The Certificate for Principal Licensure is designed for Ohio educators who hold a master's degree in an education related field and wish to earn a license as a building level administrator. This certificate program includes coursework that will lead toward initial administrative license in grades PreK to 6, grades 4 to 8, or grades 5 to 12 for Ohio.
The certificate is a 21 semester hour program. Coursework in educational administration and supervision includes 220 hours of field experience. Coursework is completed through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate are Educational Leaders who have knowledge and ability to:
Facilitate the development of a school vision of learning supported by the school community
Effectively manage an organization’s operations and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient and effective learning environment
Demonstrate successful collaboration techniques for working with families and other community members
Demonstrate application of school law, ethics, and policy to ensure equity for all children within a school community
Apply leadership skills in the development, implementing, and evaluating of programs and people in real life school settings
Develop personal understandings of leadership as it pertains to self
Create a school culture that promotes student learning and professional growth
Complete a teacher evaluation process
Analyze multiple forms of school data in order to lead school improvement efforts
Demonstrate leadership theories and reflective practice in the decision-making process
ADMISSION TO THE CERTIFICATE FOR PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
In addition to admission requirements of the college of Graduate Studies, admission to the certificate program requires the following:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
A current Ohio educator's license
One letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor addressing formal teaching evaluations and who is knowledgeable about your ability to engage in graduate work in this certificate program
The certificate program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.
WHAT TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION
Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
Copy of current, valid teaching license(s)
One letter of recommendation
Resume or curriculum vitae
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE for Principal Licensure
For the Certificate, students must complete the following program requirements:
A minimum of 21 semester hours of approved graduate course work
Completion of the following: EDAS 8000, 8010, 8020, 8110, 8150, 8440, and 8190
Courses may be included as part of a doctoral degree program as approved by the student's faculty advisor.
All coursework and requirements of the certificate must be taken within a four-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
Plan of Study
A plan of study identifying the courses for the certificate is required after 6 credit hours. The certificate plan of study must include the following within the 21 semester hour minimum:
- 21 credits of specialization in educational administration and supervision
Prior to Applying for Ohio Administrator License
- Two years of successful teaching experience for your licensure area
Acceptable scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Content Assessment(s) for the endorsement
GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING A PLAN OF STUDY
Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Master of Education in Administration and Supervision. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.
|EDAS 8000||The Individual In Organizations||3|
|EDAS 8010||Leadership in School Curriculum||3|
|EDAS 8110||Legal Aspects Of School Administration||3|
|EDAS 8150||The Administrative Experience||3|
|EDAS 8020||Instructional Leadership||3|
|EDAS 8440||Equity Issues In Educational Finance And Economics||3|
|EDAS 8190||Integrated Experiences In Education Administration||3|