Post Master's Certificates

The School of Education offers post master's certificate programs leading to endorsements or administrator licensure for educators who are licensed to teach. In addition, post master's certificates for professionals interested in neuroeducation or a career in higher education and student affairs are offered. Click on the links below to learn more about each certificate option. 

Our tuition rates are among the most competitive in the region. For a full listing of tuition packages and available scholarships, please see our Graduate Tuition Rates and Scholarships page.

For details about the post master’s certificate application requirements, please see the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage.  Questions about enrolling should be directed to Anne Rasmussen at or 503.943.8257.

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Post Master's Certificate Options

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Reading Endorsement

The reading endorsement advances teachers' abilities to provide reading instruction and to diagnose and remediate reading problems in diverse instructional settings.


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Special Education

The special education endorsement advances teachers' abilities to assess special needs children and develop and design appropriate instructional support for these children. 


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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The ESOL endorsement advances teachers' abilities to provide assessment, instruction, and evaluation of English language learners. 


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Initial Administrator License (IAL)

The IAL provides coursework and experience in addressing the leadership and management needs of contemporary schools and districts for individuals seeking to become first-time administrators. 


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Catholic School IAL

The Catholic School IAL program is designed to prepare Catholic school leaders for the 21st century through a fully-integrated faith formation experience and cohort program.


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Continuing Administrator License (CAL)

The CAL provides the coursework and experience necessary for master’s-prepared and licensed teachers who already hold their IAL to continue their administrative licensure.


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The neuroeducator certificate provides professionals an opportunity to study the relationship between the brain, the mind, and translational applications.  


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Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA)

The HESA certificate provides professionals an opportunity to advance their career goals as an effective administrator, educator, and leader in higher education.  



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