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Improve your leadership skills. The Department of Educational Leadership offers a planned program of study to obtain a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Choose from concentrations in Principalship, Superintendent, or Curriculum, Instruction: Professional Development. Additional coursework will qualify you for a license.
Contact Information
Grant Hambright
479 Allyn Hall

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Acceptable score on the Miller's Analogy Test or the Graduate Record Examination or undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Please contact the Department of Educational Leadership for quarterly deadline dates: (937)775-3006

It's easy to apply. Formal admission to the program is required. You can download a Graduate Application or apply online. Visit the School of Graduate Studies webpage.

National and State Accredition/Approval
• National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
• North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
• Ohio State Board of Education
• Member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

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Administrative Specialist License

CIPD Ed.S. candidates must have a master's degree, a current professional teaching license, and at least three years of successful classroom teaching experience under a professional license.*

Upon successful completion of the CIPD Ed.S. program of study and passing the appropriate licensure exam (if applicable), the holder of a current educator license who meets the criteria detailed in the previous paragraph is eligible for a CIPD license.

*Note: Prospective students who hold a master's degree but do not have a teaching license or teaching experience may complete the CIPD Ed.S. program and receive the Ed.S. in Advanced Curriculum & Instruction, but they will be ineligible for the CIPD license.


Required Courses

Course #

Course Title

Credit Hours

EDL 9860

Organizational Behavior in Education


EDL 9610

Curricular & Instructional Leadership


EDL 8580

Advanced Educational Measurement


EDL 9620

Leadership for Individual & Collective Change


EDL 9930

School District Finance & Business Management


EDL 9600

Political & Social Contexts of Schools


EDL 9870

Administrative Leadership in Communication


EDL 9630

Advanced Curriculum Analysis & Accountability


EDL 9740

The Leader, Law, and Special Populations


EDL 9500

Practicum II: CIPD


Total hours: 30

For more information, visit the site for Educational Leadership Online Degree Programs.