Principal (Licensure)

The Department of Educational Leadership is committed to the preparation of scholar-practitioners who are dedicated to building learning communities through critical reflection.

Students may earn a Principal license by completing the University of Dayton Master of Science in Education and Health Sciences Degree in Educational Leadership, or its approved equivalent; successfully completing the 12 semester hours of designated Principal license coursework and providing evidence of two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching credential on the level for which the administrative license is sought. Also, Beginning September 1, 2013, a new test series Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) test will replace the Praxis II Series as the required Ohio educator licensure test. Students applying for an initial administrative license must pass the OAE with a minimum score of 220. Please go online to for registration and testing information.

Students have the opportunity to pursue coursework via the Internet or by combining distance learning* and traditional courses in pursuit of the Principal license.

Admission Resources

Gainful Employment

As part of a new federal regulation focusing on Title IV programs, the University of Dayton is providing required information about how our non-degree programs lead to gainful employment in recognized careers. You may review gainful employment information for the Principal Licensure Preparation certificate program:

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