Initial Administrator License (IAL) and Continuing Administrator License (CAL) Program
SOU’s School of Education offers programs for the Initial Administrator License (IAL) and the Continuing Administrator License (CAL) issued by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The IAL is a 25-credit, cohort-based program that begins each June and continues through the year to the following June. The CAL program is a 28-credit, open-ended program accepting students throughout the year.
Both programs are designed to accommodate working professionals through evening and weekend courses. The IAL and CAL programs utilize modules based on the integration of theory and practice coursework accompanied by a 360-hour practicum for the IAL and 270 for the CAL. SOU faculty and practicing school administrators facilitate the instructional modules.
Program prerequisites for the IAL include a master’s degree, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, teaching license or eligibility to hold a license, and three years of teaching experience. Students who do not have a master’s degree may enroll concurrently in the Master in Education (MEd) program. Requirements for the IAL are applied toward the completion of the MEd program. Admission to the CAL program is based on completion of the IAL or equivalent and appropriate leadership and administrative experience.
The IAL and CAL programs are for teachers who want to become school administrators.
The IAL program is a cohort program which starts each June. During the one year program, students attend class one weekend a month. The CAL program is a self-paced program that can be started any term.
The IAL program has a 360 hour practicum. Students are also required to submit a portfolio at the end of the program. The CAL program has a 270 hour practicum requirement.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an IAL/CAL License:
Special Programs Director
Director of Elementary Education
Director of Secondary Education
Director at Educational Service District
*Based on National Average
SOU IAL Alumni
Tim Sam - 2010
Initial Administrator License (IAL)
Athletic Director/Vice-Principal, North Valley High School