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At a Glance: Continuing Administrator License (CAL)

An ongoing licensure program for all school administrators

With the Continuing Administrator License you are eligible to begin service as a district-level administrator or to improve your effectiveness as a continuing administrator.

CAL strengthens an administrator’s ability to collaborate with teachers, parents, and community members to design educational programs that foster successful teaching and learning in a climate where social justice prevails and children learn.

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Program benefits

As a member of this program, you will:

  • Have the flexibility to take classes in the order that fits your schedule
  • Experience a hands-on approach to in-depth building and district-wide issues
  • Have access to a network of professional colleagues who can assist in ongoing challenges and career guidance

Upon completion, you will have the skills and training necessary to be an exemplary superintendent, superintendent/principal, assistant superintendent, or ongoing administrator.

Who is this for?

This program is for current licensed initial administrators who are ready to move into district-level leadership or are continuing administrators ready to complete their administrative licensure. Students who successfully complete this program will be recommended to TSPC for the Continuing Administrator License.

Program format

  • Meets face-to-face on campus and around the Portland Metro and Mid-Willamette Valley area or online
  • Classes are evenings and weekends
  • 28 required credits

Get started

Getting started for the CAL program takes a few simple steps. If you are a successful graduate of an Initial Administrator Licensure (IAL) program (24 credits) and have three years experience as a successful school administrator, follow these simple steps:

  1. Attend an information session on campus or in your region, or contact one of the program advisers
  2. Begin the application process
  3. Register for the CAL mailing list to get the latest information on upcoming events and courses

Portland metro area contacts

Susan Carlile
Program Adviser
scarlile@pdx.edu
503-309-4883

David Bikman
Student Services Specialist
elpadmit@pdx.edu
503-725-4633
1-800-547-8887 ext 54633

Salem region program contacts

Dwight Rundle
Program Manager
dwight@pdx.edu
503-725-4706
1-800-547-8887 ext 54706