Students are admitted once a year into the IAL cohort. The application deadline for the 2017 program has been extended to June 1, 2017.

The following items must be a part of your application. Please READ carefully. You may download an Application ChecklistPDFand check off each item as you include it in our application.


  1. A completed Application for Graduate Admission*  (available at as a form to print or for processing online) must be submitted to Admissions. Enclose $60 application fee and mail these items to:
    Admissions Office
    Southern Oregon University
    Ashland   OR  97520
  2. As indicated on the Graduate Application, request to have one set of official transcripts for all college or university coursework you have attended or are currently attending sent to Admissions. You cannot be admitted to the University without official transcripts. The official transcript must show degrees earned.

*Note for Applicants who have received a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or Master in Education  (M.Ed.) degree from Southern Oregon University:

You will not need to apply to SOU or pay the $60 fee.If you have attended other institutions since leaving SOU, you must submit official transcripts to the SOU Admissions Office.  Otherwise, you only need to complete requirements of section B below.


  1. Application for AdmissionPDFto IAL or IAL/M.Ed Program
  2. Copy of your current teaching license (Oregon or another state).
  3. Current resume
  4. Goal statement
  5. Character Questions formPDF
  6. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors who can attest to your potential for admission to the Initial Adminisrator License program. 
  7. Copy of your Professional Educational Experience Report (PEER) Form(s) completed by your school district showing a minimum of three years teaching experience.
  8. If also applying for admission to Master’s of Education program:  Copy of score report for Graduate Entrance Exam as listed on IAL application form.

Please submit the above items together to:

Anita Caster
School of Education
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

You may download a blank M.Ed. “Planned Program of StudiesPDFform for your reference. The program form needs to be filed with your M.Ed. Advisor before you have completed the first 15 hours of M.Ed. coursework.

If you have questions about completing the application, please contact Anita Caster, Graduate Services Coordinator, School of Education, 541 552-6996 (

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