Educational Administration educator preparation programs, leading to a State of Ohio-issued license

The Department of Educational Administration offers three educator preparation programs:

Curriculum, instruction and professional development (CIPD)

For students who have completed the M.S.E. in Educational Leadership (or a comparable M.S. program). This prepares educators to work as a Curriculum Director or Special Education Director. Candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 15 hours of designated educator preparation coursework (CIPD).
  • Provide evidence of two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching credential.
  • Obtain a passing score of 220 on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) state test.

Principal

For students who have completed the M.S.E. in Educational Leadership (or a comparable M.S. program). Candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 12 hours of designated educator preparation coursework (principal).
  • Provide evidence of two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching credential.
  • Obtain a passing score of 220 on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) state test.

Superintendent

For students who have completed the M.S.E. in Educational Leadership (or a comparable M.S. program) and have obtained principal licensure. Candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 12 hours of designated educator preparation coursework (superintendent).
  • Provide evidence of three years of successful administrative experience under a standard administrative credential.

Administration license examination required

As of Sept. 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) test series replaced the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. Individuals who successfully completed a Praxis test before September 2013 may use the Praxis test results to satisfy the test requirement at the time they apply for licensure.

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