Professional Administrator License

Quick Facts

  • 28 credits
  • Online and hybrid options
  • Strong lifetime network of support

Effective 21st century school administrators lead with creativity, crafting engaging ideas and backing them up with action. PSU’s Professional Licensure Program prepares award-winning anti-racist, culturally responsive school leaders that supports administrators during their licensure program and beyond. PSU’s program meets the highest professional standards and has regularly earned accolades for its equity focus. 

Our graduates are leaders who give back to the community by co-teaching with our faculty, advising in our program, and building a strong network of support for our interns and graduates.  Our students and instructors are racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse, and our network provides personalized support through coursework, mentoring, practicum experiences, and networking throughout your leadership career. 

Feel confident making strong decisions when it matters most, and move cutting-edge educational practices forward. 


Susan Carlile
Program Coordinator


Stefanie Randol
Admissions Advisor

Program Benefits

  • Job-embedded experiences and projects, focused on leadership for equity 
  • Culturally responsive leadership strategies
  • Change leadership strategies, focused on equity, using Improvement Science
  • Emotional intelligence with an anti-racist, equity focus
  • Job application and placement support, even beyond your graduation
  • Networking with our vast network of seated administrators
  • Experienced Oregon school administrators teach our courses
  • Online and hybrid course options, at an accessible price

Program Specifics

  • 28 credits
  • Online and hybrid options
  • Strong lifetime network of support!

Our graduates

Graduates earn a Professional Administrator license, qualifying them to serve as building or district school administrators, with strong anti-racist leadership, in public K–12 settings. The Professional Administrator license is required for a district administrative role in a public PK-12 Oregon school.

Why PSU?

PSU is the public research university for the Portland metro area. The Professional Administrator license courses are taught by experienced, practicing school administrators with years of experience who help you learn how to become a district level administrator. PSU is also known for its commitment to forward-thinking progress, inclusive goals, and supporting diverse communities.