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Take the next step!

We have a new academic partner! COSA is now partnering with the University of Oregon to offer a wide choice of administrative licenses and degrees. Our mission is to help you succeed, and we provide the tools and one-on-one support you need. Check out our curriculum below, and get in touch with us today.

Our Program

COSA is partnering with the University of Oregon to offer licensure and degree programs that support current and future administrators in Oregon. Our rigorous online program features Principal and Professional Administrator licensure, as well as the opportunity to pursue a master's, education specialist or doctorate degree. COSA’s mission is to develop and support school leaders — we strive to prepare administrators who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to lead positive changes in schools so that all learners can be successful. The University of Oregon is recognized as a national leader in educational training. Together, we are committed to delivering a program with the highest and most rigorous standards of admission and completion.

Academics

The COSA-UO program is based on national standards that emphasize instructional leadership and cultural competence. Most coursework is offered online via a delivery system that fosters collaboration among cohort members and allows students to access material at any time. The COSA-UO program is designed so licensure candidates can also earn an advanced degree. The Oregon Principal candidate can earn a master's degree in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) The candidate for the Oregon Professional Administrator License can receive an Education Specialist (Ed.S. — this program is coming soon), or a doctorate in Educational Leadership (D.Ed).

New schedule: Principal License cohorts now begin in summer term, rather than fall, in order to meet new TSPC requirements for licensure.

Click here for more information on our clinical internship program, including sample projects and videos.

Candidates

Staff at COSA are dedicated to helping candidates succeed by helping them with all aspects of the program. Cohorts meet to support one another at workshops, trainings and conferences throughout the year. We could tell you about all the great things the COSA-UO licensure program offers, but we want you to hear them from the people that matter — our candidates.

Faculty

Our faculty are Oregon educators, too. There’s no ivory tower here — our faculty members are working professionals with years in the Oregon school system. They provide students with the real-world, relevant experience that makes for a truly great education. We carefully choose our faculty members based on their expertise in particular subjects and their practical experience in putting this knowledge to use in their own professional careers.

Admissions & Costs

For more information about the COSA-UO program, contact Trina Hmura at trina@cosa.k12.or.us or 503-480-7214. Trina can help with general questions as well as guide candidates through the admissions procedure.

Candidates enrolled in degree programs are eligible for financial aid through the University of Oregon. Details on UO scholarships and funding opportunities are HERE. Check out our scholarship page for other opportunities.

COSA Leads Contacts

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Krista Parent

Co-Director of Educational Leadership

Krista@cosa.k12.or.us

541-954-4239

 

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Trina Hmura

Academic Program Coordinator

trina@cosa.k12.or.us

503-480-7214

 

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Shelly Reggiani

Senior Director of Learning, Equity and Communications

shelly@cosa.k12.or.us

503-481-3141

 

Jennifer Haliski

Academic Program Coordinator

Email Jennifer Haliski

503-481-3141

Updates

Apply now

To learn more about COSA-UO partnership programs, click here. Interested in applying? It's easy — just click here.

Need some reciprocity?

If you are an administrator coming from another state, check out the Oregon School Law and Finance Seminar on Dec. 6-8 in Eugene. The two-credit course meets TSPC requirements to move from a reciprocal license to a regular administrator license. Registration details are posted here.