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Preliminary Administrator License

Kathie Hledik mentoring IAL student
Bill Davis and Keith Hollenbeck
Contact: Angela Burham, Student Services Coordinator
(541) 346-1492


Mailing Address: 
Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership
5267 University of Oregon

Upcoming Events: Check back with us for PreAL Info Sessions (From the convenience of your computer):

Have questions about the UO PreAL program, program requirements or the application process? Attend an info session - from the convenience of your computer


Info session is limited to 20 attendees. Once you RSVP, we will send you the link you will use to log in to the info session.

The 2018-19 UO PreAL program starts Summer 2018.

The Preliminary Administrator Licensure (PreAL) Program at the University of Oregon, a program designed for working professionals, prepares its students to be school and district administrators who can lead and manage schools to maximize learning for all students. Students in this standards-based program learn alongside superintendents, district leaders and researchers as they pursue the 26 credits hours required for a TSPC Preliminary Administrator License (PreAL). Learn more about the UO PreAL program and what former students say about the program.

Application Deadline for 2018-19 PreAL Program: Friday, March 9, 2018 (extended)

Funding Opportunity for PreAL, D.Ed., and D.Ed/PreAL students: Equity Leadership Fellows Program - Successful applicants must show strong interest in equity and inclusion work.

Earn a Preliminary Administrator License

Oregon requires administrators in public schools (vice principals, principals, assistant superintendents, superintendents, and other designated personnel) to hold administrative licenses. The Preliminary Administrator Licensure program is dedicated to preparing school administrators to lead and manage schools that maximize learning for all students.

The twelve month cohort licensure program and the two-year MEd/PreAL program both prepare students for the Oregon preliminary administrator license, issued by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. The standards-driven program features collaborative teaching between university faculty and practitioners which fosters mentor-relationships with practitioners.

Ready to apply? Begin your application now! PreAL Application

Download or send a PreAL Recommendation form to your references who may be interested.