The 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 students 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. 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.
For more information about the new program go to http://education.up.edu/pace/.