The University of Portland has a long tradition of preparing outstanding educators through its nationally recognized and accredited programs. We are committed to empowering educators with specialized knowledge, attitudes, and skills, offering a variety of endorsement and licensing programs to assist educators in meeting the needs of all learners. Follow the links below to read more about each endorsement and administrator license option.
The reading endorsement advances the candidate's ability to diagnose and remediate literacy learning problems in diverse instructional settings, as well as provide literacy leadership in a school.
The special education endorsement provides candidates with coursework and clinical activities to become an inclusive educator or a special educator who is able to work with a variety of individuals with disabilities across varying levels of severity.
The English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) endorsement enable candidates to teach students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds in a variety of program models.
The initial (“preliminary”) administrator license (IAL) program offers candidates the opportunity to participate in a cohort-based program with a personal approach to developing school instructional leaders.
The Catholic school leadership IAL program is designed to prepare Catholic school leaders for the 21st century.
The continuing (“professional”) administrator license (CAL) program provides candidates with the knowledge and perspectives necessary to successfully lead a school district.