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2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Initial Administrator License (IAL) and Continuing Administrator License (CAL)

SOU’s School of Education offers programs for the Initial Administrator License (IAL) and the Continuing Administrator License (CAL) issued by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The IAL is a 24-credit, cohort-based program that begins each June and continues through the year to the following June. The CAL program is a 28-credit, open-ended program accepting students throughout the year.

Both programs are designed to accommodate working professionals through evening and weekend courses. The IAL and CAL programs utilize modules based on the integration of theory and practice coursework accompanied by a 360-hour practicum for the IAL and 270 for the CAL. SOU faculty and practicing school administrators facilitate the instructional modules.

Program prerequisites for the IAL include a master’s degree, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, teaching license or eligibility to hold a license, and two to three years of teaching experience. An alternative for those students not holding a teaching license is available through a waiver from TSPC and SOU. Students who do not have a master’s degree may enroll concurrently in the Master in Education (MEd) program. Requirements for the IAL are applied toward the completion of the MEd program. Admission to the CAL program is based on completion of the IAL or equivalent and appropriate leadership and administrative experience.