Principal License FAQs

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Principal License Program at Lewis & Clark. Here you will find answers to some of our frequently asked questions. To request more information from the admissions department, or to reach out to the program director, please use the links below.

Faculty Director: Megan Barrett

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  • What supports are in place for those who enter into the program?

    Students experience diverse classes with naturally occurring networks of colleagues and fellow educational leaders, instructors who take a genuine and personal interest in them as students, access to online instructional tools and resources, and a college library media program that offers remote access, special assistance from experienced librarians, and a range of outstanding subscription databases.

  • What kind of work is involved?

    Students experience engaging and effective instruction geared to the adult learner with a balance of reading and exploring the professional literature and meaningful, action-oriented field-based assignments.

  • What are the characteristics of a good candidate for the Lewis & Clark program?

    Someone interested in, aspiring to, or already actively involved in leadership such as teacher leaders, department or grade level chairs, teachers on special assignment, etc.

  • What services do you provide to assist graduates of the Principal License in finding jobs?

    Principal License classes include individual coaching, assistance in writing a powerful resume, mock interviews, and a special session with HR directors from surrounding districts. Additional guidance in the job search process and in obtaining your Oregon and/or out-of-state license is available through the K-12 Career and Licensing Services’ office.

  • Does the program offer any special focus options, like special education, ESOL, etc.?

    No. The Principal License program is fairly straight forward and focuses primarily on issues of educational leadership.

  • How long does it take to complete the Principal License program?

    Most students complete the 27-hour program in six (6) semesters.

  • What does the admissions application process involve?

    You can find complete information about the application process here.