Educational Administration licensure programs

Click on the links below to explore the licensure options available in the Department of Educational Administration:

CIPD licensure

The Department of Educational Administration offers a graduate-level licensure program in curriculum, instruction and professional development (CIPD) for students who have completed the master's degree in Educational Leadership or a comparable M.S. program. This prepares educators to work as a Curriculum Director or Special Education Director.

To earn CIPD licensure, candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 15 hours of designated CIPD licensure coursework.
  • 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. Information regarding this test can be found online.

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Principal licensure

The Department of Educational Administration offers a graduate-level principal licensure program for students who have completed the master's degree in Educational Leadership or a comparable M.S. program.

To earn principal licensure, candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 12 hours of designated principal licensure coursework.
  • 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. Information regarding this test can be found online.

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Superintendent licensure

The Department of Educational Administration offers a graduate-level superintendent licensure program in for students who have completed the master's degree in Educational Leadership or a comparable M.S. program and have obtained principal licensure.

To earn superintendent licensure, candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 12 hours of designated licensure coursework.
  • Provide evidence of three years of successful administrative experience under a standard administrative credential.

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Administration license examination required

Beginning Sept. 1, 2013, a new test series (OAE), replaced the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. More information can be found on the ODE website. Individuals who successfully completed a Praxis test required for licensure before September 2013 may use the Praxis test results to satisfy the licensure test requirement at the time they apply for licensure.

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