Administrative Licenses

Continuing Education for Oregon Teachers

George Fox University offers candidates the opportunity to earn two Oregon administrative licenses that prepare educators to serve in Oregon public and private schools as PreK-12 building or district-level administrators.

Designed for busy educators

  • Online courses fall and spring semester as well as on-site courses
  • Evening and Saturday courses at the Portland Center, Salem site, Redmond site and in area schools during the school year; a flexible summer schedule in Newberg, Oregon
  • Cutting-edge curriculum that incorporates innovative classroom techniques and computer technologies
  • Guidance and support from PhD-level educators
  • A respected degree from a university highly ranked by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report

Administrative Licenses

NCATE Accredited

George Fox is one of only seven institutions in Oregon with national accreditation of its education programs.

The Principal License (formerly the Preliminary Administrative License or Initial Administrative License) can be earned as a specialization in the Master of Education degree, as a stand-alone license past the master's degree, or as part of the Educational Specialist degree.

The Professional Administrative License (formerly the Continuing Administrative License) can be earned as a stand-alone license past the master's degree or as part of the doctoral program.

Oregon licensure summer classes meet at our Newberg campus (affordable housing is available for long-distance students); spring and fall classes are taught mostly online with two Saturday classroom seminars.

Principal License

The Principal License is designed to prepare competent and ethical leaders to meet the personnel needs of schools in Oregon. This can best be accomplished by partnering with public and private schools to identify and develop leaders who have an equal commitment to develop these skills with faith, vision and love as their foundation.

Professional Administrative License (ProAL)

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires documentation of at least three years of successful licensed administrative experience at the half-time level (.5 FTE) or above, in public schools or regionally accredited private schools, education service districts, state-operated or federal schools, or any private schools registered by the Oregon Department of Education. This must be done prior to making application to TSPC the Professional Administrative License.

Want to become a licensed teacher? Check out our master of arts in teaching program that prepares PreK-12 teachers for public and private schools.

Need a bachelor’s degree in elementary education?
George Fox offers an evening degree-completion program for adults who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Interested in furthering your professional development as a teacher?
Check out our master of education program, designed to fulfill the needs of educators who specialize in different aspects of PreK-12 and higher education.

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