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Regular COSA membership entitles you to:
- Unparalleled professional development.
- Access to legal assistance.
- Opportunities for professional growth and statewide leadership.
- Networking opportunities with colleagues from around Oregon.
- The latest news and analysis, and exclusive access to online information and resources.
- Be part of the most influential voice in Salem.
- Eligibility for state and national recognition.
- Advice and counsel from COSA's professional staff, including employment contract review.
COSA Membership Types
COSA+OASE Active Membership applies to superintendents and assistant/deputy superintendents. It includes membership in COSA and the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE), COSA’s superintendent association.
COSA+OACOA, OASSA or OESPA Active Membership applies to persons who are employed in administrative positions in K-12 educational programs and have been excluded from the local bargaining unit. All active members must belong to at least one department: OASSA; OESPA and/or OACOA. Membership in more than one department is available by paying the appropriate department dues.
Applies to persons who are college administrators; State Department of Education personnel; private school administrators; individuals who hold credentials in school administration but who are actively employed outside the field including members "on leave"; and school administrators who live out of state. All associate members must belong to at least one department: OASE; OASSA; OESPA and/or OACOA.
Applies to persons holding administrative credentials but employed in non-administrative positions in elementary/secondary schools, or graduate students working toward their administrative credentials.
Allows members, at time of retirement, to continue membership as a retired member. Membership includes free registration (excluding meals) for the COSA Seaside Conference and the annual conference of the department of which you have been most recently a member, COSA news and information by e-mail, notices (if interested) in interim positions and membership access to the website including blogs.
AASA is the premier association for school system leaders and serves as the national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill. For more information go to www.aasa.org.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. For more information go to www.nassp.org.
The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. For more information go to www.naesp.org.
The mission of OMLA is to provide a network of middle school educators to support one another in the implementation of proven strategies that are appropriate for and effective with 10-to-15 year olds.
OALA was formed in 2002 as a vehicle to support and mentor Latino administrators as well as Latino educators who aspire to become administrators in Oregon. OALA serves as a forum for Latino administrators and educational leaders that promotes equity in leadership positions throughout Oregon.
Oregon ASCD, an affiliated unit of the International Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, is committed to the improvement of supervision and curriculum development in the educational system of Oregon.