administrator License
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. 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.
Unlike traditional administrator preparation programs, our 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.
- Total credit hours: 18 semester hours
- Program start date: Students may begin any term, classes are part-time
View the current program of study in the course catalog
- View the current course planning sheet
- Program director: Megan Barrett
- Regional classes are available in
For previously enrolled Professional Licensure students still completing their programs:
- All previously enrolled Pro-Al students must finish all licensure requirements for the previous program of study by July 31, 2022
- View the previous course planning sheet (only applicable to previously enrolled Pro-AL students on track to complete their program by July 31, 2022)
- For more information about the TSPC changes and how they may impact your license, please review this information.
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, Supt. Mollala River SD
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Read our frequently asked questions
- Click here for information about earning your CAL/Professional License before the TSPC Changes take effect
Applying to the Program
You can find admissions requirement information and an online application at the Graduate Admissions website.