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COSA-CUC Program Offerings

New Educational Specialist Program 

Our new Ed.S. (Education Specialist) program is designed for candidates who already have a master’s degree in Education and are seeking to advance their school and district  leadership career. The program consists of 30 credit hours, including eight classes and two internship terms. The degree does not require a dissertation. Completion of the course work also qualifies the candidate for Oregon Professional Administrator Licensure (ProAL). The Ed.S. program would fulfill the first 30 hours of an Ed.D. (61 hours) or a Ph.D. (67 hours) program, both of which are offered through the COSA Leads licensure and degree program. COSA Leads is accepting candidate applications for the Ed.S. program now, with classes beginning summer term 2019. For more information, contact Krista Parent, COSA Director of Executive Leadership, at or 541-954-4239.

Dedicated to Developing School Leaders

The COSA-CU Chicago program is based on national standards that emphasize instructional leadership and cultural competence. 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.

We make our programs convenient.

All coursework except the administrative internship is offered online via a course delivery system that fosters collaboration among cohort members and allows students to access material at any time.

We make them relevant.

Our internships are year-long rather than one semester, because we believe that a prospective administrator should have a job-embedded, year-long experience that deals with annual improvement and progress, not just a snapshot of limited activities. Internship supervisors are experienced Oregon administrators who have successfully completed mentor and supervision training.

We make them rigorous.

All professors and adjunct professors are trained, mentored and monitored for quality instruction. Oregon administrators teach all PreAL and most ProAL classes.


“I have been able to find ways to make the coursework relevant to my work so it does not simply feel like a “hoop” to jump through.” 
– Doctoral candidate, 2018