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Educational Leadership Programs

Educational Leadership, Administrator Licensure & Degree Programs

The University of Oregon is proud to partner with the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) for all of our Educational Leadership programs. Serving more than 2,500 school and district leaders across Oregon, COSA provides early career supports, ongoing professional learning, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring assistant principals, principals, central office administrators, and superintendents. A hallmark of their program is their focus on equity. With this partnership, our principal and professional administrator licensure programs benefit from access to 23 award-winning current and former Oregon administrators who teach courses and supervise licensure internships.

Program offerings include: Principal License, Principal License with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Professional Administrator License, Professional Administrator License with an Education Specialist Degree (pending approval), and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

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Why earn a degree in Educational Leadership?

Our education leadership program aims to develop effective, highly regarded, and influential leaders equipped to apply data-driven evidence to promote equitable outcomes and address opportunity gaps for students, schools, and education systems.

Program Options

The educational leadership program offers the following options:

License and Degree Programs

What can I do with a license or degree in Educational Leadership?

Graduates of the current DEd program pursue a range of leadership roles in:

  • Research and outreach units
  • K–12 administration
  • Postsecondary institutions
  • State Department of Education