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Educational Leadership
Improve your Leadership Skills. The Department of Leadership Studies offers a planned program of study to obtain a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Choose from concentrations in Principalship, Superintendent, or Professional Development. Additional coursework will qualify you for a license.
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 Graduate School.
  • Please contact the Department of Leadership Studies for term 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 Graduate School 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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Principal

Students seeking a Principal (Grades PK-6) license must hold a current teaching certificate or license and a minimum of two years successful classroom teaching. Students who do not have a current (expired) teaching credential must complete the renewal requirements for a license prior to the granting of the license.

Pre-K - 6 Upon successful completion of the Principal (Grades PK-6) licensure program of study and passing the Praxis II exam in Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (#10410), the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential is eligible for a Principal (Grades PK-6) (#280100).

4-9 Upon successful completion of the Principal (Grades 4-9) licensure program of study and passing the Praxis II exam in Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (#10410), the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential is eligible for a Principal (Grades 4-9) (#280200).

5-12 Upon successful completion of the Principal (Grades 5-12) licensure program of study and passing the Praxis II exam in Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (#10410), the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential is eligible for a Principal (Grades 5-12) (#280300).

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Educational Administrative Specialist (EAS): Superintendent

Students seeking a license in Superintendent must hold a current teaching certificate or license and a masters degree in Educational Leadership. Students who do not have a current (expired) teaching credential must complete the renewal requirements for a license prior to the granting of the license in Superintendent.
Upon successful completion of the Superintendent licensure program of study and passing the Praxis II exam in Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (#10410), the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential is eligible for a Superintendent license (#68).
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Educational Administrative Specialist (EAS):

Students seeking a license in Administrative Specialist: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (CI:PD) must hold a current teaching certificate or license and a masters degree in Educational Leadership. Students who do not have a current (expired) teaching credential must complete the renewal requirements for a license prior to the granting of the license in CI:PD.
Upon successful completion of the CI:PD licensure program of study and three years of teaching experience under a valid teaching certificate or license and a masters degree in Educational Leadership and passing the Praxis II exam in Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (#10410), the holder of an Ohio standard teaching credential is eligible for a license in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (CI:PD) (#281300).
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