Professional Administrative License (ProAL)

Oregon student in continuing administrator license program

The George Fox Professional Administrative License program (ProAL), formerly the Continuing Administrative License (CAL) program, is designed for current Administrators as they seek to continue their Administrative Licensure and career as a school or district administrator. The ProAL is required for a district-level administrative position. The ProAL program is made up of 15 core semester credits and 3 credits of practicum. 

Program Overview

This 18-hour professional administrative licensure program is designed to match experienced practitioner mentors with experienced administrator candidates. The coursework may be taken as a stand-alone program or embedded within the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree as the P-12 Administration Concentration.

Classes can be taken online or via hybrid courses as scheduled. Hybrid courses are offered primarily online with students attending one Saturday session per term in either Portland, Oregon or Newberg, Oregon. Distance options may be available for students unable to attend in person.  

The program director will facilitate a self-assessment of current skills, at the building and district level, to enable the candidate to demonstrate and document the advanced competencies listed in OAR 584-017-0261.

Core Courses (15 hrs)

School District Leadership (3 hrs)
Administration of Specialized Programs (3 hrs)
Executive Leadership for the 21st Century (3 hrs)
Program Evaluation for Org. Success (3 hrs)
Managing Organizational Resources (3 hrs)

Practica (3 hrs)

Professional Administrator Practicum I (2 hrs, fall semester)
Practicum II (1 hr, spring semester)

Practicum Experience

The university supervisor and site mentor will meet to verify the candidate's demonstration and documentation of the knowledge, skills and competencies listed in OAR 584-017-0261.


Each candidate will begin to assemble a professional portfolio at the start of Practicum I, and will add to that portfolio throughout their practicum, ending with Practicum II. The candidate's completed portfolio must document satisfactory performance in the standards listed in OAR 584-017-0280.

For complete course listings and information, please see the George Fox Graduate Catalog


Marc Shelton Program Information:
Marc Shelton, EdD
Interim Director, Administrative Licensure, MEd Programs
Office: 503-554-2869