Education Leadership – Transformative Leadership for Thriving Communities
Administrator License (PAL)
The PAL is for teachers who want to become Principal Administrators.
The PAL program is a cohort program which starts each June. During the program, students attend class during summer and then during the school year in a hybrid fashion.
The PAL program has a 300 hour practicum. Students are also required to submit a portfolio at the end of the program.
Will the PAL program transfer to doctorate program credits later? Yes! 12-16 credits of the PAL program are accepted by most doctoral programs in Oregon.
Can I take an administrative job while in the SOU PAL program? Absolutely! In fact, PAL students are frequently offered positions as soon as they enroll in the program.
Will the PAl program transfer to doctorate program credits later? Yes! 12-16 credits of the PAL program are accepted by most doctoral programs.
Can I teach and do the PAL program at the same time? The PAL program is designed for working teachers and administrators. The work intellectually rigorous, but very manageable.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for a PAL:
*Based on National Average
SOU PAL Alumni
Vice Principal and Athletic Director, Mazama High School
Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Services (EI/ECSE)-SOESD
Assistant Principal, North Medford High School
Student Engagement & Professional Development Specialist