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Educational Leadership

Educational Specialist

Program Details:

Total credit hours: 37 semester hours
Program start date: September, January, or June
Program length: Work at your own pace with part-time classes (evening, weekend, and summer classes), finish within 5 years
View the current program of study in the course catalog

The Educational Specialist degree in Administration is intended for students who have earned master’s degrees and are seeking the Oregon Preliminary and Professional Administrator licenses.

This advanced degree is positioned between a masters and doctoral degree, and allows those holding an Oregon Teaching License to complete both administrative licenses within a six-year period of time. Students are able to complete a unique post-master’s degree course of study without earning a doctorate. Together, the Preliminary and Professional programs of study help aspiring and new-to-profession educational leaders grow into seasoned professionals with the knowledge, skills, values, and courage to improve teaching and learning in schools. By addressing issues of equity and focusing on best practices for effective leadership, students exit the EdS program ready to practice reflectively, think critically, and use data and research to advance learning and achievement for all students. The EdS program is aligned with the approved Oregon Administrative standards and is designed to be responsive to the changing nature of schools and the work of educational leaders.

Admissions Information

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Find more information about the application process, refer to the Admissions website.


Licensure Update

Effective January 1, 2016, Oregon’s Initial Administrative license is retitled to Preliminary Administrative License and Oregon’s Continuing Administrative license is retitled to Professional Administrative License. All program documents and webpages are currently being updated. 

Educational Leadership

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    Educational Leadership and School Counseling is located in room 308 of Rogers Hall on the Graduate Campus.

    Educational Leadership + Administration

    School Counseling

    Fax 503-768-6085

    Chair Mollie Galloway

    Educational Leadership and School Counseling

    • Educational Leadership and School Counseling Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 84 Portland OR 97219