University of Portland and Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education announces launch of Catholic School Leadership Initial Administrator License program

Education

July 7, 2015

University of Portland and the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) are launching the Catholic School Leadership Initial Administrator License program this summer. The credential program has begun with a cohort of 11 and is a variation of the School of Education’s existing program for administrators. Former St. Mary’s Academy principal and current UP doctoral candidate Pat Thompson will direct the new strand of the IAL.

“For more than 15 years, PACE has been preparing and supporting the next generation of Catholic school educators,” Dave Devine, PACE director, said. “In response to an identified need from school and diocesan partners, we are now working with experienced Catholic school administrators to develop and mentor the next generation of Catholic school leaders."

The new program is designed for working Catholic school teachers and leaders seeking an initial administrative license. Candidates will participate in a 14-month program with two 2.5-week summer sessions held on the University campus, and a yearlong practicum experience during the intervening academic year.

Education courses required in the program include Policy, Ethics, and the Law; Supervision for Instructional Improvement; and Resource Allocation, Finance, and Management. Retreats, faith formation opportunities, and regional networking will be integrated throughout the program.

Candidates interested in obtaining the new credential must have or be working towards their master’s degree. They also must have three-plus years of licensed teaching experience and must currently work in or plan to work in a Catholic/religious/private school.

About the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE)

The PACE teacher residency program at the University of Portland was established in 1998 in partnership with archdiocesan schools with the common goal to support and sustain careers in Catholic education. The program requires a two-year residency in which co-educational communities of 4-8 resident teachers live and work together serving schools while enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T), Master of Education (M.Ed.), or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree track. PACE resident teachers currently serve in Catholic schools in Bend and Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Vancouver and Tri Cities, Wash.; Ogden, Salt Lake City and Draper, Utah; Fairbanks, Alaska; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Redding, Red Bluff and Sacramento, Calif.

For more information about the Catholic School Leadership Initial Administrator License program and PACE program, please go tohttp://education.up.edu/pace/.

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